Uses & benefits of helichrysum essential oil 

Benefits of diffusion: Its aroma is comforting, strengthening effect which helps calm the spirit to enhance awareness, patience, creativity, intuition, a sense of peace, optimism, courage, confidence, and determination. It also helps induce feelings of hope, love, trust, compassion, perseverance and dispel negative emotional energy.

Emotionally it is energizing and calming to ease stress and anxiety, help dissipate emotional blockages and feelings of hopelessness when dealing with grief, turmoil loss, loneliness and other negative impulses like anger, despair, panic etc.

Helichrysum Essential Oil has a balancing and hypotensive action to help with hormonal imbalances, lower inflammation and reduce blood pressure. It also helps neutralize the effects of caffeine and nicotine. 

It also has a diuretic and detoxifying effect to help rid the body of harmful toxins by helping to increase the frequency of urination and is beneficial when dealing with fevers or the flu.

It helps loosen, and expel phlegm deposits in the respiratory tract protects the mucous membranes and relieves infections, coughs, colds and throat itchiness to help soothe bronchitis, colds, asthma, sinusitis etc.

Helichrysum italicum essential oil is an amazing natural antihistamine to help soothe allergic reactions and in diffusion combats external and environmental allergens in your space.

It is also immune stimulating and a tonic to help strengthen the neurological system to aid with issues like loss of balance, extreme fatigue, muscle weakness etc.

 

Topical use benefits: Its powerful antioxidant, immune stimulating properties to help boost immune health and combat oxidative damage in the body.

Massage into localized areas for its anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, anti-rheumatic, detoxifying, and analgesic effects to relieve pain from sore muscles, joint, knee or back pain, muscular stress or tension, sprains, sports injuries, rheumatism, arthritis, osteoarthritis etc. 

Apply to the lower abdomen and back to alleviate pain and cramping from menstruation or issues in the digestive system e.g. bloating, acidity, indigestion, acid reflux, constipation etc.

Apply on the chest and upper back to help relax and soothe muscles in the respiratory tract, and ease discomfort from congestion, dryness, throat itchiness or breathing issues e.g. sinusitis, bronchitis, colds etc.

It is a powerful anti-coagulant and anti-hemorrhagic to help with obstructed menses, blood clots, hematomas, bruises, hemorrhoids and other issues related to blood circulation, just apply the diluted mix to affected areas as needed. 

Massage into the hands to prevent and soothe pain from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, into the legs and lower thighs for Restless Leg Syndrome .

Apply to affected areas to help accelerate nerve damage repair and relieve muscle fatigue or discomfort from symptoms of Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuralgia, Sciatica, Fibromyalgia, Shingles.

Massage gently into the soles of the feet, preferably at night or while lying down for its detoxification benefits.

Other attributed therapeutic benefits of Helichrysum Essential Oil include: Antispasmodic, anticoagulant, antiallergenic, anti-microbial, anti-hematoma, antiphlogistic, nervine, anti-inflammatory, antitussive, cicatrizing, and an expectorant. It also acts as a febrifuge, antiseptic, cholagogic, emollient, mucolytic, fungicidal, hepatic, diuretic, splenic, and a cytophylactic substance.

Skincare benefits: As a natural skincare ingredient in a moisturizer/serum Helichrysum italicum Essential oil has a powerful regenerating and rejuvenating action to help accelerate skin cell turnover and correct discoloration, treat hyperpigmentation, clear blemishes to even out the complexion and skin tone.

It also helps prevent UV or environmental damage and when it has already occurred, facilitates treatment and repair of the skin. 

It is one of the most highly recommended anti-aging EOs due to its powerful antioxidant and astringent properties, it also helps accelerate collagen formation and improve skin elasticity to firm, tighten and renew the skin, fade fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet etc. for a more youthful looking skin.

Its extremely powerful emollient properties help soften, smooth and facilitate skin moisture retention to prevent dehydration, chapping, cracking, or chapping for healthier more supple skin.

Its antimicrobial and antibiotic properties are effective against bacterial and fungal skin infections e.g., acne, pimples, blackheads rashes, hives, shaving irritation, redness, scabies etc.  

This is also one of the most effective essential oils to help prevent acne or pimple scars and with consistent use it can help diminish the appearance of surgery, injury, acne or other scars, stretch marks(one of the few essential oils that can be used during pregnancy from the 2nd trimester to help prevent stretch marks), age spots, skin discolorations and abscesses.

It also helps limit abnormal skin cell formation to prevent keloids formation in scars.  

Dab on a clean wound or cut to help accelerate healing and prevent sepsis.

It is also one of the best natural remedies to help calm manifestations of an allergic reaction on the skin e.g. welts, rashes, eruptions and soothes skin inflammation like Eczema, Psoriasis, Scleroderma, Lupus skin flares, Kelaris pilaris, Rosacea, moles, Candida rashes etc.

Hair care benefits: It is regenerating, healing and helps improve blood circulation in the scalp, strengthen hair strands and stimulate the follicles to improve hair growth. It also helps cleanse the scalp, reduce dryness, itchiness and is recommended for its anti-inflammatory to help treat scalp psoriasis, dandruff, fight bacterial and other infections.