Helichrysum is full of awesomeness. Itâ€™s in one of my favorite blends,Â Deep Relief. A little bit earthy, a little bit herby, its invigorating aroma can chase away the sluggish energy in a room. And thatâ€™s just the start of the dozens of ways this essential oil is a multitasking all-star.
Helichrysum flowers are sometimes called Immortelle, or the Everlasting Flower, possibly because of the way its essential oil can smooth the appearance of fine lines and uneven skin tone. Home spa night, anyone?
Helichrysum is a self-seeding plant in the sunflower family. It grows native in rocky and sandy terrains throughout the Mediterranean. If you love helichrysum oil, you shouldÂ Â probably book a Mediterranean vacation to go see it for yourselfÂ ASAP. How awesome is that? Just sayin.
The word â€œhelichrysumâ€ comes from Latin and Greek roots, meaning â€œgold spiral.â€ Its beautiful, tiny golden blossoms definitely deserve the name.
Hit a slump? Throw some helichrysum and eucalyptus radiata into your diffuser. The fresh, earthy, invigorating scent will perk your space right up and help you refocus on that mile-longÂ to-do list. It probably Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â wouldnâ€™t hurt during homework time either.
Tiny flowers mean tiny yields of essential oil. We steam distill the delicate blossoms of this plant, and while we donâ€™t get much oil from each distillation, that oil has a rich and complex profile of the naturally occurringÂ constituents neryl acetate, gamma-curcumene, and alpha-pinene. Precious awesomeness!
Hitting the gym? One of our top helichrysum oil uses is sports massage. Add a few drops of helichrysum and peppermint to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and knead into muscles wherever you need it. Believe meâ€”that treadmill wonâ€™t look so scary tomorrow.
Helichrysum is typically harvested wild from the rocky shores of Croatiaâ€™s Dalmatia region, but Young Livingâ€™s helichrysum is cultivated at our farm in Split, Croatia. By cultivating this rare plant (purposefully planting to sustain it), Young Living is helping to protect from exploitation and overharvesting. In using our helichrysum essential oil, youâ€™re helping support sustainable agriculture. Doesnâ€™t that feel awesome?
Skin dull and dry from time out in the sun? Help revive it with a soothing, aromatic combination of helichrysum, lavender, and coconut oil. Gently massage the mixture onto your skin, then kick back with a honey-lavender lemonade for a total inside-out refresh from the heat.