Helichrysum Essential Oil

Latin name Helichrysum angustifolium, H. italicum, H. orientale – Family species Asteraceae (Compositae)

Helichrysum is also referred to as Italian Everlasting, Everlasting, Immortelle, and St. John’s Herb. There are approximately 500 species of Helichrysum, however few are used for essential oil.

Oil Selection Guide

Color – Pale yellow
Viscosity – Watery
Scent – Fruity, fresh, strong, honey-like, straw / tea like undertone
Perfume Aroma – Base note

Oil Source Information

Plant Type – Herb
Part Used – Flowers
Countries of Origin – France, Corsica, Hungary, Italy, Spain
Extraction Method – Steam distillation

Known Chemical Constituents

neryl acetate, nerol, geraniol, linalol, pinene, isovaleric aldehyde, sesquiterpenes, furfurol, eugenol

Uses of Helichrysum

Used in aromatherapy and found in perfumery and pharmaceutical products.

Helichrysum blends well with

  • bergamot
  • black pepper
  • cedarwood
  • clary sage
  • cypress
  • eucalyptus citriodora
  • frankincense
  • geranium
  • german chamomile
  • grapefruit
  • juniper
  • labdanum
  • lavender
  • lemon
  • mandarin
  • niaouli
  • palmarosa
  • pine
  • ravensara
  • rose maroc
  • rose otto
  • rosemary
  • tea tree
  • thyme linalol
  • vetiver
  • ylang ylang

Special Precautions*

Helichrysum oil should not be used in pregnancy, when nursing, or on children under 12 years of age.
Resources recommend to use sparingly if at all.
* See Safety and Usage.

References and Resources

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