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25 Days of Essential Oils – Day 8

Day 8, Helichrysum essential oil also goes by the name “immortelle”.

This essential oil is another great one for skincare use. Fun fact on the flower for this essential oil, I read it was coined this nickname because the flower does not wither. Now imagine the benefits to our skin. This essential oil is perfect for anything related to the skin. Helichrysum can be added to your current moisturizer for this essential oils skin adding benefits. This essential oil is also a little more pricey than more common essential oils. This is why I am selective in what I use it for and buy it in small sizes. There are a few other species of helichrysum, so make sure you read the Latin name of the essential oil to make sure you are getting the correct one. The others have similar to different safety profiles and uses.


Essential Oil Common Name: Helichrysum


Latin Name: Helichrysum italicum


Family: Asteraceae


Part of Plant Used: Flowers


Extraction Method: Steam Distilled


Notes (Scent and Staying Power): Middle


Safe for Ages: Safe for all ages, but there are some general guidelines when it comes to children and essential oils. This essential oil is great for skincare, but still, use caution when using it topically for children under the age of 2. Sensitivities can still occur. Read here on how to do skin patch testing. If you create a blend for yourself, use a quarter of the amount of essential oil for children as a safe guideline.


Safe for Pregnancy: Yes


Safe for Breastfeeding: Yes


Topical Max: There is no topical max for this essential oil, but always dilute before applying it to the skin. I need to point out that there is an “absolute” version of this essential oil. The “absolute” does have a topical max. Just make sure if you are purchasing it, that it is not an absolute. You can also click below to find where to purchase the one I am discussing here.


Shelf Life: 5 Years


Key Therapeutic Properties/Actions: Analgesic, Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Bruising, Skin regenerative


Contraindications: This essential oil has no known contraindications other than, do not use on puncture wounds.


Where to purchase: Helichrysum here.


Thank you for reading!

Love and Nature,

Nicole


Remember: The contents of this blog post are intended for educational and informational purposes only and may not be the best fit for you and your personal situation. It shall not be construed as medical advice. The information and education provided here is not intended or implied to supplement or replace professional medical treatment, advice, and/or diagnosis. Always check with your own physician or medical professional before trying or implementing any information read here. Click here to read more about my medical/FDA disclaimers.

 

References:

Tisserand, R., & Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety. (2nd ed.). Churchill Livingstone.


Petersen, D. (2016). Aromatherapy Materia Medica. American College of Healthcare Sciences.


Aromahead Institute. (n.d.). Aromatherapy Certification Program. [Courses]. Aromahead Institute. https://courses.aromahead.com/aromatherapy-certification-program

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