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Aug 10 2011 Thank you all for showing interest in the article on Helichrysum or ‘Everlasting Oil’ that I posted a few days ago. Many readers have mailed in saying that they would like to start using this oil but do not know how to go about it. Here, I have compiled some easy-to-use aromatherapy recipes and solutions that will let you reap all the positive benefits of this amazing oil on an everyday basis.  

Uses of Undiluted Helichrysum Oil

For hematomas: Helichrysum is known for its ability to dissolve blood clots and promote healing of surrounding tissues. Apply this oil neat (undiluted) over the affected area every day. For cuts and burns: Helichrysum possesses anti-inflammatory and tissue-regenerating properties. Apply a couple of drops neat on the affected area to soothe the irritated skin and aid healing.

Uses of Diluted Helichrysum Oil

You can make your own Everlasting Oil blend by adding 10 drops of Helichrysum to 1 oz of any carrier oil such as Jojoba.  This blend is useful for treating many common ailments. For headaches: Rub a few drops of the blend between your fingertips and massage your temples and back of the neck with it. For asthma and bronchitis: Massage some of the blended oil onto your chest. For irritable bowels: Massage your lower abdomen with the blend twice a day. For pain relief: Massage the blended oil into sore muscles and inflamed joints using circular motions. For skin care: With your fingertips, apply a few drops of the blended oil onto clean, dry skin. Use light pressure and slow press-and-release movements. The oil nourishes the skin and is very effective against wrinkles. For Anxiety and Depression: Before going to bed, apply the blended oil to your solar plexus, and allow all negative emotions to be released. Helychrisum oil can help heal deep psychological wounds and emotional scars. I hope you enjoy using this oil. Please let me know if you have any queries – I will be very happy to answer them!
© 2011, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC – Aromatherapy blog This information is based on traditional use of aromatherapy and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. No part of this article may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.
Aug 02 2011 View Post It was October in New York when I attended an aromatherapy class by Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt. Since the subject of discussion Helichrysum italicum, also known as Everlasting or Immortelle Essential Oil – was a rare and costly oil, I did not consider it important to focus much on its benefits. It wasn’t long before my personal experiences made me realize the importance of this healing oil and I proceeded to research its versatile healing properties. Since then, I have been a firm believer and promoter of this therapeutic oil and many of my clients have experienced its goodness too.

My personal experience

It was a burn like no other, which I received on the middle finger of my left hand while handling a cast iron baking tray without a glove. The excruciating pain that radiated through my hand was too much to bear and dipping my hand deep in iced water did not help either. Although my first reaction was to apply lavender neat on the burn, it did not provide much relief. It was too late in the night to think straight, and then it finally hit me – I asked my worried husband to get me the bottle of Helichrysum oil, and voila! Like magic, the pain was gone in a couple of seconds, and the burn did not leave even the slightest scar behind.

What the experts say

I enjoy researching the properties of essential oils,  and now I had a new subject. It gives me great pleasure to share some nuggets of what I have been collecting.  Starting with the name, the word Helichrysum comes from the Greek helios = sun and chrysos = gold, the oil has proven to be as powerful as the sun, and as valuable as gold, at least to me. Dr. Schnaubelt attests to its great antiseptic powers without the pain and burning generally associated with disinfectants. He also advocates its use to reduce pain and swelling, saying that
“Helichrysum italicum works for all conditions in which inflamed tissue needs to be calmed down and regenerated”. [1]
For instance, a helpful recipe for relief from painful hemorrhoids, blend 1 oz Jojoba oil, 10 drops Cypress, 12 drops Helichrysum and 7 drops Niaouli applied to the affected area twice in a day. Eliane Zimmerman furthers these therapeutic uses, saying “One of the components is Beta-Diones which is not toxic for people and has anticoagulant properties, making it very effective for the treatment of hematomas.”[2] Further, I learned that the plant from which this is oil is extracted is actually an aromatic shrub, native to the Mediterranean area, Italy, Spain, Dalmatia and Corsica. What I found most interesting, however, in the writings of Gabriel Mojay, is its effect on emotions, when there is an enduring anger, bitterness or resentment.
 “Everlasting oil’s capacity to dissolve clots give it on a subtle level, the power to break through the deepest, most “stuck” of negative emotions.” [3]
Can you imagine the possible benefits of this magical oil?

Helichrysum essential oil therapeutic properties:

  • Anti-Spasmodic: Helps in relieving headaches, migraines, asthma, bronchitis and irritable bowels.
  • Anti-Haematoma: Helps in dissolving blood clots and aids healing of the surrounding tissues.
  • Anti-Inflammatory: Very effective in treating cuts, burns, infections and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Cicatrisant: This property makes your wounds and cuts heal and scars disappear. It is equally effective on spots left on your skin by pox, boils, etc.
  • Cytophylactic: It encourages recycling of dead cell and production of new cells. This property can be particularly beneficial for skin care, especially when used in rejuvenating facial oils.
  • Relaxant and Anti-Depressant: Curbs negative emotions and stimulates positive thoughts and actions.
As you can see for yourself, the benefits of this oil are unending, and despite its apparently high cost, it could be an invaluable addition to your medicine cabinet. Who knows, like me, you may find some use of it someday that will more than justify the small monetary investment. References: [1]Schnaubelt Kurt 1999 Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils. Frog, Ltd., Berkeley, California [2] Zimmermann Elianne 2006 Aromatherapie fur Pflege un Heilberufe. Sonntag, Stuttgart [3] Mojay Gabriel 1996 Aromatherapy for healing the spirit: Restoring Emotional and Mental Balance with Essential Oils. Gaia Books, London
© 2011, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC – Aromatherapy blog This information is based on traditional use of aromatherapy and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. No part of this article may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.
 

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