Botanical binomial: Helichrysum italicum
INCI Name: Helichrysum Italicum (Helichrysum) Flower Water
Other names: Immortelle, Italian Strawflower, Everlasting
CAS No.: 90045-56-0
Country of Origin: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria
Part of plant used in production: Flowering tops
Methods of production: Steam distillation by-product
Preservatives: Does not contain preservatives.
Maintaining Hydrosol Integrity: Store in a dry location, away from light, preferably in a amber bottle. Keep storage temperature between 3°C to 5°C. Take care to ensure the hydrosol remains and is used in a sterile environment free from potential contaminants. Bottles should not be left partially full; moving smaller quantities of hydrosol to appropriately sized vessels will reduced oxidization by minimizing exposure to air. For best results use immediately, or add a preservative to increase stability and shelf life. Please keep in mind that hydrosols are fragile.
Description: Helichrysum is known as Immortelle or Everlasting. It is a small perennial herb with narrow, silver leaves and golden yellow clustered flowers.
Characteristics: Helichrysum hydrosol has an aroma similar to honey, both herbal and earthy. Resembling Helichrysum essential oil.
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, Anti-hematoma, Analgesic, Anti-viral, Anti-spasmodic, Anti-aging.
Uses: Helichrysum hydrosol stimulates collagen production, making it an excellent addition to any formula focusing on the reduction of facial lines and wrinkles, as well as in the treatment of acne scarring, sunburn, eczema, and psoriasis.
A great addition to a first aid kit as it effectively cleans wounds and compresses bruises.