Helichrysum or immortelle essential oil is a very precious and expensive oil with truly remarkable benefits. The scientific name for this plant is Helichrysum italicum and it is found in the Mediterranean. The plant grows mainly in sandy, rocky soil. The oil and plant are also known as everlasting and immortelle.
Helichrysum essential oil is known for its powerful healing abilities. The oil is typically pale yellow and has a strong fruity smell with herbal and honey undertones. Helichrysum essential oil is ranked as one of the most healing essential oils on the market and is considered to be a precious oil, even more precious than frankincense, myrrh, and rose essential oils.
There are many important properties to immortelle including anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-allergic properties. Helichrysum essential oil also has healing and regenerative properties. This oil is effective for healing scars, swollen or weak veins, stretch marks, and other skin imperfections. Because of these characteristics, it is widely used in skin care products. The effectiveness of helichrysum is closely linked to the fact that it possesses di-ketones, which are not found in any other essential oil. Di-ketones help stimulate tissue repair and regeneration.
Helichrysum can be used to benefit the body internally as well as externally. Its ability to rejuvenate the skin and relieve water retention from the body are two examples of the many blessings of this essential oil. With its power of rejuvenation, immortelle or everlasting are perfect words to describe this oil.