Helichrysum

Helichrysum Essential Oil

Helichrysum italicum

The honey-sweet scented Helichrysum oil is renewing to the skin and calming to the mind. Applied topically, Helichrysum promotes a clear complexion and is soothing when used in a massage. When taken internally, it offers powerful support to the digestive, immune, nervous, and cardiovascular systems.*

Usage Tips:

  • Apply topically to reduce the appearance of blemishes, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and to promote a glowing, youthful complexion.
  • Mix a few drops of Helichrysum and Lavender essentials oil with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil for relief from razor bumps. 
  • Massage into the temples and the back of the neck for a soothing sensation.

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What Is Helichrysum?

Helichrysum is a mountain wildflower in the daisy family that has slim, slivery leaves and yellow blossoms. Unlike many herbs, only the blossoms yield the fragrant essential oil, making Helichrysum precious. It takes 4.4 pounds of helichrysum flowers to produce 5 mL of Helichrysum essential oil. doTERRA Helichrysum essential oil is sourced in Corsica, France from Helichrysum italicum, the helichyrsum species most valued for its oil. 

Can You Put Helichrysum Essential Oil on Your Face?

Helichrysum is a favorite oil for the complexion and is often included in anti-aging products. It promotes healthy, glowing skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and blemishes. Apply Helichrysum to the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and to promote a glowing, youthful complexion. It also helps soothe minor skin irritations, such as after sun exposure or shaving.

Helichrysum’s primary constituent is neryl acetate, which has been shown in experimental research to be effective for reducing skin irritations. Neryl acetate supports healthy-looking skin and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles. Helichrysum essential oil is also rich in acetophenones and phloroglucinols, substances that support healthy-looking skin when applied topically.

What Else Is Helichrysum Essential Oil Used For?

Thanks to its constituents, Helichrysum is also calming and soothing to the nervous system.* The scent may also help reduce feelings of mental fatigue. Helichrysum’s diverse emotional benefits can be enjoyed when you use it aromatically or topically. Use Helichrysum diluted with a carrier oil in a full body massage to increase feelings of energy and vitality. For a soothing sensation, massage Helichrysum into the temples and back of neck. 

Can You Ingest Helichrysum Essential Oil?

When taken internally, Helichrysum oil may help promote a healthy metabolism and support the health of the digestive, immune, nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems.* To take advantage of these benefits of Helichrysum essential oil, take two drops of Helichrysum essential oil in a glass cup of water or a veggie cap.

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