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    Organic Italian Helichrysum essential oil

    A perennial plant from around the Mediterranean, it loves the sun and the sea air, and its crumpling gives off the scent of curry. Its small, golden-yellow, airy and light flowers dry out but do not fade: it is "immortal". Although there are many species of Helichrysum, today only Helichrysum italicum offers such a noble and precious essential oil. Harvested just before flowering, it concentrates all its subtlety.

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    Underneath its apparent fragility, this flower gives rise to a lively and powerful essential oil.

    • Botanical family: Asteraceae
    • Latin name: Helichrysum italicum
    • Other name: Immortelle
    • Origin: France or Italy
    • Cultivation: Controlled organic agriculture - Certisys-BE1 control
    • Distilled part: Flower
    • Production process: Steam distillation
    • Quality: 100% pure, natural and chemotyped
    • Olfactory notes: warm, honeyed, sweet, curry aromas 
    • Esters: neryl acetate (40.5%)
    • Ketones (diketones): italidione (4.43%)
    • Sesquiterpenes: caryophyllene, gamma curcumene (8%)
    • Monoterpenols Monoterpenes

    Do not confuse it with essential oils from Madagascar helichryses, which have very different biochemical profiles.

    • Do not use during pregnancy or breastfeeding, or in young children.
    • Do not use in epileptics (however, the neurotoxicity of diketones appears to be low).
    • Not recommended in case of coagulation disorders or if you are taking anticoagulant treatment.
    • No oral route without the advice of a practitioner.
    • Do not apply to irritated or infected skin.
    • Risk of allergy (limonene, linanol): take care not to overdose in mixtures. An elbow test is recommended prior to any skin application (min 48 hours before use).
    • Avoid contact with the eyes.
    • Keep out of reach of children.

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