Helichrysm, Immortelle, Organic
Pure, Therapeutic Helichrysm essential oil (also called Immortelle or Everlasting)
Helichrysm angustifolia var. italicum
Extraction method / Source
Steam distillation / Flowering tops
Nerol, neryl acetate, alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, myrcene, limonene, 1,8 cineol, borneol, linalool
Botanical family: Compositae or Asteraceae
Helichrysm is a fragrant shrub that grows to 20 inches in height. It produces small green leaves and yellow flowers.
Regions of Production
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Organically farmed. Plants are tested after harvest for purity.
History / Fun Facts
Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitussive, cholagogue, cicatrisant, diuretic, expectorant, hepatic, mucolytic, regenerative (Battaglia, 2003)
Please refer to the Glossary for terms which may be new to you.
Uses / Benefits
Respiratory or sinus infections, viral infections. Soothes cough and promotes restful sleep. Combine with Bergamot to treat herpes infections. This eucalyptus species is indicated for children with respiratory congestion.Helpful for sinus infections, bronchitis and coughs. Helps relieve menstrual discomfort, stimulates lymphatic drainage, promotes detoxification of the body. Helps relieve pain and inflammation with rheumatoid arthritis. Exceptionally healing to skin, helps reduce bruising, promotes wound healing, useful in the treatment of eczema and psoriasis. Also popular for natural perfume making.
Promotes dream activity and awareness, supports reconnection with the earth
Modes of Administration
Topical: massage, compress, skin care, salves and creams
Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser.
Pure Helichrysm essential oil is extremely concentrated, and is effective in very small amounts.
Blends well with
Bergamot, Plack Pepper, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Orange, Palmarosa, Pine, Rose, Rosemary, Sage, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing
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Pure essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts. Do not use them undiluted, or in the eyes or mucus membranes. If applying an essential oil to the skin, always dilute it with a proper carrier oil and test on a small patch of skin before applying to a large area. Do not take them internally except under the direction of a qualified professional trained in Aromatherapy. Always familiarize yourself with the safety, contraindications and proper preparation of each essential oil before use. Note that when using essential oils for children and the elderly, very low concentrations should be used. Keep all essential oils away from children and pets.
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TIMELESS Essential Oils guarantees the purity and quality of all our therapeutic oils. The current Certificate of Analysis is available upon request. All essential oils are best stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.