Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum) is commonly known as Everlasting or Immortelle. The EO is steam distilled from the flower of the plant. It comes from the botanical family Asterceae, which includes many, many flowers and things like Echinacea.
I am using Helichrysum EO with some of the facials. It works well for acne and rosacea. It has great regenerative powers and is good for healing the skin. Aside from being great for skin care, Helichrysum is good for healing bruising and swelling. It is said to help speed the healing of broken bones but I haven’t had a reason to try that yet.
This is one of those oils that as you research it, you find it has a wide variety of healing and helpful properties. It has anti-inflammatory properties to help with muscle pain. It is said to help with liver detox and nerve regeneration – again, neither of which I have had the chance to test myself yet!
I’m looking forward to working with Helichrysum more!