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Helichrysum Blossoms
Helichrysum Blossoms
Helichrysum essential oil is brimming with useful and healing properties. It exerts a regenerative action on Skin cells and has many other properties.

Regenerative - It promotes regrowth of Skin ( also called as Cytophylactic )
Cicatrizant - It promotes healing of Wounds and cuts.
Anticoagulant - It prevents coagulation of blood, which is useful for some and harmful for some others.
Anti-viral - It is effective against certain Virus species.
Antispasmodic - It alleviates a spasm.
Antiallergenic - It is helpful in curbing Allergies.
AntiSeptic - It prevents Infection in Wounds.
Febrifuge - reduces Fevers.
Cholagogue - Promotes the release of bile from the Liver and thus improves Digestion.
Antifungal - It is a strong Fungicide.
AntiBacterial - Kills some species of Bacteria.
Expectorant - Aids in expelling phlegm.
Hepatic Stimulant - It stimulates the Liver.
Splenic - It stimulates the spleen.
Diuretic - Promotes release of urine.
Mucolytic - It is mucilaginous and protects the Mucus membrane of the Throat and Intestines.
Detoxifier - It promotes release of Toxins.
Stimulant - It stimulates the various channels inside our body.
Nervine - Tonic for the Nervous system.
Anti-Cholesterol - It aids in maintaining a healthy Cholesterol profile.
Anti-phlogistic - reduces Inflammation associated with Fevers.
Anti-hematoma - reduces hematoma, like blue Bruises and black eyes.
Insecticidal, specially AntiMalarial. It has been found to be effective mosquito species that causes Malaria.
Astringent - Shrinks the Skin.
Antioxidant - It has got a mild Antioxidant capacity.
Anti-Aging - Because of its Antioxidant and Cytophylactic properties, it acts as an Anti-Aging agent.
Analgesic - It relieves Pain.

In Aromatherapy, helichrysum essential oil blends with essential oil of lavender, lemon, bergamot, rosemary, cypress, juniper, neroli and geranium.

Health Benefits: Helichrysum essential oil has a plethora of health benefits. It is versatile and can be used in many home remedies.

1. Helichrysum essential oil for Scars
One can apply helichrysum oil on Skin as a regular Emollient. It has to be diluted in a base oil though. It prevents the growth of Bacterial and Fungal Infections. However, the strongest effect is seen on Scars. Helichrysum essential oil has profound scar healing capabilities. One can apply it on various kinds of Scars, like box car Scars, ice pick Scars, keloids, Acne Scars, Stretch marks, left over marks of injuries. This is how to use. Take about 5 ml of a base oil, like olive oil. Add 5 drops of helichrysum essential oil. Apply it on the scar using a cotton ball. Let the oil stay there and seep into the Skin. It promotes sloughing of outer Skin and thus brings new Skin on to the top. The collagen and elastin fibers are stimulated to fill up gaps, or tears. This heals the Scars and diminishes its appearance. Within a few weeks, the scar lightens. For Acne Scars. one should use a non-comedogenic oil, like jojoba oil as base oil.

2. Sports Injuries
Sportsmen regularly face injuries that lead to hematoma. It is a pooling of blood within the soft tissues right underneath the Skin due to an injury, like a fall, sprain, hard object impact. It is just a bruise. But, these can take many days to go away. One can apply helichrysum essential oil on hematoma to help it recover faster. Here too, this essential oil should be diluted in a base oil. One can use about 10 drops for an ounce of base oil. Make sure to do a patch test on healthy Skin first.

3. Skin Diseases
Helichrysum essential oil provides relief in Psoriasis and Eczema. One can use a convenient, non irritating base oil like coconut oil and add a few drops of helichrysum essential oil to it. Apply this on Psoriasis or Eczema lesions 2 3 times per day. It promotes healing of lesions and reduces Inflammation. It can be used in massage formulation to deal with dry, Chapped Skin.

4. Varicose veins
Helichrysum essential oil is a powerful natural remedy for Varicose veins. One should massage the legs with helichrysum oil diluted in a carrier oil, like sesame oil. This massage helps to relieve Stress on the veins and reduce Varicose veins.

5. Muscle Cramps and Pain
Helichrysum essential oil is effective in relieving Muscular Cramps and chronic body Pain, like back Pain. One should put about 20 drops of helichrysum oil in a bath tub full of warm water and take bath in this water. It provides relief from the Cramps and Pain. If the Pain is sharp, one can massage helichrysum oil onto the Painful area. It can be applied on Painful joints to provide some relief from Arthritis.

6. Anti-Aging effects
This is an area of application of helichrysum essential oil which is receiving considerable attention. It can provide powerful Anti-Aging benefits because of its Skin regenerative capabilities. One should use it a base oil which is also applicable for Anti-Aging. Some of the best carrier oils for Anti-Aging are rosehip seed oil and pomegranate seed oil. Dilute helichrysum essential oil in rosehip seed oil and massage on the face every night. Only a small amount is needed. It can help to get rid of Wrinkles, fine lines, age spots and Liver spots.

7. Burns
Helichrysum essential oil is also helpful in treating minor Burns. It exerts a soothing effect and promotes the Skin to heal much faster. One can use aloe vera oil as base oil in this condition.

8. Tinnitus
People who suffer from tinnitus know how deeply it impacts the quality of Sleep, and even the quality of life. There are not many things that are effective for tinnitus ( ringing in the ears ). Helichrysum essential oil can help in tinnitus. For this condition, dilute helichrysum essential oil and Juniper essential oil in a convenient base oil. Massage this oil on the outside of the ear, all around it. Do not put this inside the ear canal. Regular application of these oils helps to constrict the Blood vessels pressing on the Nerves which might be the cause of tinnitus.

9. Aromatherapy
Helichrysum oil is praised for its wonderful, fragrant smell which is intense. Even a few drops in the vaporizer are enough to fill a room with its Aroma. It is therefore used in Aromatherapy and steam baths to perform some therapeutic effects.

It is used to provide Respiratory relief. Its Aroma calms down Spasms and helps to expel Mucus from the throat. This helps the person breathe easily.
It boosts feelings of mental calmness and emotional security.
Its Aroma can prevent air borne Allergies. It is believed that this essential oil stops the allergen from creating an allergenic response in the body.
It improves blood Circulation.
When used in oil packs, it stimulates the Liver and spleen. It aids the Liver in releasing bile and can help with gallBladder conditions.

10. Nervous system related Pain
Helichrysum essential oil is a Nervine. It is used to alleviate Pain that is caused Nervous issues, like Neuropathy and neuritis. One should apply it all along the Painful Nerve. For example, in Sciatica, apply helichrysum oil from the lower back down to the back of the knee upto the heel. Helichrysum essential oil reduces Inflammation in the Nerve and promotes it to heal. Thus the cause of Nervous Pain is alleviated. This is quite helpful as Nerve Pains are generally excruciating. They are sharp, tingling, burning and almost feel like a rush of electricity.

Helichrysum essential oil is a nice home remedy for Insect Bites.

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Helichrysum infused Jojoba Oil - Helichrysum essential oil reduces Inflammation in the Nerves. Thus the cause of Nervous Pain is alleviated. Jojoba Oil resembles the sebum the body naturally produces to keep the Skin moist. Its contains vitamins E and B.

Melissa Infused Jojoba Oil - Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), is considered a calming herb. It was used as far back as the Middle Ages to reduce Stress and Anxiety.

Campherweed Infused Jojoba Oil - Camphorweed is diminishing to Pain, Inflammation, and the fluid build-up of acqute injury.

Myrrh Oil - It sedates Inflammations in tissues in cases of Fever or viral Infections, in Digestive system.

Eucalyptus Oil Oil - A potent Anti-inflammatory. It owes these properties to its capacity to stimulate Circulation by opening up the Blood vessels. This flushes out the Toxins from the system.

Vetiver Oil - Pacifies all sorts of Inflammation in both the circulatory and Nervous system.

Shea Butter - Anti-inflammatory

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Helichrysum infused Jojoba Oil - Helichrysum is an antioxident and Anti-Aging agent. It exerts a regenerative action on Skin cells. Jojoba Oil resembles the sebum the body naturally produces to keep the Skin moist. It contains vitamins E and B.

Frankincense Oil - promotes Regeneration of healthy cells and keeps existing cells healthy.

Carrot Seed Oil - revitalizes, tones, and is considered one of the best oils for Mature Skin. It helps to remove Toxins and water buildup for fresher, firmer appearance.

Lavender Oil - inhibits Bacteria that causes Infection. And re-balances the over secretion of sebum and reduces Scarring.

Lemon Oil - an Astringent, detoxant, and antiSeptic. Is good for treating various Skin disorders.

Shea Butter - the perfect Moisturizer, especially if you need deep moisturizing. You can rub some shea butter onto dry and cracked heels and hands. This also provides a protective layer to the Skin and prevents the affected areas from becoming inflamed.

Vitamin E - regulates vitamin A which is important for healthy Skin. It is a powerful Antioxidant which reduces or prevents sun damage.