Helichrysum is arguably one of the best essential oils for skin care. The oil (pronounced: hell-ee-kriss-um) happens to be of the most popular essential oils for skin care for individuals of all ages and stages of life—and for good reason.
Also referred to as “Immortelle” or “Everlasting,” helichrysum is frequently used in facial care products for mature and aging skin, as well as for blemished skin or skin with tissue damage. Not only is it extremely versatile–being useful for a number of different skin types–it’s also gentle and effective.
It can easily be incorporated in your natural skin care regimen, as well as in formulations for dealing with bruises, sore muscles, and damaged tissue.
It is considered a gentle oil, so there is less concern for sensitization, and it also has regenerative properties that make it well-suited for numerous skin issues. Additionally, it has a fresh herbaceous-floral scent that is naturally uplifting when inhaled.
Uses for Helichrysum
Helichrysum has a number of uses, but here are just a few it can help with:
- Joint and/or muscle pain
- Varicose Veins
- Tissue damage
- Respiratory Issues
In general, helichrysum can be used for most skin issues. It should be noted that it is one of the more expensive essential oils. However, very small amounts of the oil are needed, making it significantly more cost-effective than you may initially think.
In fact, a 1% dilution of helichrysum will be beneficial for many situations, ensuring that even a small bottle of the oil can last you a long time.
Helichrysum Skin Benefits
Helichrysum is well-suited for most skin types including:
You can either add helichrysum to your existing body care products, like cleansers and moisturizers, or you can formulate your own products with just a few simple ingredients.
Tips For Mixing Helichrysum Oil Into Your Skin Care Products
- Use 6-9 drops per ounce for face products
- Use 20-30 drops per ounce for body oils
- Always do a patch test first to check for skin sensitivity
- For liquids, shake well before use
DIY Recipes With Helichrysum
Much like frankincense essential oil, there are several ways to use helichrysum in your skin care routine. If you want to go the easy route, simply add it to your existing body care products—easy-peasy!
Not only is it significantly cheaper to make your own products, it’s also incredibly empowering when you are the one who decides which ingredients will go into each of your own formulations!
However, if you’re looking for some simple recipes that include helichrysum, I’ve got you covered. Below, I’ve included three simple recipes with helichrysum that your skin will thank you for—trust me!
1. Helichrysum Facial Gel
Helichrysum is well-known for its acne-fighting properties. Not only does it contain anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, it’s also considered beneficial for scars as well.
Helichrysum can easily be incorporated into your daily beauty regimen, and when added to organic aloe vera gel, it can be a natural way to support healthy and clearer skin.
- 1 oz. organic aloe vera gel
- 9 drops of helichrysum essential oil
- Mix well and store in a dark colored flip-top container.
2. Nourishing Facial Serum
Due to its versatility and numerous skin-supporting properties, helichrysum is one of the go-to essential oils for skin care formulations.
It’s especially popular for mature and prematurely aging skin and when combined with a nourishing carrier oil—like rosehip, argan, or jojoba—it makes a wonderfully nourishing facial serum.
- 1 oz. rosehip, argan, or jojoba oil
- 9 drops of helichrysum essential oil
- Mix well and store in a 1 oz dark glass dropper bottle.
3. Helichrysum Rescue Oil
It may come as a surprise that helichrysum is fantastic for bruises, sprains, and strains. While it contains anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, it also contains anti-haematomal properties as well.
It is well-suited for pain that’s associated with bruises or muscle, joint, or tissue injuries, and it can be used as a sort of trauma or rescue oil when needed.
- 1 oz. fractionated coconut oil, or other carrier oil of choice
- 20-30 drops of helichrysum essential oil (2%-3% dilution)
- Mix well and store in a dark colored flip-top container