In Europe, Helichrysum has been the subject of research for its effects on certain skin ailments, scar reduction, nerve regeneration, and inflammation. The oil is marketed as a virtual anti-aging miracle in France, where it’s known as a “Fountain of Youth” in a bottle.
Helichrysum is to Aromatherapy what Arnica is to Herbalism. Put more simply, Helichrysum is a must have for physical trauma, first aid, swelling and scars.
Helichrysum’s tremendous regenerative properties help heal sprains, strains, sore tendons, muscle aches, and bruises.
Indications & Treatments
General analgesic: Apply 2-3 drops where pain is located. For stronger relief, mix with 2-3 drops of Peppermint essential oil to help with nagging neck and back pain, TMJ symptoms, arthritic pain, peripheral neuropathy, and even restless leg syndrome. Add 5 drops Helichrysum to 10 drops Peppermint for an area as large as a forearm. Massage and let essential oils penetrate skin for 2-3 minutes. Also recommend mixing with Melissa’s Botanicals P*!N Remedy for all of the above. Follow-up with lotion, if desired.
Burns: Apply a thin layer of equal parts helichrysum and lavender undiluted to burn site as soon as possible for immediate relief. For ongoing wound maintenance, use often. Helps reduce and stop scarring.
Inflammation: For impact injuries such as sprains, strains, and broken bones, apply undiluted immediately to prevent initial swelling. Use enough to cover the affected area in a thin layer (often only a few drops). Repeat every 30 minutes, as necessary. Helichrysum can also be mixed with Blue Chamomile essential oil and Lavender for further anti-inflammatory effects.
Scar treatment and prevention – For maximum benefit, use a mixture of 3 drops each Lavender and 3 drops Helichrysum and rub on scar area or scab. (Wait until scab forms to start applying). Continue use until scar is healed and there are no signs of skin damage. This does not work on scars that are more than a year old. Massage deeply to break up scar tissue on entire area.
Anti-aging - Pat 5 drops on face and neck twice a day to clean skin. Wait 2 minutes for Helichrysum to penetrate, then add moisturizer. Add Lavender Reserve for maximum bennifits.
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