Helichrysum is one of the oils I keep in my medicine cabinet and use for special instances. This oil is a powerhouse and is an oil I couldn't imagine not having on hand.
When I was working with problem horses and using reiki and essential oils on these horses, they taught me a really interesting trick when working with oils, the sniff test!
I know when I am meant to work with an oil, when I smell it and I like the smell. If the smell is off putting or pungent to me, I don't work with the oil. I can come back in a few days and the oil smells amazing, and I know that is when I am meant to work with it. (And not just an oil that is past it's expiration!)
Helichrysum is a powerhouse of an oil, and is the main oil I use to help my husband work through his allergies (Diffuse) as well as helping relieve some of the skin issues he experiences. This oil is a great tool to use for fighting skin infections, as Helichrysum is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. This helps the body naturally heal itself by addressing bacteria and the inflammatory response.
Spiritual Uses of Helichrysum
In my spiritual practice, Helichrysum has helped me spiritually recover and heal from major life events. Helichrysum brings forward much wisdom, and can help us with many challenges we face in our lives. I love to work with helichrysum in my roller bottle blends, and on rare occasions in my self care bath blends.
Helichrysum can help us work through and remove spiritual attachments, as well as assist in healing spiritual wounds by helping us with our self healing processes.
Helichrysum Self Care Routine
This is a self care routine I so when I am going through spiritual growth periods, when the collection energy is making massive changes, and when I am under a heavy workload as a healer.
Step 1: Prayer
I begin the routine with a quick prayer. I am Christian, and I pray to Yahweh thanking the Creator, Yahweh, for his healing energy, abundance, protection, and guidance in my life. I ask him to protect me today, and to assist me in finding centeredness in my life, and to become a hollow bone. I end my prayer with Amen, and begin preparing for my bath.
Step 2: Cleansing my oils, salts, and space.
After I have finished my prayer, I gather up all of my tools. For this routine, I am going to use Lavender, Helichrysum, and Jasmine essential oils, coconut oil, candles, baking soda, and Himalayan fine grain salt. I place all of these items on my clutter free and clean vanity.
I have a bundle of white sage I have gathered. Carrying a fire safe container under the bundle, I light the sage, saying a quiet prayer for cleansing and protection while I gently waft the smoke over all of the tools I have gathered on the vanity. I then move my way around the room clockwise, softly speaking this prayer while doing so. Once I have gone around the entire room, I snuff out my sage bundle and set it back in my bowl.
Step 3: Preparing the bath
I run my bath water to a comfortable temperature, and I blend 5 drops of each oil, and 1 oz of coconut oil together in a small bowl, and I combine 2/3 cup of Himalayan fine grain salt and 1/3 cup of baking soda. Once the salt and oils are mixed thoroughly, I add this blend to the water.
Step 4: Relax
This isn't self care if you don't relax. I will sometimes meditate in the tub, or read.
Helichrysum is also great diffused into the air, and can assist with cold, flu, and seasonal allergy symptoms.