8 Helichrysum Oil Benefits and Facts

33 June 1, 2017 - Essential Oils, Giveaways, How to Use Essential Oils, Wellness, Young Living Lifestyle

Deep relief esential oil roll-onWe love Helichrysum; it’s in some of our favorite blends such as Deep Relief™, but it’s also fabulous on its own. A little bit earthy, a little bit herby, its invigorating aroma can chase away the sluggish energy in a room. And that’s just the start of the dozens of ways this essential oil is a multitasking all-star.

It may be a must-have, but this rare plant is also a little mysterious, so we’re giving you eight fun facts and tips about this favorite essential oil for your inner botanist! Go ahead and use them to flex your EO knowledge at your next party—you’re sure to establish yourself among your friends as the essential oil guru.


Helichrysum flowers are sometimes called Immortelle, or the Everlasting Flower, possibly because of the way its essential oil can smooth the appearance of fine lines and uneven skin tone. Home spa night, anyone?

Helichrysum Essential Oil2 Helichrysum is a self-seeding plant in the sunflower family. It grows native in rocky and sandy terrains throughout the Mediterranean. If you love Helichrysum oil, you should probably book a Mediterranean vacation to go see it for yourself ASAP. Just saying.

3The word “helichrysum” comes from Latin and Greek roots, meaning “gold spiral.” Its beautiful, tiny golden blossoms definitely deserve the name.

4Hit a slump? Throw some Helichrysum and Eucalyptus Radiata into your diffuser. The fresh, earthy, invigorating scent will perk your space right up and help you refocus on that mile-long to-do list. It probably wouldn’t hurt during homework time either.

5 Tiny flowers mean tiny yields of essential oil. We steam distill the delicate blossoms of this plant, and while we don’t get much oil from each distillation, that oil has a rich and complex profile of the naturally occurring constituents neryl acetate, gamma-curcumene, and alpha-pinene.

Peppermint Essential Oil6Hitting the gym? One of our top Helichrysum oil uses is sports massage. Add a few drops of Helichrysum and Peppermint to V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex and knead into muscles wherever you need it. Believe us—that treadmill won’t look so daunting tomorrow.

7 Helichrysum is typically harvested wild from the rocky shores of Croatia’s Dalmatia region, but Young Living’s helichrysum is cultivated at our farm in Split, Croatia. By cultivating this rare plant, Young Living is helping to protect it from exploitation and overharvesting. In using our Helichrysum essential oil, you’re helping support sustainable agriculture. Doesn’t that feel good?

8 Skin dull and dry from time out in the sun? Help revive it with a soothing, aromatic combination of Helichrysum, Lavender, and coconut oil. Gently massage the mixture onto your skin, then kick back with a honey-lavender lemonade for a total inside-out reprieve from the heat.

Ready to blend Helichrysum with your other favorite oils? Check out these related posts on 5  reasons to keep Lemon handy in the Kitchen and All About Cedarwood!

  • Tifanie Daniels

    Omg i have always wanted to try this oil i could never afford it! So many amazing healing properties with this oil!

  • Michelle Summers

    I definitely will use this oil during these extra hot sunny summer days in Arizona. I appreciate the suggestion to mix it with lavender and coconut oil to spread the love from my wrinkles to the skin on my whole face. Also, having to hide inside from 120 degree weather does cause me to feel that “slump” which I will now have the remedy to use in my diffuser.

  • Ginny Muilenburg

    This sounds like a wonderful oil with multifaceted benefits. I am excited to try it and share the benefits it gives me personally

  • Leslie Brace

    I am fairly new to Young Living and am truly blessed this has come into my life! I have loved every oil so far and am enjoying learning about all the oils! This is one i haven’ t had the experience of trying yet but would love the opportunity!

  • I just bought my first bottle of Helichrysum and look forward to trying it!

  • Marge West

    This is a great oil! I suggest everyone have a bottle of Helichrysum on hand.

  • Debra Lusitana

    I’m a brand new Young Living EO user. Looking forward to trying it all!!

  • Ashley Buckner

    This is on my wish list! Have been researching this oil lately and so glad to have seen this post in the newsletter!

  • Barbara Stuefen

    Helichrysum has an amazing earthy smell and my mom uses it all the time.

  • Barbara Stuefen

    Helichrysum has an amazing earthy smell and my mom uses it a lot. Barbara

  • Amber

    Fine lines…and wrinkles…whaaaaat? 😍

  • Patricia McCrea

    Didn’t get this post until today. I would LOVE to have this in my collection. I haven’t tried it yet as it is a bit expensive for my budget. It is one that I know I need.

    • Patt

      sign up for ER then you can use points to purchase it..and get free oils every month..

  • Janice Keefer

    This is a bucket list oil. But should probably be a staple in everyone oil cabinet.

  • Cheryl Beck

    I LOVE helichrysum!

  • Vicky Cook

    I used this oil once which I borrowed as I read its emotional healing capacity in dealing with the fear of death. I used this on a dear friend I was staying with as she was crossing over. I used just a couple of drops on her big toes and she passed peacefully the next morning. I know she was on her way, but felt comforted in knowing that I assisted in that process.

    • Vicky, thank you for sharing such a personal and special experience with us. We appreciate your comment and example of how you use your oils to help others in your life.

  • Judy Yeager

    Interesting article. Would like to try it for muscles after a workout.

  • Tabatha Evans

    I’ve been slowly saving up to get Helichrysum. I can’t wait to get this powerhouse of endless possibilities in 1 small bottle.

  • Sue Flynn

    I’d like to try the Helichrysum. Is this a photosensitive oil? Also what would the ratio be w/a carrier oil to use on my face? 1:3? Thank you. 🙂

    • Hi Sue, This is a great question! Helichrysum is great for supporting healthy skin. You can add a couple drops to your facial cleanser or moisturizer. You can also dilute 1 drop with 1 drop V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex or another carrier oil to apply topically. Facial skin can be more sensitive and additional dilution may be required. This oil has no photo-sensitivity warning associated with it. However, if you have additional concerns, we recommend speaking to your healthcare provider for targeted advice. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Barbara Ervin

    I only just heard of this oil last week. I was researching and noticed a section of recommended oils that everyone should have in case of emergency. Helichrysum is 1 of those 7 oils. I don’t have Helichrysum, so I’ve put it on my shopping list for my next order.

    Too bad that I didn’t get this June 1 email/newsletter until June 26 :- ( maybe I could have won a free Helichrysum….)

  • C Rose

    Love Helichrysum! It’s such a versatile and wonderful Oil!

  • Amber Andersen

    It is my favorite EO scent .. so helpful with skin !!

  • Sarah B

    I just received this post June 26. I have never heard of this oil. It sounds like it would be a life changing oil.

  • Johanna Pierce-Polk

    This information is very helpful!

  • Donna Hathaway Wsrc

    I can’t wait to use this Oil!

  • Candace M Holmes- Stevens

    Love deep relief! I dont have Helichrysum only oil yet, but plan on getting it soon! Thanks for this info!

  • Leah

    Love this oil! I used it during pregnancy!

  • Nan Camp

    I would like to try the Helichrysum for skin care.

  • James Niederland

    Helichrysum is a must have essential oil. When needed, there is no other essential oil that can do what it does . . . like magic!

  • Carrie Swats

    Super excited to try this!

  • Cleone

    I just got this letter today on the 26th, so way to late to try to win anything! I have never used it, but would love to try it sometime. Sounds like a nice one to have.

  • Juanita Jakubec

    I use Helichrysum with Lavender EOs in a roller bottle. Love it!!

  • Marie Calderon

    I like to mix it with Frankincense and Myrrh, and I use it on my face before applying make up.

  • Heidi McGinnis

    Helichrysum, finally learned how to spell it without having to look it up.I would never be without this wonderful oil that has been a life saver to many times.

  • Julieta Aguirre

    Hello, I’m new to Young Living, two months, I’ve been informing myself about Helichrysum, , which contains it. essential oil, for a family member, (I testify in my life of the benefits of deef relief) and I’ve heard the benefits of this particular oil, but you could all say something very special, thank God for these oils.

  • Coleen

    Just learning about this oil. Excited about my new journey.

  • Karen

    I’ve been using helichrysum. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

  • Eileen

    Didn’t get this email until today, June 20th. would have loved to had a chance to win a bottle of this oil. My mom could use it as she is 90 years of age

  • julie

    the love the deep relief. I apply to the soles of my feet before a yoga class.

  • Lisa

    many great uses!

  • Leila M Disburg

    I love Helichrysum. This added to my love.

  • Crystal Beard-Graves

    I love Helichrysum. I have one bottle I use sparingly. I use it on my face daily.

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