Immortelle Essential Oil
Helichrysum italicum, which usually grows wild in rocky environments, is a plant with yellow flowers that appear living even after they have collected and dried. Therefore, the name of this plant was named “Immortelle” meaning “everlasting” [1, 2].
Immortelle essential oil is steam distilled from the flowering yellow tops of the plant. If the flowers are not freshly distilled they ferment after 24 hours. The chemical composition of Immortelle essential oil varies according to its geographical provenance. Depending on its different chemotypes, essential oil can be rich in nerol, curcumene and selinene components .
Although there is great diversity among the chemical compositions, Immortelle essential oil has strong antimicrobial and antifungal activity. It is effective against bacteria and fungi that can cause skin irritations and infections. Helichrysum italicum is a powerful anti-haematoma. It has mostly been used as an infusion to treat respiratory tract infections such as asthma and chronic. It can help relieve pain throughout the body [1, 2, 4].
Immortelle essential oil may be applied via inhalation or topically. Before using this essential oil, carefully read Warning & Safety Requirements.
To apply to the skin, do not use undiluted essential oils on your skin.
Used topically, Immortelle essential oil may be beneficial for application to areas of minor burns, cuts, bites, and bruises. It stimulates the growth of new tissue and new skin and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles [1, 2].
Used in aromatherapy, Immortelle essential oil can be an aid in cases of emotional trauma [1, 2].
Try adding it to a bath or diffuser as aromatherapy, or combining with different essential oils to strengthen its effect.
Add to a 10 ml bottle: 3 drops Immortelle essential oil and 2 drops Lavandin essential oil, then fill with Calendula oil base and shake to mix well. Apply directly to infected skin and wounds.
Warning & Safety Requirements:
Store oils in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and out of reach of children.