Benefits: reduces allergy, aiding skin inflammation, aids digestion
Botanical Name: Helichrysum italicum
α-Pinene: 20 - 30%
Neryl Acetate: 3 - 20%
γ-curcumene: 10 - 20%
Plant Part: Flowering top of plant
Origin: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Processing Method: Steam Distillation
Description / Color / Consistency: Clear or pale yellow / Thin liquid
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: Helichrysum has been described as having a dry, spicy scent as well as the sweet, musty scent of roasted sugar / Middle note / Medium aroma
Blends With: Chamomile, Lavender, Clary Sage, Rose, Clove Bud and any of the oils from the citrus oil family.
Helichrysum has silver-gray, grassy foliage with a collection of golden flowers at the top, which blossom in mid-summer. The colour of the flowers lasts long after they have been picked and dried. Its name is derived from the Greek words ‘Helios’ meaning 'Sun' and ‘Chrysos’ meaning 'Gold'. Helichrysum has been used since the time of the ancient Greeks, who often used it after battles.