Helichrysum or Immortelle This Is One Amazing Botanical

Helichrysum essential oil skin benefits are many. The Hydrosol known by the same name, a co-product of the distillation of the oil is equally so.  Of all the amazing botanicals we use in our products this is by far one of our favorites.  

Helichysum Essential Oil Know By Many Names

Also known as the curry plant, immortelle and everlasting. The latter two being very fitting names given its incredible regenerating capabilities. A member of the daisy family, Helichrysum has a beautiful soft floral-honey like bouquet, with slightly herbaceous undertones.  

Thrives In The Harshest Of Conditions

It is said that this golden flower was once presented as an offering to the gods in ancient times. It grows wild and in abundance in many Mediterranean countries including Corsica, Sardinia, Bosnia and Croatia (to name a few) and thrives in the harshest of conditions, with direct sun, little water, and harsh winds not stopping it from blooming on.

Used Since Antiquity

The written history of the use of this plant dates to ancient times with recipes for the treatment of burns, wounds and various topical ailments. Kirk Schnaubelt, one of the pioneers of modern aromatherapy, states that this oil is one of the best wound healers and anti-aging agents, period

Widely Studied

Hhelichrysum italicum, its scientific name has been widely studied for its healing and skin renewing abilities.  The traditional uses of this botanical have long been documented in its countries of origin but the promising modern day pharmacological uses are mounting in numbers.  However it is not just the oil that has been studied, the hydrosol has as well. We can think of these products as just floral waters, true hydrosol are anything but. They are often referred to as hydrolate's but whatever the name if they are from the distillation process of essential oils, they contain the essence of the plat in every drop. As such are powerful in their own right. 


The powerful regenerative properties of both the oil and the water are beneficial in so many ways. Moreover, every single skin type will appreciate this botanical.

Firstly it will substantially improve cellular regeneration making it fantastic for aging skin, or skin that requires healing. But there is so much more to helichrysum essential oil benefits here are just a few

  • Stimulates natural collagen production
  • Smooths the tone and the texture of the skin
  • Reduces age spots
  • Soothes radiation burns, rashes and sunburns
  • Reduces swelling and bruising
  • Aides in the healing of both old and new dermal scars.
  • Helps to clear congested skin
  • Soothes sensitive skin and treats rosacea.

In Conclusion, we love this oil and hydrosol so much! Here is a partial list of formulas we use it in.