Helichrysum essential oil is widely known for its strong, exotic fragrance. In several countries such as Italy, Spain and Portugal, the flowers and leaves of the plant are used in many products in perfume business and medicine.
Like for most essential oils, the steam distillation method is used for the extraction of helichrysum essential oil.Its powerful antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties kill bacteria, viruses and fungi that cause infections.Due to this, it helps relieve gum disease.Helichrysum essential oil stops bleeding and helps heal scar tissue due to a recent injury, surgery or scar tissue that has formed many years ago.Helichrysum has many beneficial uses: you can use it on burns, for ear infection or for kidney infections. You can mix it with a carrier oil and apply it on stretch marks, acne scars and all kinds of wounds.It has emollient, anti-aging and anti-wrinkle properties and that makes it ideal for treating the area around the eyes. Due to the deep hydration and elasticity that offers, the skin becomes silkier. Also, it absorbs quickly without leaving behind any greasy residue on the skin.Helichrysum essential oil is very effective for joint pains caused by rheumatoid arthritis. It relieves muscle pain, internal injuries and joint stiffness. It also helps body detoxification from alcohol, medication and nicotine, setting body and mind free from addictive behaviors.In a study, researchers used a mixture of basil, mint and helichrysum essential oils. All participants experienced a decrease in mental exhaustion and burnout. In order to feel more vibrant and clean instantly, inhale helichrysum essential oil.Also, you can put a few drops of essential oil in a diffuser in order to disperse the perfume into the room.
If you want to apply it topically, you should mix it with a carrier oil, such as coconut or almond oil before applying it to the skin.