Helichrysum Essential Oil – Everlasting beauty
Native to the Mediterranean region, the name Helichrysum comes from the Greek words “Helios” for Sun and “Chrysos” for Gold. Popularly known as “Immortelle” or “Everlasting” in the perfume and cosmetic industry. Bright yellow flower clusters, that glisten like the gold in the rays of the sun and never fades, even when cut, were used by the first-century romans for crowning their Gods. The Greek God Apollo, God of the Arts, Healing and Purification, is also known to wear a crown of Helichrysum flowers. Helichrysum flowers symbolizes endless or eternal love. In an ode by Theocritus, a chivalrous goat keeper gives his beloved a "branch of ivy strewn with helichrysum flowers". The solar gold of helichrysum was used for a long time to make bridal flower crowns.