Name Helichrysum Essential Oil, France
Category Essential Oils
Species Helichrysum italicum G. Don (H. angustifolium D.C.)
Part Flowers and Leaves
Method Steam Distillation
Helichrysum Essential Oil, France
Helichrysum Essential Oil, France, (Helichrysum italicum), aroma is enjoyable and smooth. Some describe it as sweet and the long lasting dry out is tea like and delicate. This is a fine quality Helichrysum. It is much better than the Balkan material and is grown and distilled in the Mediterranean climate of Southern France. The color is darker than Corsican material. Corsican material is pale yellow with slight green hues. This small producer material has darker tones at times perhaps because these flowers tend to be somewhat darker yellow than the typical lighter yellow flowers than the typical lighter yellow flowers in Corsica. The leaves and stems and general condition of the biomass also lend different hues as well as the standard steel distillation equipment. The dark material is sometimes assumed older but these are several other reasons for darker oil. The chemistry is good with good italicenes content and balanced peaks.