Helichrysum Bracteiferum Essential Oil

£11.41 £22.94

Distilled from the flowers and flowering tops, Helichrysum has a powerful warm, honey, sweet, warm smell with green undertones. It is soothing and calming among other traits.



Helichrysum Bracteiferum | Latin Name: Helichrysum Bracteiferum | Family: Asteraceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Flowering Tops

This Essential is a strong straw-like, fruity smell, with honey, and peppery tea undertones. A thin essential oil ranging from pale yellow to orange/red in hue. Helichrysum Bracteiferum is the breathing ease-ers. It is used for respiratory problems, congestion, allergies and influenza.

Perhaps lesser know, this group of Helichrysum essential oils brings support on a different level. They are generally richer in the molecule 1,8-cineole (H. bracteiferum, H. gymocephalum, H. odoratissimum), the sesquiterpene β-caryophyllene (H. bracteiferum, H. odoratissimum), and the monoterpene β-pinene (H. bracteiferum). Constituents also vary based on growing conditions and location, but in general, these species are grown in areas like Madagascar and South Africa and are much more suited to applications for respiratory system support. They smell nothing like the italicum species and have a much sharper, more medicinal aroma.


Blends well with: Geranium, Lavender, Rose, LimeNeroli, Orange, Petitgrain, and Ylang Ylang.

Helichrysum Bracteiferum is a MIDDLE to BASE note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours


Helichrysum Bracteiferum is the breathe ease-ers. It is used for respiratory problems, congestion, allergies and influenza.

H. bracteiferum, H. gymnocephalum and H. odoratissimum essential oils are antimicrobial and well suited for decongestant formulas that help to open up the airways and expel mucus from the respiratory system. They are said to be useful for allergy symptoms and for assisting the immune system during cold and flu season. These oils are still anti-inflammatory and analgesic like their italicum sisters, but they are not well suited for skin healing applications. They are prone to oxidation, so it’s best to store them in the fridge to extend shelf life and reduce risk of skin irritation.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

Used to severe allergies, infections and inflammatory conditions, help to maintain healthy joints and muscles.

Safety Data & MSDS

Non-toxic, non-irritant, possible sensitisation in some individuals.

1,8-Cineol, beta-Pinene, Alpha-Humulene, beta-Caryophyllene, Beta-caryophyllene, Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-pinene.

Helichrysum Bracteiferum MSDS
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