Helichrysum essential oil (Slovenia) - Helichrysum italicum - Slovenia
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Botanical Name: Helichrysum italicum
Italidione I: 5.74%
Italidione II: 1.49%
Italidione III: 1.02%
Plant Part: Flowers
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, pale yellow to reddish yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A medium fresh herbal aroma with an earthy base note.
Product Abstract: Helichrysum has silvery gray, grassy foliage with a collection of golden flowers that blossom in midsummer. Helichrysum italicum grows wild in Mediterranean regions with dry, high altitudes receiving a lot of sun exposure. Also known as Immortelle or Everlasting, 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, whose colour last long after they have been picked and dried. Helichrysum has been used since the time of the ancient Greeks, 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.