Occasionally under the guise of ‘Everlasting’ or ‘Immortelle’ but over and above its curious names I might have discovered this entrancing oil a little late in its many harvests! It has been alerted to me as potentially unsustainable in the future and I have come to love it so much that I would like to look into how to keep it in use.
I would like to take you on the inhalation journey of this amber oil…inhale…notice how the sweet, fresh, warm and spicy scent spirals from your nose to just above your head and then returns to settle back in your head. You’re left feeling uplifted yet grounded and completely present in the moment. Its still hard for me to believe as an Aromatherapist that the part of the plant this oil is distilled from is the flowering tops as it has resin-like effect, colour and texture.
On skin thankfully so close to the nose enables this experience every time you apply it but in addition you experience care and attention to your skin if it is suffering with a chronic condition such as Acne, Rosacea or Psoriasis and also acute skin damage from a burn or wound. Its anti-inflammatory benefits are what are in play here but it does extend to antimicrobial and fungicidal and will lend itself to the support and recovery from respiratory conditions.
From the Asteraceae plant family – Helichrysum Angustifolium is described as an aromatic herb and not just thrown in with other herbs – its a strong and powerful herb often sought from Europe though native to North Africa. Other popular forms of use in my clinic is within a rollerball blend providing on the spot and regular use to bring you in the moment avoiding that feeling that you’re distant or ‘removed’ from that moment.
The concern of course is that if I shed even more light on this oil that it could weaken the sustainability position even further. But, I feel I need to make sure you have awareness of this oil, its presence and its power. In return respect every drop and let’s look at creating more harvests to come.