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Helichrysm, Immortelle

Helichrysm, Immortelle


TIMELESS Pure Therapeutic Helichrysm essential oil (also called Immortelle or Everlasting)

Botanical name :    Helichrysm angustifolia var. italicum  

Extraction method / Source :    Steam distillation / Flowering tops

Aroma : Rich, fruity, honey-like

Note classification :  Middle        Odor Intensity :  3

Key constituents :   Nerol, neryl acetate, alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, myrcene, limonene, 1,8 cineol,  borneol, linalool    (Current Certificate of Analysis available upon request)

Shelf Life:  3 years  or longer, if stored in an airtight container away from heat and light.

Plant description :    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 :  Croatia, Bosnia

Growing Practices :    Cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

Properties :   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 : 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.

Modes of Administration :    Topical :    massage, compress, skin care, salves and creams      Inhalation: direct inhalation, diffuser

Fragrant influences:   Promotes dream activity and awareness, supports reconnection with the earth

Safety :    Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing

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

History / Fun Facts :

References :

Althea Press, Essential Oils : Natural Remedies, 2015.  Althea Press, Berkeley, CA.

Battaglia, SalvatoreThe Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition, 2003. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, Australia

Cooksley, Valerie Gennari, Aromatherapy: Soothing Remedies to Restore, Rejuvenate, and Heal, 2002. Prentice Hall Press, New York, NY.

Cooksley, Valerie GennariAromatherapy : A Holistic Guide to Natural Healing with Essential Oils, 2015.  Floramed Publishing, The Woodlands, TX.

Green, MindyNatural Perfumes, 1999. Interweave Press, Loveland, CO.

Hampton, AubreyNatural and Organic Hair and Skin Care, 1987. Organica Press, Tampa, FL.

International Fragrance Research Association, (January 5, 2016)

Schnaubelt, KurtAdvanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, (English translation)1998. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.

Schnaubelt, KurtThe Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils : The Science of Aromatherapy2011. Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT.

Tourles, Stephanie L., Hands On Healing Remedies, 2012. Storey Publishing, North Adams, MA.

Worwood, Valerie AnnThe Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy, 1991.  New World Library, Novato, California

Notice : This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease, and should not take the place of evaluation by a qualified health professional. Although we strive to provide information which is accurate and up to date, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information.

Precautions : 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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