PORTRAIT

You’ll be amazed by the healing power of helichrysum essential oil as it minimizes bruises, soothes sunburn, and heals wounds and cuts. The antiseptic and antibiotic properties of this fragrant oil make it a must-have when you travel with children—to the playground or the beach. But don’t reserve it for the kids—let it nourish your skin, rejuvenating the cells and adding radiance. It can rejuvenate your emotional state as well, helping to heal old wounds so you face life glowing with optimism. Discover what the Mediterranean region has known for centuries— helichrysum packs a punch!

Essential Facts

Plant Parts: Flowers
Botanical Family: Asteraceae
Chemical Family: Monoterpenes, Monoterpenols, Sesquiterpenes, Esters
Country of Origin: Croatia
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Cultivation Method: Certified Organic
Aroma: Fresh, herbaceous, warm and radiant
Note Classification: Middle

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PROPERTIES

Emotional and Energetic Properties:

  • Emotionally balancing & healing.
  • “Honey for the Psyche” (Patricia Davis)

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Anti-allergenic – An agent that reduces the symptoms of allergies.
  • Antiseptic – Assists in fighting germs/infections.
  • Antidepressant – An agent that is uplifting and counteracts melancholy.
  • Anti-inflammatory – Alleviates inflammation.
  • Antispasmodic —Relieves spasms of voluntary and involuntary muscles.
  • Cicatrisant – Cell-regenerative for skin, healing for scars.

HOW TO USE

Acute Injury: Apply neat (undiluted) immediately after an injury to prevent or at least minimize swelling and bruising.  Is cooling and reduces pain.

Bruises: Apply neat (undiluted) immediately after an injury to prevent or at least minimize swelling and bruising. It is cooling and reduces pain.

Burns: Reduce pain from burns including sunburns. Apply neat (undiluted) immediately after a burn. For larger burns such as sunburns, make a blend using 15 drops of helichrysum and 1 oz. aloe vera gel. Gently massage into effected area. It is cooling and reduces pain.

Cuts and Wounds:Apply a drop of helichrysum neat on the cut to stop the bleeding, kill germs and start the healing process.

Scars: Reduce the appearance of scars. See Scar Zapper Balm in recipes tab.

Sore Muscles: Relief for sore spasmodic muscles. See Helichrysum Oil Blend in recipes tab.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.

RECIPES

Scar Zapper Balm

1 oz. prickly pear

4 oz. jojoba

1/2 oz. beeswax

20 drops balsam copaiba

12 drops frankincense (Boswellia sacra)

20 drops helichrysum

10 drops myrrh

5 drops rock rose

4–5 glass containers (1 oz.)

Directions: Place the beeswax, and jojoba in a Pyrex glass-measuring cup. Fill a stockpot 1/4 of the way with water and bring to a boil. Place the Pyrex in the pot of water and wait for the beeswax to melt into the jojoba.

This takes about 5 minutes on a high heat. Remove from heat before all the beeswax melts, as melting will continue to after heat removal. Be sure none of the water from the pot boils into the Pyrex container. Add the remaining essential oils and stir well with a glass stir rod or a wooden chopstick.

Pour into small glass containers or tin containers. This recipe makes 5.5 ounces of salve.

Massage into effected area – daily.

Helichrysum Oil Blend

5 drops helichrysum

4 drops german chamomile

3 drops lemongrass

4 drops lavender

1 oz. carrier oil or unscented lotion

Directions: Blend all ingredients together in a 1 oz. container. Massage into effected area to help relieve muscle soreness.

SAFETY

If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician or clinical certified aromatherapist. For external use only. Keep away from mucous membranes & eyes. Test a small amount on skin for allergic reaction. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and small children under the age of five years old.

Always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil.

 

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