A certain Mediterranean strawflower named “golden sun” in Latin is gaining more and more attention lately as its vast resume of healthful benefits continues to expand. It is the unassuming helichrysum italicum species, contained in our Bolm dry skin and lip care products, that is making waves among naturalists and avid supporters of herbal remedies. Pronounced hee-lih-KRY-zum, it’s a word you don’t hear every day, but that will soon be changing as this medicinal newcomer’s mood-enhancing aroma guarantees its everlasting popularity.
Helichrysum flowers were first distilled only 40 years ago and remained quite elusive within the essential oil community until just 10 years ago. The extract of the flower was originally utilized by physicians of ancient Europe and Africa for both physical and emotional conditions. Though helichrysum is now grown in many parts of the world, the highest quality oils are produced on the French island of Corsica and along the islandic coast of Croatia. Here at Bōlm Skin Care we combine organic helichrysum oils from both of these coastal regions to achieve a wonderfully intoxicating lemon-helichrysum fragrance.
In the United States today, helichrysum is most known for its ability to heal scar tissue. When diluted and applied to stretchmarks and scars, helichrysum assists with tissue repair and allows skin to restore its cellular memory – the molecular blueprint lost as a result of an injury or acute physical stress. Beyond scar repair, helichrysum flower oils have been shown to be effective in treating a myriad of minor skin conditions, including: eczema, psoriasis, sunburn, bruises, inflammation, cold sores, immune disorder outbreaks, painful insect bites, skin allergies, and hives.
Invigorating and uplifting, helichrysum’s bright, summery scent is also widely praised for its ability to stimulate positive thinking and emotional detoxification. Blended with varying lemon oils, the symphony of aromatic notes grow even further, while its secret garden of alternative pharmacological constituents invites relaxation. Rich in calming properties, helichrysum also helps restore balance by assisting in the release of negative energy and stress.
Currently Bōlm offers two products that contain organic Mediterranean helichrysum italicum: our 12-Herb Dry Skin Remedy and our Lemon-Herb Daily Lip Care (a Fast Relief Cold Sore Treatment will also soon be available). Both formulas are very similar, except the Lip Care contains three times more shea butter than the Skin Remedy, which helps lips retain moisture longer.
Suffering consumers who once felt forgotten in a sea of unhelpful products are finally experiencing relief from Bōlm Skin Care products. Don’t wait, place an order today to truly begin to understand what helichrysum has to offer. Experience what all of the excitement is about and explore with us how useful this flower essence can be at healing our wounds and our perspective.