Benefits and How to Use:
1. Anti-inflammatory and Antimicrobial Skin Helper
A review done by the Health Sciences Research Centre at the University of Beira in Portugal found that helichrysum’s
flavonoids and terpene compounds were effective against dangerous bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus that can cause a
range of health concerns from minor skin rashes to serious, life-threatening heart complications. Thanks to its
anti-inflammatory properties, people also like to use helichrysum essential oil for scars to discourage inflammation and
encourage optimal healing. The oil also has anti-allergenic properties, making it a great natural remedy for hives. To use
helichrysum essential oil for soothing and healing the skin, combine with a carrier oil like coconut or jojoba oil and rub the
mixture onto the area of concern for hives, redness, scars, blemishes, rashes and shaving irritation. If you have a rash or
poison ivy, applying helichrysum mixed with lavender oil can help cool and soothe any itching.
2. Acne Treatment
Another specific way to use helichrysum oil on your skin is as a natural acne remedy. According to medical studies,
helichrysum has strong antioxidant and antibacterial properties that make it a great natural acne treatment. It also works
without drying the skin or causing redness and other unwanted side effects (like the ones by harsh chemical acne treatments
According to in vitro studies, the special compounds in helichrysum oil — called acetophenones, phloroglucinols and
terpenoids — appear to demonstrate antifungal actions against harmful Candida albicans growth. Candida is a common type
of yeast infection caused by Candida albicans. The infection can occur in the mouth, intestinal tract or vagina, and it may also
affect skin and other mucous membranes. If you have candida symptoms, you definitely don’t want to ignore them.
4. Anti-Inflammatory that Helps Boost Heart Health
The hypotensive action of helichrysum improves the condition of blood vessels by lowering inflammation, increasing smooth
muscle function and lowering high blood pressure, according to a 2008 study done by the School of Medical Sciences at the
University of Durban. During the in vivo/in vitro animal study, the observed cardiovascular effects of using helichrysum oil
support the basis for its possible use in the management of high blood pressure and the protection of heart health — just like
it’s been traditionally used for many years in European folkloric medicine.
5. Natural Digestive and Diuretic
Helichrysum helps stimulate the secretion of gastric juices that are needed to break down food and prevent indigestion. For thousands of years in Turkish folk medicine, the oil has been used as a diuretic, helping reduce bloating by drawing excess
water out of the body, and for relieving stomachaches. The flowers of Helichrysum italicum are also a traditional remedy for
the treatment of various intestinal complaints and are used as an herbal tea for curing digestive, stomach-related, damaged
gut and intestinal diseases. Scientific research confirms the use of Helichrysum italicum as a natural remedy for digestive,
stomachic and intestinal diseases. Animal research published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology demonstrates
helichrysum’s antispasmodic properties and hence its ability to aid intestinal complaints. An herbal tea made from dried
helichrysum flowers is a great way to reap these digestive and gut-boosting benefits. You can also take helichrysum oil
internally as long as it’s 100 percent pure and therapeutic-grade.
6. Potential Natural Cancer Protector
Research published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine demonstrates the anticancer ability of
helichrysum. This in vitro study reveals the antitumor actions of extracts from the Helichrysum zivojinii plant. The anticancer
ability of the helichrysum extracts on cancer call lines were selective and dose-dependent, but the research is one of several
studies highlighting the potential for helichrysum to be used in the natural fight against cancer.
7. Antiviral that Increases Immunity
Since a large portion of the immune system is actually located within the gut, the gut-healing and anti-inflammatory
properties of helichrysum help it effectively boost immunity. In clinical studies, the flavonoids and phloroglucinols of
helichrysum oil showed inhibition of harmful bacteria, fungi and viruses, even powerful enough to fight off herpes simplex
virus type 1 (HSV-1) and coxsackie B virus type 1. The helichrysum flavonoid that gets most of the scientific credit for fighting
off these viruses and other harmful invaders is called galangin.
8. Natural Hemorrhoid Soother
To help reduce pain and swelling of hemorrhoids, apply three to four drops with a cotton ball to the affected area. Repeat
every few hours as needed to ease pain, inflammation and swelling. You can add three drops of helichrysum oil along with
three drops of lavender oil to a warm bath and soak in it to ease hemorrhoid symptoms.
9. Kidney Stone Reliever
Helichrysum oil may reduce the risk of kidney stones by supporting and detoxifying the kidneys and liver. A preliminary study
published in 2016 finds that helichrysum extracts may be useful in the treatment of kidney stones and can be used as an
alternative therapy to potassium citrate. The flowers were also found to be helpful for urinary tract stones or urolithiasis.
Another study out of Turkey published a year earlier in 2015 concludes, “Helichrysum extracts could reduce the formation and
growth of kidney stones in Ox-induced urolithiasis and can be beneficial for patients with recurrent stones. In addition, this is
the first study on the preventive effect of immortal flowers.” I recommend putting two drops of citrus oils like lemon, lime,
orange or grapefruit in your water two times daily, and rub the helichrysum oil topically over lower abdomen two times daily.
How to use:
1. Apply several drops (2–4) of undiluted pure helichrysum essential oil directly on the skin to the affected area or desired
location. 2. Directly inhale the oil. 3. Diffuse it in your home. 4. Add it to a bath. 5. Add to water and take internally, but make
sure it’s 100 percent pure, organic and therapeutic-grade ,and check with your doctor first if you are pregnant, nursing or have
any ongoing health concerns.
Possible Side Effects: When it comes to its safety and adverse effects, Helichrysum italicum does not display significant
levels of allergic reactions or side effects (in the form of cytotoxicity or genotoxicity). It’s believed to be well-tolerated, and
mild side effects have occurred only in rare cases, where certain people experienced an allergic reaction to its extracts. To test
for any reactions, always try using a small amount of any essential oil on a patch of skin before applying it elsewhere. Check
with your doctor before using essential oil, especially internally, if you are pregnant, nursing or have any ongoing health
*The same properties that are found in our essential oils are also available in our Natural Soothing Balms. It is
made from pure essential oil mixed with our cream base to form a light soothing balm.*
Caution: Please take note! Because we care about you and your family, we do not recommend ingesting any essential oils.
They are highly concentrated and can be extremely toxic to your health and epithelial cells. (Always avoid eyes, sinuses,
mouth, throat, and stomach.) Before using essential oil topically, ALWAYS do a patch test. Do not use undiluted essential oils
on your skin, always use with a carrier oil or cream. If any irritation occurs, discontinue use immediately and seek medical
attention. Consult your healthcare practitioner before using essential oils, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or
have any pre-existing medical conditions. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Always use oils responsibly and with due
Ezekiel 47:12 “By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not
wither and their fruit will not fail. They shall bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will
be for food and their leaves for healing.”