Plant and Oil Description
Intensely fragrant, helichrysum is sometimes called the “curry plant” because of its rich, spicy scent. The plant grows in sand and rock in the driest areas of the Mediterranean, with clusters of yellow flowers that retain their color long after picking. The plant itself is named for these beautiful blossoms, from the Greek words “helios”, meaning sun, and “chrysos”, meaning gold. The essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and stems of the plant that is cherished for its unique and robust aroma, in addition to traditional medicinal applications.
What’s it Good For?
Colds and the flu – Symptoms of colds and influenza typically include uncomfortable inflammation in the nose and airway passages. Use our helichrysum oil in a vaporizer, a bowl of hot water, or a warm bath and inhale its powerful anti-inflammatory compounds. Combine with SenseLAB’s clove or black pepper oil to further reduce inflammation.
Sore muscles and arthritis – Massage our helichrysum oil into tender muscles and joints for pain relief. Dilute with a carrier oil and use with other essential oils that also have anti-inflammatory properties, such as ginger and turmeric oil.
First aid – Research suggests that using essential oils combined with antibiotics is more effective than treating wounds with antibiotics alone. Our helichrysum oil has strong antimicrobial properties that can help ward off infections and help wounds heal faster. Apply to clean, shallow wounds with a nourishing carrier oil and allow the essential oil to be absorbed into the skin.
Digestive symptoms – When applied topically, SenseLAB’s helichrysum oil may help to reduce digestive discomforts, such as stomachaches, indigestion, bloating, constipation, and acid reflux. Massage our helichrysum oil into the abdomen with a carrier oil, and combine with SenseLAB’s fennel, neroli, or spearmint oil, depending on the symptoms.
How to Use It?
Inhale the infused steam from a vaporizer, a bowl of hot water, or a warm bath to open up the airway passages when experiencing cold- or flu-like symptoms. Massage into sore muscles and joints with a carrier oil to relieve pain. Use a carrier oil to apply to clean, shallow wounds to prevent infection. Apply to the abdomen with a carrier oil when experiencing digestive discomfort. Pairs well with clove, black pepper, ginger, turmeric, spearmint, neroli, and fennel oils.
How it’s made?
It takes approximately 8 pounds of helichrysum flowers to make 10 ml of pure SenseLAB Helichrysum Essential Oil.
Helichrysum Essential Oil Physical Properties
Our carefully crafted Helichrysum Essential Oil is steam distilled from the hearty, yellow flowering tops of the Helichrysum italicum plant that grows wild in the dry Mediterranean fields of Italy.
Parts used: Flowers
Extraction method: Steam distiller
Note classification: Middle to Top
Appearance: Pale yellow to orange colored liquid
Blend ideas of Helichrysum Essential Oil
Helichrysum blends well with Copaiba, Sandalwood, Lavender, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Ginger, Grapefruit, Clary Sage, and Clove.
SenseLAB “Desert Sunset” Signature Blend:
- 2 drops Helichrysum
- 3 drops Tangerine
- 4 drops Cedarwood
SenseLAB “Silent Night” Signature Blend:
- 3 drops Helichrysum
- 3 drops Lavender
- 2 drops Copaiba
SenseLAB “Seaside” Signature Blend:
- 1 drop Helichrysum
- 1 drop Sandalwood
- 2 drops Orange
- 2 drops Bergamot
- 2 drops Grapefruit
SenseLAB “Stress Management” Signature Blend:
- 4 drops Helichrysum
- 3 drops Bergamot
- 2 drops Jasmine
- 1 drop Neroli
SenseLAB “Honesty” Signature Blend:
- 3 drops Helichrysum
- 2 drops Ginger
- 2 drops Tangerine
Cautions / Safe use
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out 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.