Latin name: Helichrysum italicum
Country of origin: Bosnia
Part of the plant: Flower clusters
Obtained by: Steam distilled
Main biochemical components*: Alpha-pinene, gamma-curcumene, isoprenoid diketones
Properties: Antispasmodic, expectorant, antiseptic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory.
Essential 3 created Dilutes so that some of our precious essential oils can be enjoyed at a more affordable price. The essential oils or absolutes are a 5% dilution in fractionated coconut oil. (Fractionated Coconut Oil does not go rancid, has no aroma, and is non-greasy.) Dilutes may be applied directly to the skin. You can also buy undiluted Helichrysum essential oil.
Physical uses: Bronchitis, sinusitis, coughs, colds, flu, muscle aches, inflammation, infections (bacterial, viral), allergic reactions, stiff joints, poor circulation, nerve pain, lymphatic support, immune support.
Skin care uses: Bruises, scars, minor skin infections (bacterial, viral), small wounds, burns, allergic reactions, dermatitis, eczema, inflammation.
Psychological uses: Mild depression, nervous exhaustion, shock.
Subtle uses: Clears energy blocks, especially due to negative emotions. Promotes compassion for others and self.
Notes: Helichrysum is the best essential oil for bruises.
How You Can Use
*Reminder: E3 Dilutes may be applied directly to the skin.
After Shower: After showering, while your skin is still wet, put 1-3 drops of essential oil in the palm of one of your hands and rub your hands together. Quickly and evenly spread the essential oil over your legs, arms, and torso. Avoid sensitive skin areas. For maximum skin hydration and to seal in moisture, apply cream, lotion, or body oil directly to damp skin.
Chest Rub: Mix 5-15 drops of essential oil in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil or fragrance-free, natural lotion, apply to your upper chest and upper back.
Compress: Fill a basin with water. (Warm water relaxes and increases circulation. Cool water invigorates and relieves inflammation.) Add 3-5 drops of essential oil and briskly stir. Lay in a washcloth, wring and apply to the area in need for approximately 1-5 minutes. Dip, wring and apply 3 more times.
Inhalation: Put 1-3 drops of essential oil on a tissue and inhale the aroma through your nose. Pause and inhale again.
(Avoid touching your nose with the tissue.)
Inhalation, Hot Water: Add 1-2 drops of essential oil to a small bowl of hot water. Keeping your eyes tightly closed, lean over the bowl and breathe in deeply yet gently, pause then exhale. Continue for 30 seconds. Inhale through your nose for respiratory or sinus conditions and through your mouth for throat issues or coughs. Repeat as desired.
Spot Application: Mix 1-4 drops of essential oil in 1 teaspoon of carrier oil or aloe vera and apply to the area in need.
The Methods of Use are general guidelines. Individual sensitivities, desired results, and the characteristics of the essential oil(s) used must all be considered. Adjust methods and proportions accordingly.
For external use only. Always dilute before use. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid eyes and other sensitive areas. Keep away from direct flame – essential oils are flammable. If pregnant or nursing, consult a physician before using essential oils. Store at room temperature and avoid direct sunlight.
Aromatherapy: The use of natural, aromatic substances, known as essential oils, to enhance the well-being of body, mind, and spirit. (This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. No information provided is intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.)