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Helichrysum Essential Oil

Helichrysum italicum

The honey-sweet scented Helichrysum oil is renewing to the skin and calming to the mind. Applied topically, Helichrysum promotes a clear complexion and is soothing when used in a massage. When taken internally, it offers powerful support to the digestive, immune, nervous, and cardiovascular systems.*


Usage Tips:

  • Apply topically to reduce the appearance of blemishes, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and to promote a glowing, youthful complexion.
  • Mix a few drops of Helichrysum and Lavender essentials oil with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil for relief from razor bumps. 
  • Massage into the temples and the back of the neck for a soothing sensation.

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What Is Helichrysum?

Helichrysum is a mountain wildflower in the daisy family that has slim, silvery leaves and yellow blossoms. Unlike many herbs, only the blossoms yield the fragrant essential oil, making Helichrysum precious. It takes 4.4 pounds of helichrysum flowers to produce 5 mL of Helichrysum essential oil.

doTERRA Helichrysum essential oil is sourced in Albania and Corsica, France. It comes from Helichrysum italicum—the helichrysum species most valued for its oil. In addition to Helichrysum, doTERRA also sources Laurel Leaf, Juniper Berry, and Vitex essential oils from Albania, which creates and sustains jobs in rural areas. By sourcing Helichrysum from Albania, doTERRA supports ethical sourcing practices that provide farmers with a fair, stable income. From multiyear contracts to school bathroom renovations, doTERRA is committed to improving the circumstances in which Helichrysum producers and their families work and live.

Can You Put Helichrysum Essential Oil on Your Face?

Helichrysum is a favorite oil for the complexion and is often included in anti-aging products. It promotes healthy, glowing skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and blemishes. Apply Helichrysum to the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and to promote a glowing, youthful complexion. It also helps soothe minor skin irritations, such as after sun exposure or shaving.

Helichrysum’s primary constituent is neryl acetate, which has been shown in experimental research to be effective for reducing skin irritations. Neryl acetate supports healthy-looking skin and reduces the appearance of blemishes and wrinkles. Helichrysum essential oil is also rich in acetophenones and phloroglucinols, substances that support healthy-looking skin when applied topically.

Helichrysum essential oil bottle with yellow Helichrysum flowers and green leaves. Among many benefits, doTERRA Helichrysum oil can be used on the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes.

What Else Is Helichrysum Essential Oil Used For?

Thanks to its constituents, Helichrysum is also calming and soothing to the nervous system.* The scent may also help reduce feelings of mental fatigue. Helichrysum’s diverse emotional benefits can be enjoyed when you use it aromatically or topically. Use Helichrysum diluted with a carrier oil in a full body massage to increase feelings of energy and vitality. For a soothing sensation, massage Helichrysum into the temples and back of neck. 

Can You Ingest Helichrysum Essential Oil?

When taken internally, Helichrysum oil may help promote a healthy metabolism and support the health of the digestive, immune, nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular systems.* To take advantage of these benefits of Helichrysum essential oil, take two drops of Helichrysum essential oil in a glass cup of water or a veggie cap.

Helichrysum Touch

Helichrysum Touch is pure Helichrysum essential oil that’s been prediluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil in a 10 mL roller bottle. The convenient delivery of Helichrysum Touch makes it easier and simpler than ever to apply Helichrysum topically. Use it on skin blemishes or irritations for soothing support. Helichrysum Touch is especially effective with children since it’s prediluted, making it perfect for rolling onto the little bumps and spots that come with childhood climbing, crawling, and tumbling.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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