Helichrysum splendidum Essential Oil
Helichrysum splendidum comes from the flowers of a variety of Helichrysum that grows in South Africa.
- Botanical Family: Asteraceae
- 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 splendidum is comprised of sesquiterpenes (β-phellandrene, δ-cadinene, germacrene d).
- Musculoskeletal: supports pain relief and inflammation
- Respiratory: soothes respiratory congestion from ailments and allergies
- Skin: antioxidant properties support the skin
- Pregnancy: helps with respiratory support, hemorrhoids, inflammation, and is emotionally grounding
- Emotional: grounding and uplifting when dealing with emotional trauma
- Spiritual: supports the Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus Chakras, balances and supports focusing on relationships and personal autonomy
- Scent Profile: Mid note with an earthy aroma with minty and floral elements
- Longevity: The aroma of Helichrysum Splendidum can last up to 100-200 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Herbaceous, Hay
- Blends well with: Bergamot, Frankincense, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Orange, Palo Santo, Roman Chamomile, Rose Geranium, Tumeric, Vetiver, and Yarrow
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Products Using Helichrysum splendidum 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.