A pale yellow, watery oil that is obtained from steam distillation of the fresh or dried flowers of the Helichrysum plant.
Helichrysum Angustifolium Flower Oil
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Helichrysum Essential Oil are:
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Excellent for regenerating all skin types, especially damaged or scarred skin.
Helps to prevent wrinkles, so use it in all anti aging serums and creams.
A great anti inflammatory for use in acne prone skin products. It will not only take down the inflammation but start to repair any scars and tissue damage.
A superb choice for muscular aches and pains and sprained muscles, to use in massage lotions and gels, both pre and post sport.
Effective on rosacea, dermatitis and eczema prone skin.
It is antifungal so is ideal to use in a foot cream and as it helps neuralgia as well, good for tired and aching feet.
Excellent to use in men’s after shave serums, creams, gels and lotions.
Use in shampoos and conditioners for eczema and dermatitis prone scalps.
Ideal for nervous exhaustion and it can lift lethargy and depression so use it in relaxing wraps and massage blends.
Blend with Rosehip Seed Oil to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks.
Combine with Roman Chamomile, Spearmint and Lavender as an after sun skin soother.
Traditional Aromatherapy Uses
Traditionally used by qualified aromatherapists to ease the pain of arthritis and rheumatism as it is a good analgesic.
Used as a digestive tonic to clear liver and splenic congestion.
Effective as part of a blend to help rebuild a weakened immune system.
Mixed with St. John’s Wort infused oil and Lavender for bruising.
Blended with Roman Chamomile for areas of inflammation.
Combined with Fragonia to help resolve past emotional issues and release the trauma. To diffuse anger and destructive feelings.
It is said to open up the right side of the brain to allow more free and creative thought processes.
The word Helichrysum is derived from the Greek words Helios (sun) and Chrysos (gold) and was carried by soldiers for its remarkable ability and speed at healing wounds after battles.