Get ready to find out why you should be stocking up on this repairing essential oil!
Historically speaking, helichrysum has been used for aiding with asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough, headaches, liver ailments, and mucolytic. This is mainly due to its anticatarrhal (ability to eliminate mucus) properties. However, what sets helichrysum apart from other anticatarrhal elements is that it is also a natural antiviral, antibacterial, and expectorant. All of which makes this yellow flower a true powerhouse. It makes it so that not only can this essential oil help break up and eliminate mucus. It also helps destroy unwanted visitors that may have slipped past our immune system while dealing with another invader.
Helichrysum is a must for every first aid kit. Our body’s ability to clot our blood can and does save our lives in a number of incidents. Sometimes, it is better for our bodies to purge any unwanted elements that have found their way into our bloodstream. This is why helichrysum is used in French medicine to cleanse the blood, for detoxification, hematomas, lymph drainage, eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. Circulation is one of the most valuable actions within the body. When our blood becomes thick with placks and toxins, it can slow traffic down, destroying neighboring cells. By helping the body flush out toxins and keep things moving at an optimal rate, our bodies are able to function at a much higher rate.
While helichrysum is fantastic at helping assist and repair the liver, it is also an anti-aging must. Some of its primary uses include detoxification, liver stimulant, lymphatic drainage, pancreas stimulant, psoriasis, wound repair, tissue pain, and repair. Helichrysum is also an essential oil that, when pure, can be taken internally, topically, and diffused. Because it can repair our bodies naturally, detox organs as well as the blood, and drain our lymphatic system, our bodies can devote more time to repairing and rebuilding areas within themselves. Adding the antioxidant properties makes this an ideal oil to reduce scarring, regenerate tissue, and prevent wrinkles!
Helichrysum Anti-Aging Under-Eye Cream
- 1 tablespoon shea butter
- 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil
- 1/2 teaspoon rosehip oil
- 3 drops Helichrysum essential oil
- Optional: Vitamin E oil
Combine the shea butter, sweet almond oil, and rosehip oil in a small bowl. Mix gently to create a uniform mixture. Add 3 drops of Helichrysum essential oil to the mixture. Helichrysum is believed to have properties that can help promote skin rejuvenation and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Add a few drops of vitamin E oil for its skin-nourishing benefits and as a natural preservative.
Stir the mixture thoroughly to ensure the essential oil is evenly distributed. Carefully transfer the anti-aging under-eye cream mixture into a clean, airtight container. Small glass containers work well for this purpose. Use a small amount of the Helichrysum Anti-Aging Under-Eye Cream on your clean fingertips. Gently tap and apply the cream to the under-eye area, avoiding direct contact with the eyes.
Note: Store the under-eye cream in a cool, dark place. As this recipe contains natural ingredients, using the cream within a few months is advisable to ensure freshness.