Helichrysum gymnocephalum is also commonly known as Rambiazina, has different therapeutic properties, aromatic profile and safety precautions than Helichrysum Italicum Essential Oil.
The chemistry of both essential oils is vastly different. Helichrysum Italicum Essential Oil contains italidiones and is much more abundant in Neryl Acetate and Gamma-Curcumene, making it more anti-inflammatory and more suitable for use in skin-care applications. Helichrysum Gymnocephalum Essential Oil contains approximately 60-70% 1,8 cineole. Cineole is an ether (oxide) that is also abundant in Eucalyptus Globulus and Eucalyptus Radiata Essential Oils. When you inhale the aroma, you’ll notice it has a primarily camphor-like aroma that is actually from the significant content of cineole present in the oil. Helichrysum Gymnocephalum Essential Oil is an invigorating essential oil that is well suited for use for respiratory applications.
Helichrysum Gymnocephalum essential oil smells camphorous, fresh, and slightly damp/earthy during dryout. Aromatically, Helichrysum Gymnocephalum Essential Oil blends well with the Eucalypt essential oils (i.e. Eucalyptus Globulus and Eucalyptus Radiata), Rosemary, citrus oils particularly Lemon and Grapefruit, Peppermint, and essential oils in the conifer family.
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