Botanical Name: Helichrysum splendidum
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Origin: South Africa
Description: Helichrysum has shining, gray-silver grass foliage with a collection of golden everlasting flowers that blossom in midsummer.
Color: Pale yellow to yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Helichrysum African Essential Oil is extremely respected for its skin healing properties. It is commonly applied to burns, older sun-damaged skin, and to minimize scarring. It is very effective as an anti-microbial agent, anti-fungal agent, and for use in creams and lotions due to its ability to filter UV rays. Helichrysum Oil can be used to soothe away deep emotional stress and diffuse anger and destructive feelings.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Chamomile, Lavender, Clary Sage, Rose, Clove Bud and any of the other oils from the citrus oil family.
Aromatic Scent: Helichrysum African Essential Oil has a powerful scent that can be described as a floral mint. It is both earthy and fresh.
History: The word Helichrysum is derived from the Greek word helios meaning sun and chrysos meaning gold. This is a reference to the golden color of many of the flowers from this botanical genus. Helichrysum has been used since the time of the ancient Greeks for its great wound healing ability, and was used often after battles.
Cautions: Helichrysum Essential Oil is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing. Avoid use during pregnancy.