Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Helichrysum



Helichrysum italicum/angustifolium-distilled from the fresh flowers and flowering tops.  Has a rich, powerful honey-like scent, tea-like,  warm,  rich and buttery, with green notes of wood, spices, herb. It is a fascinating oil because it is made up of several layers of notes that appear to unfold during the dry down.
Also called IMMORTELLE or EVERLASTING. There are many "Helichrysums" out there, but the one offering the most dramatic healing benefits is (Italian Everlasting, Immortelle)  Italicum ssp Serotinum,  
 Used as a fragrance fixative, but at the present time, is one of the rarest, expensive and most sought after oils.  World production cannot keep up with demand as more uses are found. I save it for special blends and extreme first aid use.

Generally considered non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritating in low doses.  Dilute well for topical use.  Useful and active at low doses. Can be used Neat for extreme first aid for bruises.

CHARACTER:  "Gentle Jewel"   Harmonizing, Caring, Warming, Meditative, Supporting, Comforting, Fascinating  
ETHERIC COLORS: Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue
GEM:  Quartz, Moonstone, Moss Opal           
ELEMENTS:  Ether, Water, Wood
CHAKRA:  6   
PERFUME NOTE:  Base            
ASTRO:  Jupiter
ENERGY TYPES: 1, 2; Cool & Dry

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Calm, Accepting, Dreams, Energy, Patience, Idealism, Understanding, Inner Strength, Awareness, Positive inner child, mental acuity, Energy

USED TO HEAL THESE NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTES: Abuse, Stress, Tension, Depression, Mental exhaustion, Tired, Overwork, Lonely, Insecure, Hypersensitive, Addiction, Negative inner child, shock, phobias, anxiety, insomnia,

USED TO HEAL THESE PHYSICAL STATES: Tissue pain, Respiratory conditions, Skin conditions, Gallbladder, Hematoma, Scar tissue, Sinus infection, Stomach cramps, Varicose veins, bruises, hemorrhage, Allergies, Inflammation, Muscle strains, Colds, Fever, migraine, neuralgia. Heart Palpitations, immune system, carpal tunnel pain, hypertension, swelling, fibromyalgia, arthritis, tendon and ligament healing, cancer, prevent kidney stones, candida overgrowth, MS,  cough, sunburn 
 
PROPERTIES:  anticoagulant, anti-catarrhal, blood cleansing, detoxifier, stimulates liver function, regenerates tissues, nerve regeneration, Expectorant, lymphatic drainer, febrifuge, antifungal


PERSONALITY:
+Quiet knowing.  Understanding of greater things on heaven and earth, than we can see.
+Frequently called naïve because of their compassionate nature.
+Easily accepts changes of any sort. Inner strength and open heart.
+Spiritually highly evolved.  High consciousness and mental agility.
+Forgives quickly and does not bear grudges.
+Dry, cheeky, kooky sense of humor.
+Friendship is very precious.  Always encouraging, helpful.
+Able to see others’ points of view.  Understanding of others’ ways. Empathetic.
+Love exploring new ideas, walking new paths, new directions.
+Strong sense of right and wrong.
+ Will cry like a baby at sad movies, being able to identify with dramatized sorrow.
+Often shy, but could become the world’s greatest actor/actress if they overcome shyness.
+Spokesperson for animals, people, and plant life.
+Loves beauty, delicacy, and joy.  Sensitive, loving, caring.
-If negative, can get apathetic and tired, depressed.
-Can appear guarded.  Can carry emotional wounds very deeply.



ARCHETYPES:  ACTOR, EMPATH, CHILD NATURE, CHILD MAGICAL, MYSTIC, ANGEL, MEGAIRA (Resentful One)

Blends well with CHAMOMILE, LAVENDER, GERANIUM, CLARY SAGE, ROSE, PERU BALSAM, CLOVE, and all citrus oils. 


(Nerol & Neryl acetate -30-50%, geraniol, pinene, linalol, isovaleric aldehyde, sesquiterpenes, furfurol, eugenol, limonene, guaiol)

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