Product Abstract: Helichrysum has silvery gray, grassy foliage with a collection of golden flowers that blossom in midsummer. Helichrysum italicum grows wild in Mediterranean regions with dry, high altitudes receiving a lot of sun exposure. Also known as Immortelle or Everlasting, its name is derived from the Greek word helios meaning 'sun' and chrysos meaning 'gold'. This is a reference to the golden color of many of the flowers from this botanical genus, whose colour last long after they have been picked and dried. Helichrysum has been used since the time of the ancient Greeks, who often used it after battles.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
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Rating: I love this oil, and this is one of the best prices I've found. I had a bad rash under my breasts and on my upper abdomen, I tried every product I could find, some would soothe for a while but nothing healed the rash. I took this oil and mixed with some of my homemade shea/cocoa butter/coconut oil butter, I would rub the oil mixture in at least once a day and I could literally feel the rash decreasing and going away. I will never be without a bottle of this oil in my collection
Rating: Very nice, but not quite as strong as I expected. It definitely is a good deal for the price however.
By:Mikaila, Port Ludlow, Washington Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 14-Aug-2013
Rating: Have some on the way, can't wait to try it on my aches and pain, and skin ailments!
By:Anna, Leavenworth, Washington Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Mar-2007
Rating: I used this on my 11 year olds warts on her toe. I took her to a doctor and had them burned off but they came back worse. After rubbing this oil on her toe once in the am and once in the pm, her warts were gone in a week. You can not even see where they were. Her skin is baby soft on that toe. It was truly remarkable.
Rating: Wow... this is some beautiful oil. I am in love with the scent. It's like chamomile and yarrow had a beautiful baby... helichrysum. This is a strong one so you can use it sparingly. Great in my pain rub and on bruises... like other reviewers have said. I split a sample bottle with a friend since it's pretty expensive - but it will not disappoint.
By:Brandy, Davenport, Iowa Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Feb-2010
Rating: I use this Helichrysum almost every day. I bruise easily and if I get to the oil on time, My bruises do not turn black and blue. It also works well for pain. It is an oil I use in my pain mixtures. New Directions has a great price and product. Do not leave it behind if you travel.
By:Elisabeth, Kensington, Maryland Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 06-Nov-2006
Rating: I had read so many articles about the wonders of helichrysum that I wanted to try it for myself. It seems like the sort of thing a person should just have on hand for first aid. I read that it helped with fibromyalgia pain so I wanted to try it for myself. I put several drops of the helichrysum in my palm & added about a half teaspoon of almond oil and rubbed it into my shoulder area. (The worst of the soreness involves the entire upper arm, shoulder mechanism and underarm area.) I did this with each side. It seems to take about 15 minutes or so, but I believe I am experiencing about a 50% reduction in the pain by doing this, and if I make 2 applications a day it works quite well. I know many people may be unimpressed at the \"only\" 50% reduction in pain, but if you have suffered with fibro for decades and virtually NOTHING has worked on the pain, you become impressed.
That\'s why I am writing this review - I want to let others know of my experience. It just might help them. Now - - this stuff has a real scent, so new users, be aware. It\'s not like anything else I have ever smelled to compare it to. It\'s not particularly appealing, but has a kind of medicinal smell that one associates with the kinds of things that pack a healing wallop. Because it works I\'m getting fonder and fonder of it! (This remark is for someone who has never smelled it. It is as unique and pungent as something like eucalyptus. I\'m not saying it smells like eucalyptus (it doesn\'t) but it\'s strong & medicinal smelling like it.)
This is one of those spendy oils, but for pain relief, it\'s worth every penny. I may learn more good things this EO does & will perhaps later add to this initial report, but because someone else might benefit by knowing it helped relieve fibro pain in someone almost nothing has ever helped, I wanted to get the word out.
One other comment: there are lots of warnings out there that tell you to beware of your source on this particular EO. Since it worked, I believe we have our answer here that this is a quality product.
By:Carol, Lake Oswego, Oregon
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 14-Aug-2009
Rating: I had intended to purchase the other Helichrysum and as it turns out I\'m glad I didnt! I ws able to formulate a good pain balm blending this with three other herbs in a butter and beeswax and am very delighted to report not only has this oil blend actually improved what I felt a good product as it was.
I have Raynauds among other issues . Raynauds can only be helped by heat , not pain pills.....the salve has worked for fibro pain (no its not another miracle herb that cures all the ails you) but for neuropathy and Raynauds , wonderful. With the other herbs in my blend I can now have a multifunctional product that is not necessarily formulated for one condition. Now, to find that special something that self heats when exposed to air and my product will be DONE!
This is not an unpleasant scent as you will want to reduce it but with one of the other scents in my blend...nice and fresh!
Rating: I have read much information about the EO Helichrysum and the importance of making sure it is a very high quality oil to be able to get the results required. I ordered the Helichrysum italicum from New Directions for a bad case of dry, cracking and itching eczema on the hands. I mixed it with German Chamomile in a base of fractionated coconut oil and made sure it was applied a number of times daily. The results have been amazing!! The healing and improvement was noticable overnight and will soon be gone completely. It is an excellent quality essential oil and I am so very pleased with the results of this case and would highly recommend the use of this oil.
By:Sylvia, Brantford, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I COULD NOT WAIT FOR THIS TO COME IN THE MAIL. AS SOON AS IT ARRIVED I ADDED IT TO MY HEALING SALVE . I HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT GOOD FEED BACK.
By:Julie, Moriarty, New Mexico
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 01-Mar-2009
Rating: I was pleased to find a source for heliocrysum that is as good as the one I have been buying from Europe. I am very pleased with this heliocrysum , it is very fresh. I use it as a stand alone, in custom blends and in reflexology.
By:Kathy, Shelley, Idaho Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Feb-2008
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