Latin Name: Helichrysum angustifolium
Plant Family: Asteraceae
Extraction: Distillation of the flowering tops
Helichrysum italicum and angustifolium essential oils generally have a warm, earthy, slightly sweet middle to base note aroma.
Helichrysum is a small, flowering Daisy family plant that produces little yellow flowers. It is sometimes also called Immortelle, Everlasting, Curry Plant (not the same as Curry leaf) and Life Everlasting. Helichrysum species grow in so many different parts of the world (France, Croatia, Madagascar, South Africa, the US, etc.) with varying growing conditions and climates, so their therapeutic properties can vary quite a bit based on the species and where it was grown.
To keep things simple, I like to think of Helichrysum essential oils as being separated into two main teams: the wound healers and the breathe easy-ers.