Helichrysum splendidum Essential Oil (Helichrysum splendidum)


Helichrysum splendidum may also be referred to as Geelsewejaartjie (Afrikaans), Cape Gold (English), phefo-ea-loti, toanae-moru (Sesotho). It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation as a method for extracting oil from the flowers.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Balsamic Cool Earthy Fresh Slightly camphoraceous Soft

  • Common Name(s): Geelsewejaartjie (Afrikaans), Cape Gold (English), phefo-ea-loti, toanae-moru (Sesotho)
  • Synonyms(s) for Helichrysum splendidum: Gnaphalium abyssinicum, Gnaphalium splendidum, Gnaphalium xanthinum, Helichrysum abyssinicum, Helichrysum acrobates, Helichrysum hendersonae, Helichrysum xanthinum

  • Botanical Family: Asteraceae
  • Botanical Genus: Helichrysum
  • Chemical Family: Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes
  • Perfumery Note: Middle
  • Indigenous Country: South Africa
  • Cultivation: Wild Harvested
  • Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
  • Part Typically Used: Flowers
  • Shelf Life: 4 years
  • Wild Harvested Wild Harvested
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

Cautions & Safety

Safety Precautions for Helichrysum splendidum:

There are no known safety concerns associated with this essential oil.

Traditional Folklore

Traditional Folklore of Helichrysum splendidum:

There are over 600 species of Helichrysum worldwide, 245 of those are found in southern Africa. The word Helichrysum is from the Greek "Helios" or "sun" and "Chrysos" or "Gold", referring to the color of the flowers. Helichrysums are popular as traditional medicine of South Africa. The African common name sewejaartjie is given to most helichrysums with everlasting flowers and is derived from the belief that the flower heads last for seven (sewe) years (jaar) in the house. The Zulu use the leaf of helichrysum splendid so that a woman finds a man irresistible.

Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities