Helichrysum (Corsica, Bio-Certified)
Botanical Name: Helichrysum italicum
Helichrysum has the nickname “Immortelle” because of its incredible ability to promote healthy skin. #1 skin and wound healer. Stimulates the capillary beds to increase and produce growth factor of more blood. It's blood vitalizing abilities speed healing for bruising, lacerations after sutures directly to assist in closing wound. Reduces inflammation and is even more powerful with Frankincense carterii (Bio-Certified). It's used to promote circulation in the veins.
Is your skin showing the signs of all this beautiful sunlight? Helichrysum to the rescue! Helichrysum aids the body in cell regeneration, reduces the appearance of sun and age spots, and creates an even, balanced complexion. Helichrysum is highly valuable because of its incredible antioxidant properties. Helichrysum is often used in skin care products because of its ability to reduce signs of aging skin. It is perfect for rejuvenating dry, red and chapped skin. A few spritzes of our “After Sun” blend will soothe away sun related skin irritations and leave your skin feeling hydrated and refreshed. Helichrysum is an indispensable part of the family medical kit. Our Helichrysum comes ONLY from Corsica! ~read below for fun details on the farm..
To make the After Sun Spritz, you will need:
- 4 oz glass spritzer bottle
- 4 drops Helichrysum
- 20 drops Lavender
- ½ oz Helichrysum Hydrosol
- 1½ oz Organic Aloe Vera Gel
Helichrysum italicum is a flowering plant of the daisy family. It is often referred to as the Curry Plant. The oil is distilled from the flowering parts. The scent is a deeply saturated sweet, green floral aroma. Among its properties are anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, antimicrobial, antitussive, astringent, diuretic, expectorant, and fungicidal. It has powerful antibruise properties as well as helping with varicose veins. It is an amazing oil that assists us physically, mentally, and spiritually. It has great pain relieving qualities and helps in healing wounds. This powerful oil detoxifies the liver, relieves congestion, neutralizes effects of nicotene and caffeine, It has an uplifting effect on mental function and improves meridian flow.
Have a sore nose from a cold? Use our 5 mL roll-on in Jojoba to soothe the raw skin!
WHERE DOES OUR HELICHRYSUM COME FROM ~ and only one source? Somah has never found it's equal!
Albrecht von Keyserlingk is the owner of Essences Naturelles Corses. He has been organically farming since 1983, after taking over the Farm from his Father who started himself in 1961. Today, he is working with two of his daughters who share his passion for essential oils and perfumery. Albrect developed a passion for medicinal and aromatic plants and started distilling his crops for essential oil in early 1990s.
Albrecht was the first Corsican to distill Helichrysum italicum oil in 1991. Because 1 ton of Helichrysum flowers only produce 1.8 Liters, Albrect decided that wildcrafting was not sustainable, so he started farming Helichrysum. He is the first organic and biodynamic farmer in Corsica.