Helichrysum, the flower that contributes to “Everlasting” and “Immortal” Essential Oil, 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 a short shelf life, this oil can be stored for a very long time. The aroma is distinct and hard to describe, but it's definitely rich, a little earthy, but also sweet and a little fruity.
There are several health benefits attributed to Helichrysum Essential Oil . A few external properties include:
Antimicrobial: Helichrysum Oil inhibits microbial growth and protects the body against a long list of microbial infections.
Antiseptic: This oil does not allow your wounds to become septic. It can be safely applied on wounds, cuts, pricks, and any other open sores that could become infected.
Emollient: This property of Helichrysum Oil makes the skin smooth, soft and helps it retain moisture. It prevents dehydration and cracking of the skin.
Acne Treatment: According to medical studies, helichrysum oil has strong antibiotic property that make it a great natural cure for acne. It works without drying the skin or causing redness and other unwanted side effects (like the ones by harsh chemical acne treatments or medications).