Helichrysum Essential Oil

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(Helichrysum italicum) 

Plant Origin: Corsica

Extraction Method: Steam distilled from flowering tops.

Selah oil blends that contain Helichrysum essential oil: Comfort, Selah Kids: Regenerate, Jr., Ease

The 10 mL roll-on is in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil (diluted at 5%).


    Stretch marks, scars, abscess, acne, aging skin, antiallergenic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, boil, bruise, burn, dermatitis, diuretic, eczema, expectorant, rash, scars, sprains and strains, wounds (Althea Press, 338-339)

    Abscesses, aerophagy, anti-inflammatory, arthritis, bruises, cicatrizant (promotes healing and the formation of scar tissue), colitis, couperose skin, diabetes, dermatitis, improves skin dryness and elasticity, E. coli, gastritis, sinusitis, influenza, burns, nervous depression, open wounds, pulmonary depurative, scars, sedative, skin regeneration, haemorrhoids, varicose veins (Price, 77, 89, 91, 121, 213, 218, 242, 270)

    Anti-spasmodic, asthma attacks, whooping cough, expectorant, coughs, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, healing, psoriasis, comforting, antidepressant, stress, digestive system, respiratory system, muscular aches (Davis, 140-141)

    Decongestant, infections, rheumatic pain, antibacterial, mouth sores, gingivitis, antiallergenic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antidepressant, shock, phobias, lethargy, stress.

    Ideal to use in blends to treat condition such as acne, allergic reactions such as hives, dermatitis, eczema, inflammations, psoriasis and wounds.  Promotes cell growth, making it valuable in skin preparations.

    Blended with Lavender and Mandarin, helichrysum...can be used on babies and children to help treat asthma, bronchitis and coughs and to ease the distressing "whoop" of whooping cough.

    Helichrysum boosts the immune system, helping the body to fight infections and allergies.  It can be used to prevent or treat colds, influenza or any problem that is caused by a compromised immune system.

    Use in baths and massage oils for rheumatism, muscular aches and pains, sprains and strains.

    French primarily used for: Anti-inflammatory to regulate cholesterol, stimulate cells of the liver, antispasmodic.  Italian everlast: powerful antibruise properties.

    Resolve old scar tissue, application for arthritis, antiviral, regenerative, stimulates production of new cells, treats burns, scars and acne, detoxifying, drug (including cigarette) withdrawal. (Rose, 88--89)

    Best known for reducing inflammation.  Helichrysum is renowned for its effectiveness in reducing hematoma (bruising) and swelling when applied immediately after an injury, especially a sports injury. (Harrison, 120)

    Analgesic, antibacterial, bronchitis, analgesic, pain relief, bruising, coughs, arthritis, circulation problems (Worwood, 35)

    Acne, phlebitis (vein inflammation), whooping cough, liver fatigue, spasms, anti-viral, bruises, detoxifying from drugs including smoking (nicotine).  Effective in stimulating production and protection of new cells, even in the case of deep, bleeding wounds. (Rose, 98-99)

    Vermifuge (destroys or expels parasitic worms), stimulates the appetite, vulnerary (wound healing), emmenagogue (stimulates or increases menstrual flow), dissolves blood clots (Gattefosse, 25)

    "Helichrysum essential oil is extremely useful after surgery for reducing hematomas, improving healing, preventing cheloid scars, reducing lymphatic edemas following cleansing or dissecting of lymph nodes, and preventing fibrous bands in abdominal surgeries.  Helichrysum is most useful in breast reconstruction, for its anti-inflammative, painkilling, and antiedematous effect and to eliminate old, hardened hematomas." (Schnaubelt, 178-179)

    Bleeding wounds, sanitizes, speeds wound closure, effectively stops pain, heal skin tissue, wound healer, antiaging agent (Schnaubelt, 152-153)


    • Use in the bath or shower for absorption and aromatherapy benefits
    • Diffuse for aromatherapy benefits
    • Massage, diluted, for physical ailments
    • Neat for compromised skin and stretch marks
    • Use with compress for muscle pain and stiffness

    Click here for the essential oils dilution chart.

    Topical: Apply diluted directly to area of concern.  

    Inhalation: Diffuse or inhale directly.

    Internal:  Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.

    However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (Schnaubelt 96).

    All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.


    All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.  It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. 

    Non toxic, moderate risk of skin irritation. (Tisserand, Young, 309-310)

    Avoid using this oil with homeopathic remedies.

    Do not apply to or near the face of infants and children under the age of 10.

    If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.

    Do not put essential oils inside your ear canal.

    This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    GC/MS Key Constituents:

    Neryl acetate 42.20%
    Pinene <alpha> 9.33%
    Ar-Curcumene 6.09%
    Limonene 3.92%
    Isoitalicene 3.71%
    Neryl propionate 3.27%
    Selinene <beta> 2.83%
    Eucalyptol 2.69%


    Althea Press, Essential oils, Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing (2015)

    Price, Shirley & Len. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals (2012)

    Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z (2000).

    Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Handbook for Everyday Wellness (2014).

    Rose, Jeanne.  375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols (1999)

    Harrison, Jim.  Aromatherapy Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils for Esthetics (2008) 

    Worwood, Valerie.  Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child (2000)

    Rose, Jeanne.  The Aromatherapy Book, Applications & Inhalations (1992)

    Gattefosse, Rene-Maurice.  Gattefosse's Aromatherapy, The first book on Aromatherapy Translated from the French Edited by Robert B. Tisserand (1993)

    Schnaubelt, Kirt Ph.D.  The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils, The Science of Advanced Aromatherapy (2011)

    Tisserand, Robert, and Young, Rodney.  Second Edition Essential Oil Safety (2014)

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