This flower, very similar to a daisy or to a small chrysanthemum, is sold dried in flower’s shops. For this reason its oil is some time commercialised with the French name of “Immortelle”.
The oil has a sweet aroma, similar to honey, with a very light bitter undertone. It has an extremely powerful smell, therefore it is important to use this oil in really small amounts.
It has the property to put in motion the right side (intuitive) of the brain. This is of enormous aid in meditation, in therapy and in works on personal growth, and for the creative arts as well: music, painting, poetry, etc. It is said that the Helichrysium induces compassionate feelings.
I prefer to think that it puts us in contact with that part of ourselves from which compassion freely flows.
This oil harmonises well with that of Rose (use at least two drops of Rose for each of Helichrysium). This particular blend has the property to unite the mind and the heart.