I was going through my essential oils the other day, checking inventory to see what needed to be replenished. There's a certain section where I keep what I like to call precious jewels. These "precious jewels" are oils like Rose Otto, Jasmine Sambac, Neroli and Helichrysum, to name a few. On this particular day, Helichrysum spoke louder than any of the other oils. So I asked, What’s your message? What am I to learn from you?
While Helichrysum is the botanical name for this oil, it is known as Immortelle or Everlasting to a lot of you. Did you know that at one time, Immortelle was considered a medicinal plant? It's been used in treatments for chronic ailment, especially for the skin, lymph system and mucous membrane not to mention liver, kidney and gall bladder support. When treating severe acne, blended with chamomile, yarrow and bergamot, it helps in treating the condition.
Helichrysum helps in treating skin conditions such as sunburn, acne, couperose and rosacea as well as hyper pigmentation. Extremely beneficial to maturing skin, it's known to boost collagen. It's an anti inflammatory, anti viral and bactericide oil.
Immortelle/Helichrysum has been known to prevent sunburn. Go figure! If you've made your way into the sun without this beautiful oil, no worries. You can whip up a blend for after sun care.
After Sun Lotion
. (Resource Dr. Axe)
Total Time: 20-30 minutes
10 drops frankincense essential oil
10 drops helichrysum essential oil
3/4 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons shea butter
1.Combine all ingredients in a jar.
2.Place a saucepan with two inches of water on the stove over medium/low heat.
3.Place the jar in the saucepan and stir contents until ingredients start to melt.
4.Once all ingredients are combined, spread on the body and then store in a cool place for later.
Give the recipe a try and tell us what you think. Did I get the message that Helichrysum wanted me to have? More than you know. That's it for this week.
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