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What is Helichrysum?
Helichrysum is also known as the ‘spiritual warrior’ of the plant kingdom. This spiritual healing oil was made for the heart, mind, body and the soul, and an oil most notably worth its weight in gold. Helichrysum is truly gold because it can be likened to a spiritual sun from its legendary ability to find what is hidden in the spiritual and emotional realms. After all, its name is derived from the Greek words “helios”, meaning sun, and “chrysos” meaning gold. For centuries it has been used across many cultures to assist in healing processes necessary for human life.
We’ve long known Immortelle, otherwise known as Everlasting, is used as an antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory due to its high antioxidant abilities. However, Helichrysum oil may be less known in the modern world for its ability to assist in releasing deeply held spiritual trauma and repressed emotions. For the ‘wounded’, it is deeply nurturing — instilling a profound sense of peace and tranquility.
Benefits of Helichrysum for Spiritual Healing
Helichrysum optimizes the distribution and circulation of Life-force energy (otherwise known as Chi, or Prana) throughout the body, igniting strength of spirit and peace of mind. Helichrysum oil is assists in cutting through emotional blockages, breaking through circulatory thought patterns, and shedding light on even the darkest most parts of the soul. This lays the foundation for self-regeneration, transformation, patience and an openness towards receiving the full spectrum that life has to offer. If you’d like to use Helichrysum in a more mindful way, a bit of intention, and self-introspection during application may go a long way for wounds that are not seen on the skin or felt in physical injuries.
Benefits of Helichrysum For Physical Ailments
Many customers over the years have told us how well Helichrysum essential oil is working for them. A staff member reported his father stopped taking pain meds for the arthritis in his knee since using a blend including Helichrysum. He said the oil is great because people find both instant pain relief AND long-term healing. We’ve long heard friends tell us it works like magic!
What is in Helichrysum?
We carry a very particular strain — called Helichrysum italicum spp. serotinum. This strain has two primary benefits: a high level of a compound called “neryl acetate” (40% in our current strains) which acts as a muscle relaxant on a cellular level. For example, if you have an injury cells will “hold on tight” to one another to protect themselves. However, this will slow the healing process of the body because it limits blood flow in the area.
Our Organic Helichrysum has over 11% of di-ketons called “Italidiones I, II, and III” found only in this oil. These are the compounds which stimulate regeneration and speed up the healing process. It is known for its remarkable ability to speed up the process of healing wounds, burns, bruises and even broken bones. While many oils contain ketones, Helichrysum is completely safe for use at any time!
These are also the compounds that have most aromatherapists include Helichrysum in their anti-scar forming blends. You’ll find it in formulas for both old and keloid scars, as well as those from injuries that have just occurred.
Scent: An earthy, sweet, complex and multi-layered floral scent.Share Share