Helichrysum Essential Oil
Latin Name: Helichrysum italicum
Part of plant: Flowering Plant
Chemical Componants: neryl acetate, borneol, limonene, nerol, β-caryophyllene, neryl propionate,
Aroma Character: honey-ish, slightly fruity
Helichrysum is a strongly aromatic herb, up to 60cm high with a much-branched stem, woody at the base. The brightly coloured, daisy-like flowers become dry as the plant matures, yet retain their colour.
Helichrysum, the flower that gives that "Everlasting" and "Immortelle" Essential Oil, and known by the names Helichrysum Angustifolium and Helichrysum Italicum, is an European herb native to France, Italy and a few neighboring countries.
This is a very costly oil and scarcely available, but unlike other essential oils which have short shelf life, this oil can be stored for a long-long time.