Helichrysum Essential Oil Product Description
Referred to by some as the Everlasting or Immortal Flower, the Helichrysum plant offers several benefits to the skin. With rejuvenating and restorative properties, doTERRA Helichrysum essential oil has many uses, including reducing the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles, providing a soothing sensation for the skin, and promoting a healthy metabolism.* Often used in anti-aging products, Helichrysum oil is best known for the endless applications it holds for improving the skin.
Helichrysum Essential Oil Uses and Benefits
Fun Fact: Helichrysum gets its name from the Greek word helios, which means sun, and chrysos, which means gold. This description refers to the beautiful golden color of the flowers.
Chemistry of Helichrysum Essential Oil
Main Chemical Components: Neryl acetate, alpha pinene, y-curcumene
Due to its chemical makeup, Helichrysum oil is characterized as a renewing essential oil. It shares chemical qualities with other renewing oils like Arborvitae, Frankincense, Eucalyptus, and Wintergreen. Helichrysum oil is comprised of a chemical group called esters, which are generally known to be calming, relaxing, and to have balancing effects on mood. Esters can also help reduce the appearance of blemishes when applied topically. Neryl acetate, the ester that is the primary chemical constituent of Helichrysum essential oil, is used in perfumery to impart floral and fruity aromas.
Oils that blend well with Helichrysum essential oil
When using Helichrysum during your skincare routine, remember that it mixes well with other essential oils that are good for the skin like Melaleuca, Myrrh, Frankincense, and Lavender.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
Essential Oil Spotlight
A perennial herb, Helichrysum italicum produces golden yellow flower blossoms that have been used in herbal health practices since ancient times in Greece. The golden flowers of this small shrub are used to produce Helichrysum essential oil, using the process of steam distillation. Because of the significant benefits of Helichrysum for skin, it is often referred to as the Everlasting or Immortal Flower.
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(Taken from the book “Emotions and Essential oils”)
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