Helichrysum essential oil (Africa) - Helichrysum splendidum - South Africa
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Botanical Name: Helichrysum splendidum
β-Phellandrene: 11.50 - 23.85 %
δ-Cadinene: 8.02 - 20.19 %
β-Pinene: 4.61 - 10.40 %
Plant Part: Flowers
Origin: South Africa
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, pale yellow to yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a medium aroma, they have been described as having a scent between burnt sugar and a floral mint.
Product Abstract: Helichrysum has silvery gray, grassy foliage with a collection of golden flowers that blossom in midsummer, and whose colour last long after they have been picked and dried. Its name is derived from the Greek word helios meaning 'sun' and chrysos meaning 'gold'. This is a reference to the golden color of many of the flowers from this botanical genus. Helichrysum has been used since the time of the ancient who often used it after battles.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.