Helichrysum oil is known for its restorative properties and provides excellent support to
the skin, liver, and nervous system.
It has a sweet and fruity smell with honey or nectar overtones. I like the smell of the oil, but many don’t! Whether you like the smell or not, it is an uplifting oil and assists us in releasing emotional blocks that are rooted in the subconscious mind.
It is one of the main ingredients
in PanAway Blend which can be used for discomfort in muscles after exercise.
Helichrysum oil is also used in conjunction with a Vita Flex Technique (ear vitaflex technique). While other oils can be used for this technique, helichrysum oil is the oil of choice.
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What is the Genus Species? Helichrysum italicum. It is commonly referred to as Everlasting, Immortelle or the Curry Plant!
Why is this Information Important? There are over 600 species of Helichrysum. And often times the species are substituted or intertwined.
This is particularly true when a plant such as this is referred to by so many common names. Searching on the internet, I found places that sold everlasting essential oil, Immortelle oil and curry plant oil! And, the genus species was not listed either. Remember, it is always best to know your source and the genus species, so you know what you are getting!
Chemistry note about Helichrysum Essential Oil – This oil is sometimes extremely hard to find in therapeutic grade quality because the plant is very sensitive to climate and soil composition. Any change in these factors modifies the naturally occurring constituent neryl acetate percentage.
It is best harvested when the neryl acetate is between 25-50%. Therefore, this brings home the point once again, that unless companies have advanced laboratory equipment to analyze it, or expect laboratory results from their suppliers, there is no way you can know if it’s therapeutic grade or not.
What is the Origin of the Plant Name? Helichrysum comes from a Greek word "helisso" meaning "to turn around" and the word "chryros" meaning "gold".
Why is this Information so Important? Its not, it's just a fun fact!
What Part of the Plant is Used? Flowers
What is the ORAC Value? 1,740 µTE/100g
What Does this Number Mean? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Oranges = 750; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that Helichrysum flowers were dried and were offered to the Greek Gods as offerings?
What are the Plant Properties? Calming and centering.
What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Helichrysum Oil? known for its restorative properties and provides excellent support to healthy skin, liver, and nervous systems
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its sharp and herbaceous aroma makes one feel secure and safe.
What is the Spiritual Influence? Helichrysum cuts through emotional blocks on a subtle and gentle level, and that’s why it is also good for animals.
More importantly, releasing blocks gives rise to the gift of patience and persistence to the user. This is an excellent choice then for those who have been irresponsible, lack follow through or need strength to persevere through a difficult situation or project.
This is a very ancient plant. The Lemarians spent much time imprinting the plant with joy, wisdom and persistence so it would be a gift to all mankind.
What Chakra is Affected? Promotes opening of the solar plexus chakra.
What is the Corresponding Chakra Color? Yellow.
How do I Use it?
Use NEAT (undiluted). Then,
Can this oil be used for Animals? Yes, definitely! Have your animals smell it directly from the bottle or place a drop or two in your palm, then smell. Or place a drop in your palm and pet head to toe.
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Pine and citrus products and oils in particular that are not of therapeutic quality! Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
I only recommend using Young Living Oils on animals at this time.
What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils when wanting best results!
This oil it is generally regarded as safe (GRAS) and is also approved as a Food Additive (FA).
Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.
If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician.
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that Helichrysum is used for dried flower displays because it keeps its color, shape and fragrance perfectly?
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