It is no wonder that Helichrysum has been coined through the ages with the names Everlasting and Immortelle, as a tribute to the aroma that remains in the buds for years and years, long after the flowers have been harvested from the ground. It is among the most important essential oils we have discovered as humans. Countless testimonials from people around the world speak to the profound regenerative properties of this precious oil.
Derived from the Greek words helisso (sun) and chrysos (gold), Helichrysum's name is as regal as its essential oil benefits, from remarkable skin regeneration to wound healing and trauma relief. It has the ability to treat wounds on contact and then heal the scars that follow. Unrivalled in its regenerative effects, it is an essential oil in everyday skincare routines to smooth out the mile markers of our lives as wrinkles reflect our unique journey. Helichrysum is a healing and restorative powerhouse. It soothes inflammation, while also reducing pain with its built-in analgesic properties. It is a multifaceted aid in acute trauma conditions as well as a daily tonic to keep skin healthy.
Our skin is our largest organ and plays a vital role in protecting us from pathogens like viruses, bacteria, and other microbes that can weaken us or even lead to disease. One of the most powerful aspects of essential oils is how the intricate systems of our bodies are designed to recognize and process them. Essential oils existed in plants long before humans and therefore, unlike synthetics, they communicate with us in a unique way. Helichrysum displays a brilliant example of this organic connection. The spectrum of naturally occurring chemistry in this essential oil is vast, which is why it offers such myriad benefits to us. Beyond the regenerative effects it visibly has on our skin, it also helps protect us from pathogens entering our bodies through our skin, which is why it is so useful in times of trauma.
5 ways to use Helichrysum Essential Oil
Graceful Ageing Regenerative Skincare:
Add 3 drops Helichrysum Essential Oil to 5 mL of your favourite Carrier Oil. Use daily as a serum. We have formulated Helichrysum essential oil into the Gifts of the Magi Face Serum and Gifts of the Magi Face Cream for you to incorporate into your skincare ritual.
Scar Diminishing: Add 6-7 drops Helichrysum Essential Oil and 4 mL Rosehip Oil to a 30 mL bottle. Fill the bottle with the remaining the Carrier Oil of your choice. Apply 2-3 times per day for at least one month.
Cuts and Wounds: Lavender Essential Oil is often an excellent treatment for minor cuts and wounds. When the event involves more trauma, Helichrysum Essential Oil can be a dynamic First Aid rescue. In Traditional French Medical Aromatherapy, it is recommended to apply several drops of Helichrysum Essential Oil directly onto the cut or wounded skin area for benefits such as: analgesic/pain relief, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and support in regenerating skin cell/tissue.
Burns: Apply several drops of Helichrysum Essential Oil and Lavender Essential Oil (in equal parts) to minor burns, including sunburns. Testimonials speak to the analgesic effects as well as reduction of the burned area.
Bruises: Add 1-2 drops Helichrysum Essential Oil per 5 mL Carrier Oil of your choice. Apply to bruised area 2-3 times a day.