immortelle helichrysum italicum


 
The power of a flower
The most potent Remedies & Skin Care on our planet are made with this plant !
HELICHRYSUM ITALICUM
Other names for this Essential Oil includes:
Immortelle, Everlasting, Curry plant, Muredda, Elicriso, Helichrys
 
Helichrysum italicum : It is a flowering plant of the daisy family Asteraceae   L'immortelle The signification is "gold sun" in Greek or even "petit soleil" in French

I often asked myself how I should start to explain the different virtues of this golden headed flower ? How can a tiny flower such as this, which is so discreet in appearance, contain so much to relieve suffering and pain and yet at the same time bring cosmetic virtues to the skin making time deflect on a wrinkled zone ? Listen here an audio memo, one of many comments and feed back that we receive from customers.

immortelle, what a plant !

600 helichrysum species

 

Aromatherapy : The word was originally used by French chemist Rene-Maurice Gattefosse in 1920.In a laboratory accident, Gattefosse set his arm on fire and immediately thrust it into the nearest vat of cold liquid, which happened to be lavender oil. Instantly, he felt soothing relief and watched as the burn continued to heal quickly, with no inflammation or scarring. The profound healing benefits led him to a lifetime of research in a field that he termed “aromatherapy.”

In fact it still has hidden qualities not yet discovered with research still being carried out to understand the full implications that this plant can have on the human body and especially on skin. I’ve opted modestly here for a step by step guide if you like and I’m trying to cover all aspects of this essential oil and how to explain the why, the where and the what for questions that I myself ask. In any case this has lead me on a journey in essential oils and has helped me to understand why this golden liquid is so precious.

In the next pages you will see how it can be added to a carrier oil to be able to treat & prevent: rosacea and redness, it soothes sun burns and inflamed skin, treat aged skin, stretch mark, varicous vein & their ulcers, eczema, psoriasis, stains, difficult scars and scabs, contact eczema, itching and scratching, adult & teenage acne wounds of all kinds and much more. In fact Immortelle has traditionally been used for anti-inflammatory, cell-regenerating, pain reducing, calming, and uplifting properties . It is also a liver stimulant.

It supports the “I Am” consciousness and is a great aid in meditation when one wishes to contact their higher knowledge or when seeking their karmic path. Also Helichrysum Italicum resonates beautifully with the fourth, or heart chakra and because helichrysum is a flower that enjoys the sun, it is connected with the solar plexus energiesUsed in our skin care products it has a skin-rejuvenating immediate effect . Elsewhere it is often used as a fixative in perfumes thanks to its intense fragrance.

USDA researchers at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts, have developed a laboratory test to measure the oxygen radical absorption capacity of different foods and natural substances. Known as the ORAC scale, it is one of the most sensitive and reliable methods for measuring antioxidant capacity. Scoring an amazing 1,743 µTE/100 g on this ORAC scale, helichrysum provides a defense against harmful free radicals. It has all also the therapeutic benefits of the Italicum species and is highly suited for emotional healing. It can help access forgotten memories and is therefore a valuable tool for processing emotional injuries.


General Safety Information

Do not take any essential oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use essential oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an essential oil that you've never used before.

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