Botanical Name: Helichrysum italicum
Extraction Method: Steam
Part of Plant Distilled: Flowers
Country of Origin: Croatia / Bosnia & Hercegovina
Cultivation Method: Organic/Wild-crafted
Scent Description: honey notes of warm spice, herbaceous curry, and succulent, earthy fruit
Blends Well With: Rose Otto, Grapefruit, Frankincense, Cypress, Lavender, Ylang, Bergamot, Chamomile, Sage, Lavender, Mandarin, Rosewood and Seabuckthorn
Uses: anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, detoxifier, used to improve liver function, used as an aid in substance withdrawal, powerful healer of scars and skin conditions; used in beauty products to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
We collect / harvest plants once a year at the earliest 10th of June , at the latest 1st of August. After a period of semi-dessication of one week all plants are distilled (we never distill the fresh green plant).
After distillation there is a resting / airing period of one week. The full and sweet aroma of Immortelle is developed after this period.
Nutritional and Medicinal Information
Let us look at the nutrition facts of Immortelle (helichrysum italicum) essential oil. These are the compounds that are behind its terrific healing and regenerative properties.
Nutritional Profile and Chemical Composition of Immortelle Essential Oil
|Neryl acetate 乙酸橙花酯|
|Neryl propionate 丙酸橙花酯|
|γ – Curcumene y-姜黃|
|α – Terpineol a-萜品醇|
|ar – Curcumene ar-姜黃|
Neryl acetate is the key molecule in Immortelle essential oil used in all good skin care. It boosts micro circulation, collagen production and protects from free radicals. Neryl acetate multiplies the natural anti-ageing properties of the plant already enhanced by a complex of active ingredients present in its composition. Neryl acetate targets the heart of skin cells, combats metabolic and cellular ageing.
Nerol and its derivatives are the major compounds in Immortelle essential oil. Nerol is used in perfumes and so is neryl acetate. Neryl propionate is used in food flavorings.
The curcumes are from the same class of compounds as alpha curcumene which is found in turmeric. Curcumene has a powerful anti-inflammatory activity. Linalool is a stress relieving compound.
Limonene which is commonly extracted from citrus peels is used to make sanitizers, lotions and creams. It has a citrus smell. It has been identified to be effective in preventing cancer.
It should be kept in glass containers away from sunlight, in a dry cool environment. If storage recommendations are followed then Immortelle oil has a shelf life of up to 7 years.
Immortelle oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. It is regarded as safe and is also approved as a Food Additive but we recommend that it should not be used on children under 6 years.
If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician.