Common English Name: Helichrysum, immortelle.
Botanical Name: Helichrysum angustifolium, Helichrysum italicum, Helichrysum splendidum (depending upon exact species).
Plant Family: Asteraceae.
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation of the flowers.
Origin: Indigenous to the Mediterranean area.
Plant Description: A small, aromatic herb with a woody stem and brightly-colored flowers that resemble daisies.
Main Chemical Components: Nerol and neryl acetate.
Blends Well With: Lavender, rose, clary sage, and citrus essential oils; carrier oils.
Uses: Oily skin, inflamed skin, damaged skin, damaged hair, dry skin.
Fun Fact: The plant takes its name from the Greek words helios (sun) and chrysos (gold).
Cautions for Use: None noted for general use.