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Helichrysum – The Deep Wound Healer

Helichrysum, aka the “deep wound healer”, is one of my absolutely favorite essential oils! It is a powerful healer of the mind, body, spirit and soul, especially when the wounds are deep. One you take a look at these flowers, you can see why. Or should I say, feel why. The beautiful golden flowers spark a light within you to see the bright side.

Mentally it can help PTSD, hurt or burned by stressful situations, combat negativity, pessimism and severe and/or chronic cognitive deficits. It combats scars of all forms, physical (pigmentation, cuts, scrapes) and emotional. Helichrysum has a heavy, hay-like floral, yet herby-earthy and green scent. Possessing properties that can hydrate and nourish skin, it also penetrates and warms the depths of emotional scars. A must-have in all holistic medicine cabinets.


Helichrysum Plant Signatures as a Deep Wound Healer 

Helichrysum is a shrub that grows a little more than three feet high, with slender, leaf-like stems and a cluster of golden-yellow flowers that have a spongy appearance. The significance of the yellow flowers according to the Doctrine of Signatures indicate its affinity for gallbladder (bile), liver, welcoming, inviting, creativity and sunlight.

Yellow is a vibrant color, full of positivity, hope and light.

Hence, it thrives best in full sun, and is not happy in the shade. Full-sun plants that do not thrive in shade, prefer to have the spotlight them and craving attention. They like to be heard and seen, and not be placed in the shadows. Does this sound like anyone you know?

It is drought and semi-wind tolerant indicating it can withstand challenging times of deficiency (in physical, mental and emotional) health. As you might imagine with the significance of the color yellow, a great compliment would be lemon. Lemon essential oil can help shine a light for helichrysum to finds its way to the healing points and junctures.  They work great in tandem with any deep emotional, mental and physical healing.


Helichrysum for Physical, Mental & Emotional Health

Helichrysum packs a powerful punch as a deep wound healer when it comes to benefits and therapeutic potency. It possesses analgesic, anti-inflammatory, hepatic (liver) and nervine (nerves) properties, just to name a few.

  • Physically, it helps with combating bruising, chronic cough, poor circulation and hearing issues. A liver and gallbladder decongestion and a wonderful remedy for nerve pain such as neuropathy and sciatica. I also like to use it in blends for IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s flare-ups, acid reflux and silent reflux.
  • Mentally, I like to add it into blends for addictive issues (smoking, OCD, etc.), anxiety, indecision and to dispel negativity. Booster for self-esteem and willpower.
  • Emotionally, I’ve found it to calm anger (even repressed anger), deep emotional wounds and scars, jealousy and stubbornness. It can help you connect to those deep emotional wounds, releasing the pain, layer by layer, ever so gently.


Helichrysum Rescue Salve

1oz. Shea Butter
1oz. Calendula salve or tincture
10 drops Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)
5 drops Carrot Seed (Daucus carota)
5 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
2 drops Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)
1 drop Yarrow (Achillea millefolia)

Combine shea butter and calendula salve until soft. Add in essential oils and mix well. Label and date (so you know to use it up within 3-6 months). Apply to affected skin areas 2-4 times daily and as needed.  You can also apply to pulse points for mental and emotional health.



I Now Release My Emotional Wounds & Scars Aromatic Spray

1.5 ounces liquid Plant Enzymes
.5 ounces Rose Hydrosol (Rosa damascena)
8 drops Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)
3 drops Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
5 drops Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
2 drops Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)
6 drops Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)

Combine Rose Hydrosol in a bottle, followed by the essential oils. swirl around gently, not allowing the oils to splash out. Next, add in the liquid Plant Enzymes. Mix using swirling motions of the bottle, instead of heavy shaking and agitation. By doing this, you are keeping the energy gentle. Use a minimum of three times a day, and as often as you need to combat emotional flashbacks, negative thoughts and sadness.


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Disclaimers: Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prescribe. It is recommended that if serious health issues exist, you consult a licensed medical provider. JennScents does not assume liability or responsibility for the use and/or misuse of this information.


References: This blog may contain excerpts from JennScents Aromaversity Certification Courses and the JennScents Holistic Aromatherapy Comprehensive Guide


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