When it comes to keeping skin healthy and youthful, Immortelle is the oil to turn to.
Immortelle essential oil, harvested from the Helichrysum flower is widely used in anti-wrinkle creams and lotions. The oil is also used for its medicinal and healing properties, too. There are more than 600 species of Helichrysum flowers in the world. It is sourced from a plant in the sunflower family. It’s yellow to red in color and has a natural, yet fruity smell. Immortelle, which translates to everlasting is a yellow flower that grows in arid, rocky areas in and around the Mediterranean.
Regarded as one of the most expensive oils in the world, Immortelle sells for $2,000 per U.S. liter. While that seems like a lot, it’s important to note that it takes 1 ton of Smija flowers to make a kilogram’s worth of this essential oil. The oil is expected to “grow exponentially” by 2028, according to a 2019 Market Industry report. It’s also known to have one of the longest shelf lives over other essential oils.
Pharmaceutical, skin and aromatherapy companies are starting to increase natural ingredients in their products a lot more, which has made essential oils like Immortelle increasingly popular.
A Little History
In ancient Greece, people would present dried flowers as an offering to the gods. The name Helichrysum originates from two greek words: helios meaning sun and chrysos meaning gold. The flower was used in Medieval Europe as potpourri and is still used as an ingredient in popular sauces around the Mediterranean.
But, you want to hear about its effects on the skin. So, let’s talk about that.
Published editorials like Medical News Today, call Immortelle essential oil a “regenerative blend of antimicrobial and antibiotic that boosts skin cell growth.” The oil increases the production of natural skin collagen, which can reduce wrinkles. It can help target and diminish aging spots and blemishes. Immortelle keeps the skin moisturized and smooth to prevent dryness and cracking. It also promotes cell health by recycling dead cells and stimulating the production of new ones.
Other benefits from Immortelle Essential Oil:
* Evens skin tone
* Smoothes fine lines
* Restores sun-damaged skin
* Helps to block UV rays
* Clears up under-eye baggage
* Reduces symptoms of psoriasis and eczema
* Soothes sore muscles, cramps and abdominal pain
* Helps rashes caused by allergies
* Fights fevers
* Decreases cough
* Aids in arthritis
* Can be applied as an emergency aid for cuts, bruises, sprains and burns
* It’s loaded with antioxidants
* Treats digestive issues
* Supports nervous system
* Aids in cardiovascular and respiratory health
* Reduces inflammation in blood vessels
Like other essential oils, Immortelle needs to be mixed with a carrier oil like almond or coconut oil before being applied to the skin. It can also be blended into a facial cream.
There are always new allergen risks when using anything on your skin, so it is important to use this essential oil in moderation, at first. It is recommended to apply to patches of skin instead of a larger area. According to the FDA, Immortelle “is generally recognized as safe.” But, always use it and other oils with caution.
Looking for a new way to keep your skin, body and mind healthy? Immortelle is a natural oil to support all three.