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Helichrysum Essential Oil (Africa)

Helichrysum Essential Oil (Africa)
Product Rating: 3.7/5 (As per 6 Customer Reviews)


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Botanical Name: Helichrysum splendidum

Main Constituents:
β-Phellandrene: 11.50 - 23.85 %
δ-Cadinene: 8.02 - 20.19 %
β-Pinene: 4.61 - 10.40 %

Plant Part: Flowers

Origin: South Africa

Processing Method: Steam Distilled

Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, pale yellow to yellow liquid.

Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a medium aroma, they have been described as having a scent between burnt sugar and a floral mint.

Blends With: Chamomile, Lavender, Clary Sage, Rose, Clove Bud and any of the oils from the citrus oil family.

Product Abstract: Helichrysum has silvery gray, grassy foliage with a collection of golden flowers that blossom in midsummer, and whose colour last long after they have been picked and dried. Its name is derived from the Greek word helios meaning 'sun' and chrysos meaning 'gold'. This is a reference to the golden color of many of the flowers from this botanical genus. Helichrysum has been used since the time of the ancient who often used it after battles.

Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.

IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.

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Rating: Star
There's no denying that helichrysum is unique and strong. I took a chance ordering it because something appealed to me. After a few months of having it, I love it. The smell has personality and complexity that I love, and it's great when diluted and mixed. My skin loves it and I've put it in shampoos and lotions as well. It's not an oil for the faint of heart, but the reviews were helpful in deciding if I could open my mind to it. I'm glad I splurged on it!

By: , Edmonton, Alberta
Loyal Customer Since: 17-Aug-2014

Rating: Star
i was not so pleased with the smell of this oil-kinda like cat pee! Had to order the helichrysum from slovenia-that one is a nicer product I find.

By: , Orewll Cove, Prince Edward Island
Loyal Customer Since: 28-Nov-2011

Rating: Star
Helichrysum fragrance can take a little getting used but when familiar with the characteristics this one is beautiful. I am just beginning to work with this Helichrysum and appreciating..... Effective and quick inhalant: cools and soothes heated emotions and helpful with opening slightly stuffy sinus - make softer and more inviting by blending. I am starting to work with it in warm compress and massage oils for achy over worked hands and liking the results so far. Apt name...splendidum

By: , Victoria, British Columbia
Loyal Customer Since: 31-Mar-2010

Rating: Star
I love this oil, I made soap with the Helichrysum water and mixed a small amount of this Helichrysum oil with Rosehip seed oil and the smell was floral and light. I just love it mixed with other EO and carrier oils. I was worried that the smell would be over powering but it wasn't and I will definately be using this product again and again.

By: , Brampton, Ontario
Loyal Customer Since: 16-Jun-2009

Rating: Star
I really like this one. I use it on its own all the time, but for those of you who are not to fond of this smell, keep in mind that it is a Mid to Base Note, which means that it will serve as a good foundation in a mix of essential oils. I for example do not like Ginger in its pure form, but mixed with other essential oil it is absolutly amazing.

By: , Surrey, British Columbia
Loyal Customer Since: 06-Mar-2007

Rating: Star
Never heard of this oil before buying. Can't tell much about its healing proprerties but the smell is terrible, in my opinion. Very strong and obtrusive. Wasn't able to use it.

New Directions Aromatics Response:

African Helichrysum is a relatively new Essential Oil, and has not yet gained popular acceptance. It should not be confused with our other Helichrysum, as the African variety has a completely different botanical name.

The fragrance is consistent with what the African Helichrysum should smell like. It is best described as being a combination of floral and mint. It is certainly a strong product, and one we expect to grow in popularity as more literature becomes available.

It may also interest customers to know that the distillery we have purchased from is one of the most reputable companies in Africa.

By: , Santa Clara, California
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Further, New Directions Aromatics is not responsible for the comments made in the customer reviews, nor when products are used in ways not suitable to their purpose (for example, fragrance oils in toothpaste; bath salts in metal containers; additives used in larger amounts than recommended).

As with any manufacturing process, New Directions Aromatics strongly recommends small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing. As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of this product is outside the control of New Directions Aromatics Inc., no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s) (including damage or injury), or the results obtained.

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