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Essential Oil of Immortelle

Commonly known as: Helichrysum Italicum Flower Oil (I.N.C.I.), Italian Helichrysum essential oil.
Botanical name: Helichrysum italicum.
Extraction process: Distillation by steam stripping.
Family: Asteraceae.
Part of the plant extracted: Flowering tops.
Location: Mediterranean rim (Algeria, Morocco, Cyprus, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, France, Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Spain).
Flowering: June to October.
Provenance, origin: Italy.
Phytochemical composition: Neryl acetate, alpha-pinene, eucalyptol, gamma-curcumene, italidiones, limonene, linalool, benzyl cinnamate.
Sensorial properties: Appearance: Clear, mobile liquid; Colour: Colourless to red; Scent: Fruity, almond-like, dry, hay-like.
Physical characteristics: Density = 0.88 - 0.92; Refractive Index: 1.465 - 1.49.
Benefits: Toning, restorative, anti-inflammatory, circulatory, astringent, fragrant.
Concerns: All skin types, particularly dry skin, prone to redness and discomfort; Suitable for heavy legs.

Details

Usage

Facial Care (masks, serums, oils, eye contour); Body Care (gels, massage oils).

Method of Preservation

Essential oils are sensitive to UV radiation. That's why it is recommended to store them in an amber glass bottle, shielded from light, in well-ventilated areas, at a stable and moderate temperature.

Contraindications, Usage Precautions

Potentially allergenic. Not to be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women. Not to be used by children. Do not apply pure essential oil to the skin or mucous membranes. Essential oils should not be applied to the eyes, the area around the eyes, or inside the ears.

Note : Caution, the essential oil of Italian helichrysum (or everlasting) should be avoided in case of heavy periods or anticoagulant treatment.

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The 'immortelle' derives its name from the exceptional longevity of its flowers, even in dried bouquets. Its essential oil possesses several virtues in cosmetics. Thanks to its high concentration of neryl acetate, it stimulates the synthesis of collagen and blood circulation. It also has purifying and anti-inflammatory properties.