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Superior Corsican Oil

The Tooth Faerie uses Immortelle, also known as Helichrysum Italicum from Corsica; it has a rich, sweet, delicate fragrance with spicy warm overtones. It is one of the most effective essential oils for reducing scar tissue, stretch marks, or indeed, any dermatological  issues. It is commonly included in detox blends since it stimulates the liver, gall bladder, kidneys and spleen. Helichrysum has been approved by the FDA for internal consumption and so can be used as a dietary supplement. However, if pregnant, do not use this oil before consulting your GP.

In the video below, David Crow, one of the world’s foremost experts and leading speakers in the field of botanical medicine and grassroots healthcare, talks about Corsican Helichrysum Italicum in general, and in particular, the supplier from whom I source my Helichrysum. 

Helichyrsum italicum essential oil has analgesic, anti-allergenic, antibacterial, anticoagulant, antidiabetic, antifungal, antihaematoma, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitussive, antiviral, astringent, cholagogue, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, febrifuge, fungicidal, hepatoprotective, mucolytic, nervine, splenic and stimulant therapeutic properties


Helichrysum: Helichrysum Italicum

Common names: Immortelle, Everlasting, Helichrysum

Therapeutic Actions:

  • Anti-inflammatory 

  • Vulnerary (a medicine used in the healing of wounds)

  • Cell (and tissue) regenerative 

  • Anti-haematoma (a solid swelling of clotted blood within the tissues)

  • Analgesic

Core applications:

  • First aid remedy for injuries: strains, sprains, bruises, swellings, cuts, open wounds, tissue trauma (apply undiluted).

  • Scar reduction: old or new scars resulting from surgery or injury, inflamed tissues, hematoma, allergic skin reactions, hemorrhoids, keloid scar tissue (to prevent or improve appearance), stretch marks, tendinitis, wounds and cuts .

  • Joint pain, rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Acne, chronic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, scar tissue, burns, dermal inflammation, cuts and wounds, bruises, radiation burns.

  • Childhood dermatitis

  • The special compounds in helichrysum oil — called acetophenones, phloroglucinols and terpenoids — appear to demonstrate antifungal actions against Candida growth in clinical studies).

  • Chronic asthma, viscous sputum in bronchitis, chronic cough.

  • Pain relief (due to anti-inflammatory action).

  • Helichrysum italicum has been used to treat chronic chest ailments. 

  • Nurturing, calming, harmonising and grounding, Helichrysum can reduce apprehension, irritability and mental unrest. Helps untangle emotional knots and resolve past emotional trauma.

  • Mental/spiritual/emotional trauma.

  • Sunburn relief: hydrating the burnt skin and relieving pain caused by sunburns. 

  • Anti-Aging: The very newest and exciting discovery about the Helichrysum oil is its anti-aging properties. It helps to regenerate the skin tissues. It is a perfectly natural product for helping the skin look more youthful, vibrant, and firm

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