Helichrysum – Helichrysum italicum

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
PRIMARY BENEFITS
  • Helps skin recover quickly
  • Promotes healthy liver function
  • Supports localized blood flow
USES

• 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.

CAUTIONS
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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“You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won’t mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever…. connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.”
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July Block-A-Month

Lisa 12″,  Sweet Sixteen 6″ and Denna 12″

Lise 12 612 FramedThis 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 Denna 12 612 Framedwhich 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 6 612 Framed

 

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

Credits

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.

Thank You,

Lisa: Polly Plum

Denna: Polly Plum

Sweet Sixteen: Melinda Miller

 

Haiku Finalist!

animated-emoticon-with-french-accentI 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