Helichrysum Italicum Essential Oil (Immortelle Essential Oil) (Helichrysum italicum)


Helichrysum may also be referred to as Curry plant, Italian strawflower, immortelle, Helichrysum italicum, Italicum, Helichrysum Italicum Ct Neral Acetate, Helichrysum italicum Albania. It is typically processed in Mediterranean and southern Europe using steam or hydro distillation, or absolute as a method for extracting oil from the green parts of the plant, including stems and leaves.


Helichrysum (or immortelle) oil comes from the flowers of the Helichrysum italicum (Helichrysum angustifolium) plant. It has a fruity scent. It has anti-inflammatory and diuretic effects.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Astringent Earthy Fresh Herbaceous Slightly camphoraceous Soft Warm

  • Common Name(s): Curry plant, Italian strawflower, immortelle, Helichrysum italicum, Italicum, Helichrysum Italicum Ct Neral Acetate, Helichrysum italicum Albania
  • Botanical Family: Asteraceae
  • Botanical Genus: Helichrysum
  • Chemical Family: Esters, Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes
  • Major Compounds: a-Pinene, Gamma-Curcumene, Neryl Acetate, B-Selinene, Italidione I, B-Caryophyllene, ar-Curcumene, Italicene
  • Perfumery Note: Middle/Base
  • Consistency: Thin
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium - Strong
  • Countries of Production: Mediterranean and southern Europe
  • Indigenous Country: Madagascar or Albania
  • Cultivation: Distiller is Certified Organic
  • Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation, or Absolute
  • Part Typically Used: Green parts of the plant, including stems and leaves
  • Shelf Life: 5-7 years
  • Ethically and sustainably sourced Ethically and sustainably sourced
  • Organic Organic
  • Vegan Vegan
  • Not Pregnancy Safe Not recommended or safe if pregnant or nursing
  • Not Child Safe Not recommend or safe for children

Essential Details

Benefits & Uses

May be benefitial for addressing the following ailments:

Aches Allergy Colds Coughs Indigestion Wounds

Therapeutic Benefits of Helichrysum:

Anti-anxiety Anti-bacterial Anti-fungal Anti-inflammatory Cicatrisant

Other Uses for Helichrysum:

Message, Diffusion, Aromatherapy

Cautions & Safety

Cautions when using Helichrysum:

Don't use Helichrysum oil on children.

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.]

Safety Precautions for Helichrysum:

Do not take any oils internally and do not 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. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, 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. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.


Botanical Description of Helichrysum:

Helichrysum italicum is a perennial herb that produces golden yellow flower blossoms.

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