If I can save only one non-edible flower in the world, that would be Helichrysum Angustifolium. It is powerful, versatile yet gentle on sensitive skin, hard to grow yet totally worth it. It's tough to find a flaw in this plant; it can also help you look flawless. As early as 300 B.C. there has been records on its use in traditional medicine, to aid in the healing of wounds and burns. It has over 500 varieties. Helichrysum Angustifolium, also called Helichrysum Italicum, is the precious variety. It is steam distilled into an essential oil, fabled for its skin cell regeneration properties. Many swear it can help improve the appearance of blemishes, scars, stretchmarks, burns & sunburns. It supports collagen production, and promotes a radiant, smooth, youthful complexion.
Helichrysum is a mouthful to pronounce. The proper pronunciation sounds like heli-kree-sum
"Heli" like helicopter
"kree" as is agree
"Sum" like dimsum.
The flower is commonly called "Immortelle" or "Everlasting", because it stays vibrant even when cut and dried. Helichrysum Angustifolium oil is more studied than the other varieties. Here are some fun facts.
Helichrysum Angustifolium essential oil is found in Bebebalm ByeSpots Skin Radiance Moisturizer. It is combined with the right amounts of Frankincense, Sandalwood and Philippine Organic Virgin Coconut OIl, for a powerful synergy like no other.