Helichrysum essential oil
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Helichrysum stoechas – Anti-wrinkle
100% Pure and Certified Organic
After collecting plants manually with the help of a sickle, their essential oils are extracted using a stainless steel alembic by means of steam distillation. This process allows the preservation of all the scents and active principles and thereby guarantees the quality of the essential oil.
Distilled part: Aerial part. Cultivation methods: Spontaneous. Origin: Herdade de Vale Côvo, Portugal.
Organic Helichrysum Essential Oil
This plant grows naturally nearly throughout Portugal. It has traditionally been drunk as herbal tea to treat stomach conditions (heartburn, ulcer, belching), appetite loss and nausea. The essential oil started to be used more recently and it is applied only externally. However, its demand for the elaboration of natural cosmetic products has increased due to its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, wound-healing, and skin regenerative properties. Thus, it is commonly used to treat skin mycosis and to help healing in cases psoriasis and skin rash.
Therefore how to use?
- Facial Skin: Diluted in vegetable oil (1-3%, approx. 20-60 drops per 100 ml), it can be used for facial massage. it regenerates and hydrates the skin. So apart from restoring the elasticity of the skin and preventing skin ageing (anti-wrinkle), it also softens marks, scars, acne, and rosacea. Massage: Applied in a body massage, it relieves the symptoms of psoriasis, eczema and skin rash. It reduces nervous and muscle spasms. Its use enhances bruise healing, improves poor circulation (varicose veins, leg swelling), and favours lymphatic drainage (detoxifying and weight loss).
- Pure: Pure essential oil is sometimes administered in the treatment of bacterial, viral, and fungal infections of the skin.
- Perfumery: Some perfumes include this essential oil in its composition.
What are the recommendations?
Organic Helichrysum essential oil must not be taken orally during pregnancy (it is abortive) or breastfeeding. Children younger than 6 must avoid its use.
What is the cultivation method?
We are certified organic by Ecocert – Portugal (PT-BIO-02). We don’t use chemical products, such as fertilisers and insecticides. Organic farming techniques are used for growing the plants. We create the conditions for our plants to prosper in their natural environment and so the endemic plant species return to their native habitat (permaculture).
What part of the plant is distilled?
The distilled part is the aerial part of the plant, because it is the most vigorous and where the majority of essential oils are concentrated. Thus, in the rosemary plantations, the upper part of the plant is collected.
What is the origin of our plants?
Our plants come from Herdade de Vale Côvo, Mértola, Portugal. They are harvested by hand with a sickle on the farm itself.
What is the method of distillation?
After manually collecting the plants with the help of a sickle, their essential oils are extracted using a stainless steel alembic by means of steam distillation. This process allows the preservation of all the scents and active principles and thereby guarantees the quality of the essential oil.
Plant from organic farming (PT-BIO-02). ECOCERT, Portugal
|Dimensions||3 × 6 × 10.5 cm|