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Helichrysum Healing



Regular readers of our newsletter know that I believe our Helichrysum italicuum is the most healing essential oil I have ever seen. It can be effective on Rosacea, Bruising, Scarring, Eczema, Back Pain, and a wide array of other physical ailments.

Available in Essential Oil and Hydrosol.


(Italian Everlasting, Immortelle) Helichrysum Italicum ssp Serotinum Corsica, Certified Organic, blossoms.


The steam distilled oil of the Italian Everlasting is one of the strongest anti-inflammatories I know. I use it in all my skin blends, and have been known to use it neat on bad bruises . The fragrance is warm, slightly honey like, rich and buttery, with green notes of wood, spices, herb. It is a fascinating oil because it is made up of several layers of notes that appear to unfold during the dry down.

Helichrysum is antibacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal . It is a component of my anti-acne blends, as well as useful in any rash or skin irritation (blended with German Chamomile CO 2 it gives amazing results!).

The literature and the aromatherapy lists are full of anecdotal evidence of Helichrysum Italicuum's amazing power when used on broken bones , stories of doctors being amazed that the break healed in half the estimated time, etc.

My personal experience is that it can fade bruises almost overnight, turning an angry new bruise to one that looks like a week old almost healed bruise while I slept. It acts by having the blood reabsorbed into the tissue, thus removing the discoloration and the pain caused by pressure on the nerves.

According to Dr. Christoph Streicher, Helichrysum is useful in treating heart palpitations, irregular heartbeat and risk of stroke. Blended with Ylang Ylang it is useful in treating high blood pressure. Dr. Streicher, along with many other authorities, also states that Helichrysum, in a base of Rose Hip Seed Oil will fade older scars.

Any blend created for arthritis, bruising, or scarring needs Helichrysum. One client writes that it is very effective in easing the pain of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. She applies a weak dilution when the pain starts, and within about 10 minutes the pain is gone for hours. (Not sure that relieving the pain and continuing the same activities that caused the pain is wise, but that is a matter of personal choice.)

Read the comments of several of our clients who have used either our Helichrysum essential oil or our Helichrysum hydrosol on our testimonial page.

Mentally, it is very supportive and comforting. It is believed by some to open the right side of the brain and improve creativity as well as increase dream activity. I also use it in a meditation blend to encourage spirituality and personal growth.

Again, according to Dr. Streicher, emotionally it can help an individual get in touch with unresolved feelings, emotions that have been denied and/or buried. It is also helpful in restoring memories that have been buried deep in the past. Dr. Streicher recommends it in psychotherapy to aid a patient in dealing with emotions. It helps release defense mechanisms and offers comfort in processing these emotional traumas. A client who is a psychotherapist uses a blend of Helichrysum and Jasmine Sambac for helping her clients deal with their pasts.

This oil can have very profound spiritual and emotional effects .It is considered by some to be one of the 'sacred' oils.

There are other species of Helichrysum.  It is grown in several different countries. In the past we have offered others. We no longer do so, because even though the price is lower, and we can pass the savings on to you, we have not found that any Helichrysum, other than Corsican, offers the amazing healing benefits of true Corsican Helichrysum Essential Oil.

heli hydrosol

BLENDS WITH: Boronia, Chamomile, all Citrus oils, Clary Sage, Clove, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Mimosa, Neroli, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Rose, and Vetiver. Use with Rose Hip Seed Oil for fading surgical and burn scars.

Our Helichrysum is available in both Essential Oil and Hydrosol forms.



Essential Oils:


Traditional Helichrysum: (Italian Everlasting, Immortelle) Helichrysum Italicum ssp Serotinum Corsica, Certified Organic, blossoms. Our classic traditionally distilled (in copper stills) from the Island of Corsica.   This has been our standby healing oil for years.

2 ml.: $28.00
5 ml.: $60.00
15 ml: $128.00


  Helichrysum 10% Dilution: Our lovely organic Helichrysum Traditional in a 10% dilution in Jojoba. Use for skincare, for treating injuries, or for inhalation. Also offered in Rose Hip Seed Oil, the scar healing synergy suggested by Kurt Schaubelt and Dr. Christoph Striecher. Several of our friends and customers have seen great results from using the Helichrysum in Rose Hip Oil. However, Rose Hip Seed Oil can cause break outs on acne prone skin. If you have acne prone skin, it's best to avoid using the Rose Hip, or test it on a very small area of your face to see if there is a reaction.

In Jojoba:
5 ml.: $14.00
15 ml: $25.00

In Rose Hip Seed:
5 ml.: $16.00
15 ml.: $32.00



Helichrysum - Copper-Free: (Italian Everlasting, Immortelle) Helichrysum Italicum Corsica, Certified Organic, blossoms. This new specimen of our beloved Helichrysum italicuum is distilled in Stainless Steel, rather than in the traditional copper still. It is lighter and fresher smelling, with almost a note of spice.

.If you love the healing effects of Helichrysum Essential Oil, in skincare and or in healing various and sundry aches and pains, but are not drawn to its aroma, please request a sample of this newer distillation.  Available undiluted, and in a 10% dilution in Fractionated Coconut Oil.

2 ml.: $28.00
5 ml.: $60.00
15 ml: $120.00


  Helichrysum - Copper-Free, 10% Dilution: Our Copper Free Helichrysum italicum in a 10% dilution in Fractionated Coconut Oil.  Appropriate for pain relief, and for anti -inflammatory effects.  Safest carrier oil for troubled skin or acne prone skin.

15 ml.: $24.00



  Hydrosol: Top  

Helichrysum Hydrosol: Helichrysum italicum, Certified Organic, France

Helichrysum italicum essental oil is the most powerfully anti-inflammatory essential oil, and an essential component in Rosacea and bruise blends.

The gentler helichrysum hydrosol is the perfect toner for Rosacea, couperose (thread veins) and inflamed or irritated skin. It is a wonderful cool compress for bruises, as well. Having seen how wonderful Helichrysum's essential oil is in healing scars, I'd suggest trying helichrysum hydrosol (perhaps blended with carrot seed hydrosol?) for treating acne scars.

I've heard back from people using Helichrysum Hydrosol and Roman Chamomile hydrosol together to sooth sunburns, radiation burns, rashes, skin irritations of all types.   

Nothing else that I know of is its match for gentle care for sensitive skin.

4 fl. oz..: $25.00






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