Helichrysum Italicum Essential Oil
Helichrysum is a flowering plant with woody stems and yellow flowers that comes from France, Italy, Corsica, Bosnia, and South Africa.
- Botanical Family: Asteraceae
- Other Common Names: Immortelle, Everlasting
- Part of Plant Used: Flowers/Leaves
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: There are several types of Helichrysum: H. italicum, H. gymnocephalum, H. splendidum, H. bracteiferum, H. odoratissimum, and H. patulum.
- Chemistry: Helichrysum italicum is comprised of esters (neryl acetate), monoterpenes (α-pinene), and sesquiterpene alcohols (α-eudesmol).
- First aid: used for bruises, strains, sprains, and tissue trauma
- Musculoskeletal: pain relief for joints, neuralgia, arthritis, and other inflammations
- Respiratory: used for respiratory infections and other conditions
- Pregnancy: supports the immune system, heals the skin, general discomfort, cramping, and emotional support
- Babies & Children: is great for first aid, pain relief, respiratory issues, skin support, and emotional support
- Skin: particularly attuned to mature skin, wrinkles, stretch marks, wounds, burns, inflamed, or irritated skin
- Emotional: supports grief, bereavement, heartbreak, and emotional trauma
- Spiritual: supports the Heart Chakra associated with love, relationships, transformation, and integration
- Scent Profile: Mid note that is spicy and herbaceous
- Longevity: The aroma of Helichrysum italicum can last up to 100-200 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Herbaceous
- Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Carrot Seed, Cedarwood, Cistus, Frankincense, Geranium, German Chamomile, Lavandin, Lavender, Mandarin, Myrrh, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Rosemary ct verbenone, and Sage
- No known issues
Products Using Helichrysum Italicum Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.