Botanical Name

Helichrysum italicum

Plant Family


Country of Origin

USA, China, Mexico, Spain, Japan, Argentina, Brazil

Common Method of Extraction

Steam Distilled

Plant Part Typically Used



Light yellow



Perfumery Note


Strength of Initial Aroma


Aromatic Description

Helichrysum has a fresh, earthy, herbaceous scent with subtle tea-like characteristics.

Possible Substitute Oils


Blends Well With

 Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Juniper Berry, Virginia Cedarwood, Sweet Orange.

GRAS status


Helichrysum Essential Oil Uses

Abscesses, acne, boils, bronchial congestion, burns, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, irritated skin, muscular aches and pains, nervous exhaustion, stress,


  • Neryls Purchon and Lora Cantele, Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness (Toronto ON: Robert Rose, 2014), 64.
  • Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016), 548.
  • Julia Lawless, The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Updated Edition) (London: Harper Thorsons, 2014), 113-114.
  • Dr. Scott A. Johnson, Evidence-Based Essential Oil Therapy (Scott A. Johnson Professional Writing Services, 2015), 247-248.

Major Constituents of Helichrysum Essential Oil

Helichrysum Essential Oil Safety Information

Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Helichrysum Essential Oil. Reading Tisserand and Young’s full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 309.]

Recommended Dilution Range


General Safety Information

Do not take essential oils internally nor apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Read, Birkat Natural’s, Guide to Diluting Essential Oils, for general dilution information. If you are currently experiencing pregnancy, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, have any other medical problem, or are otherwise under the care of a physician, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. Consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. Carefully read Birkat Natural’s Essential Oil Safety Information page, before using any essential oil. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made by Birkat Adonai Farm, LLC as to the medicinal value of any products from Birkat Adonai Farm, LLC. The information presented here is for educating our customers about the traditional uses of essential oils and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.


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