Helichrysum italicum is a small perennial herb with narrow, silver leaves and flowers that form a cluster of golden-yellow, ball-shaped blossoms. The name “Helichrysum” is derived from the Greek “helios”
meaning sun and “chrysos” meaning gold, referring to the color of the flowers. Helichrysum has been used in herbal medicine since ancient Greece and the oil is highly valued and sought after for its many health benefits. Helichrysum is best known for its restorative
properties to the skin, liver, and nervous system. It’s frequently consumed to help detoxify the body and to promote circulation. Also referred to as Everlasting or Immortal Flower, Helichrysum is used in anti-aging products for its rejuvenating benefits to the skin.
Helichrysum can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks, and scars, and it promotes a glowing, youthful complexion.
- Plant Part: Flower
- Aromatic Description: Herbaceous, honey, hay
- Main Chemical Components: Neryl acetate, alpha pinene
- Helps skin recover quickly
- Promotes healthy liver function
- Supports localized blood flow
• Apply directly to wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks or to soothe minor skin irritations.
• Consume as part of a natural cleansing regimen.
• Help relieve tension by massaging onto the temples and the back of the neck.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with your favorite carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
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A small amount of whole coffee beans in a small container comes in handy when out shopping for perfumes, candles or incense. A good whiff will refresh the nose palate so that everything doesn’t start smelling the same.
Lisa 12″, Sweet Sixteen 6″ and Denna 12″
This month was different, we have two squares by the same artist. Care to guess which ones? That’s right Lisa and Denna, these two squares have a lot of color changes in them but the patterns are very well written which makes these difficult looking squares a breeze and a joy to make and if you crochet your ends in as you go, that will save you a lot of time and then you won’t have that yukky job waiting for you at the end. That makes changing colors much more enjoyable! On Denna I had to omit the last two rows and manipulate row fifteen to finish the square and keep it at a 12″ square. On Lisa I had to omit the last row. On both of these squares I went with a G/4.00mm hook which is a smaller hook than what was called for.
As I was crocheting these two I couldn’t help but feel like the colors I chose at the beginning of the crochet-a-long were meant for the Polly Plum patterns which was very exciting for me. Sometimes I don’t think about what I’m going to do with the squares as I crochet them and it’s turning out that I have several color schemes going because of it, but I will find a place for the squares at some point and time. That is how these squares started out, but just before I started taking pictures of these squares it came to me that they would make great place mats for my dishes which are assorted solid colors. I like the look of the table with these squares on it, I think they have found their place in my home.
Sweet Sixteen is this months 6″ square and if I would have been thinking about using this square to wrap silverware, I would have used different colors to match the colors in the other squares, but I wasn’t. What I was thinking is that I want all of the 6″ squares to be the same color scheme. These I will use in a lapghan or afghan something of that nature.
Until Next Time
Keep On Hook’n
Lisa, Sweet Sixteen and Denna: Hand Crocheted by Artisan Patricia Geraghty-Gaddis
I want to give a big shout out to these Designers for all of their hard work and sharing these patterns.
Lisa: Polly Plum
Denna: Polly Plum
Sweet Sixteen: Melinda Miller
I don’t know exactly what this means, but the haiku; Carolans on ice made it to the finals, yee haa! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. There are three three of us that made it to Dan Alatorre’s Haiku Challenge Finals and I want to give a little blessing to us, here it is; “May all of us have good luck with the random topic generator.”
Here I go my topic is:
What is one of your worst habits?
Pop tarts in the sky
Sugary sweet little pie
Irish cream my chi