Helichrysum Essential Oil for Skin Care
Helichrysum, a member of the daisy/sunflower family, is among the most miraculous and powerful healing plants at our disposal. Helichrysum italicum essential oil, also known as Immortelle, is revered for its unparalleled regenerative and protective benefits in skin care as well as its anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.
In aromatherapy, Helichrysum essential oil instills deep peace and tranquility and provides support in releasing emotional trauma. It is also a useful tool to help us reconnect with the spiritual realm and opens the heart and mind to new experiences and practices. It supports and cradles the psyche to work through difficult emotions, trauma or issues that we have buried in the subconscious or qualities within ourselves we don’t like to acknowledge. It creates a nurturing environment that promotes inner calm and fosters spiritual practice.
Additionally, Helichrysum helps smooth both skin tone and texture, reduces the appearance of fine lines, and its emollient properties help keep skin hydrated. Add a drop or two to a favorite moisturizer or a face-friendly carrier oil such as Organic Jojoba both morning and night.
A truly multifaceted essential oil, Helichrysum is also beneficial for treating sunburns, helping to block UV rays to protect against skin cancer, as well as for those with acne, eczema, psoriasis and other skin irritations. For application on the body, dilute a few drops into a palm full of a favorite carrier oil. While Helichrysum is one of the safest oils for skin application, those with allergies to plants in the Asteraceae family (such as ragweed) should test it on a small area first.
Helichrysum (Immortelle) Essential Oil is sold at Kate’s Magik, in Tucson. Connect at KatesMagik.com.