We are busy here at Hoffman's Natural, and excited to be distilling and blending some new concoctions.
This week, we made an organic helichrysum flower and lavender-infused jojoba oil.
Lavender is well-known for its versatility and beneficial properties, which you can read about here, but not everyone has heard of helichrysum or immortelle--an incredibly potent healing agent. (see photo)
Helichrysum italicum is a straw-looking flowering medicinal plant from the sunflower family, typically grown in the Mediterranean where it has been revered for its natural antibiotic, antifungal, antimicrobial and general restorative properties.
When blended with simmondsia chinensis, or organic jojoba, and our Bulgarian lavender, there are so many useful applications.
HOW TO USE THIS BLEND:
--Jojoba infused with helichrysum and lavender essential oils is excellent for soothing and healing the skin. This combination can alleviate hives, redness, acne blemishes, rashes, razor burn. Here in the Northeast, we find it especially useful for combatting the burning and itchiness of poison ivy.
--This combination can help hydrate and heal burnt skin, whether from a day at the beach or something more acute, like grabbing a hot pan. Apply it directly to the affected area to relieve pain and support healthy skin renewal. Because of this, we recommend this blend for reducing the formation and appearance of scars.
--As natural hemorrhoid relief to reduce pain, swelling and promote healing, this combination plays an important role in our Australian Soothing Serum.
--As a topical pain reliever, this combination decreases muscle pain by lowering swelling, inflammation and improving circulation. Massaging this into the skin can be a natural treatment for pain-related symptoms of arthritis and exercise-related injuries. Both on the surface of the skin and as an aromatherapeutic, the lavender oil works with the helichrysum and jojoba to reduce physical pain and emotional stress.