Quiz question: do you happen to know which kids’ movie contains a song about a gleaming, glowing flower that supposedly has the power to “make the clock reverse?” If you’ve viewed a certain magical adaptation of the classic Rapunzel fairy tale, you may have thought this idea of a flower with the ability to renew one’s youth was complete fiction. As it turns out, there’s a tiny kernel of truth hidden within this fantastic storyline. While Old Mother Gothel’s method of anti-aging using the fictional sundrop flower is pure fantasy, there actually exists a flower that could have inspired such an idea.
The oil which is steam distilled from that flower is dōTERRA® Helichrysum. This majestic name combines two Greek words meaning sun (helios) and gold (chrysos), and the helichrysum flower’s silvery leaves and clustered golden yellow blossom are majestic in their own right as well. This ancient Greek beauty is actually referred to as “The Everlasting Flower” because of its rejuvenating benefits for the skin and its ability to improve the complexion. It can help reduce the appearance of blemishes and promote a glowing, youthful vibrancy.
The regenerating properties of Helichrysum make it a great choice for supporting skin renewal throughout the various stages of life. Just imagine how well this oil would blend with other powerful ancient oils, including Frankincense, Myrrh and Rose. Better yet, get beyond mere imagining and begin using Helichrysum in concert with these other renowned skin-beautifying oils today! Apply Helichrysum essential oil on its own or within a blend to areas of the skin that could use the touch of an everlasting flower. Perhaps a blemished area is in need of nourishment, or there’s a particularly tired patch you’d like to see take on a more youthful glow. Helichrysum creates a soothing sensation when applied, so it’s sure to be a pleasant experience.
Once you get some of this seemingly immortal flower’s essential oil soaking into your skin, take time to savor its unique herbaceous aroma, which hides subtle hints of honey. Enjoy a calm time of nourishment with the following diffuser blend:
3 drops Helichrysum
3 drops Lavender
2 drops Copaiba
There’s something incredible in realizing that the use of Helichrysum for the specific purpose of skin beautification stretches across the ages, from ancient Greece all the way up to the present day. One thing that has remained unchanged through all the passing centuries is the high value of this essential oil and its applicability toward health benefits for humanity, whether ancient or modern. Although this flower won’t grant immortality, there’s good reason for its reputation of lending an ageless touch to those who employ its nourishing qualities. It’s your turn to experience radiant, timeless Helichrysum.
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