We are a family farm that cultivate medicinal plants, mainly organic helichrysum italicum in its natural habitat where it grew years ago.
Immortelle plants from this area produce high quality essential oil because of the mediterranean climate and LOTS OF SUNNY DAYS that this plant need to bring out the best.
All this together with soil composition gives the plants that produce unique helichrysum oil which is well-balanced in all key ingredients.
The introduction of the oil of H. italicum in aromatherapy originated in France, and was popularized in English-speaking countries by aromatherapist and author Kurt Schnaubelt.
Would like to start with short words from Blog of Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt’s a renowned name in the world of aromatherapy and essential oils., when they asked him which oil he would pick out as his favorite.
Lets take Helichrysum. An oil that one almost cannot live without once you have experienced what it does. And if you look on our list we generally try and offer a variety of Helichrysum oils from different origins. Now the reflex question is which one is most effective or which one is, drumroll, ‘the best’ of all of them. I do not think that one is better than the other. I do know that many aromatherapy enthusiasts will prefer the Corsican varieties because of their higher ester (Neryl acetate) content. But then there is the Italian provenances which are very similar to the Corsican.
And then there is of course the Bosnian varieties. We are proud of the verifiable authenticity of all our oils. We have been to their place of production, saw them being harvested on Mediterranean hillsides be it in a village in Corsica or a small town in Bosnia Herzegovina. We have purchased these oils from the same producers for well over a decade, developing very close relations with them.
I personally like to use the oil from Bosnia we list as number 118. It may not be the most spectacular, and I cannot find a logical reason. I do believe it may be somewhat mystical why we develop more intimate relations with one oil over the other. I also know that other individuals have developed the same intimate and mystical preference for the Corsican oils like our staple 4135. While all our oils are of distinct authenticity it may remain difficult to specify why our bodies and minds develop these mysterious preferences.”
Lots of oils that you can find at the drug store or over the internet is NOT EVEN CLOSE TO high quality, pure and organic. Because lack of industry standards and regulation on terms such as “natural” or “pure” or even “organic” and not to mention “therapeutic grade ” and some others.
That kind of FAKE essential oils without analysis, organic certificates etc. contain contaminants or adulterants and can be even with 0 real claimed essential oil inside. ( in much more cases than you’d think).
To create 1 liter of helichrysum italicum essential oil, on average it takes from 500 up to 1000 kg (1100lb, 5 OZ up to 2200lb , 10 OZ ) of plant tops. When taking into account the costs of helichrysum growing and distilling we come to very high production price calculations and despite the healing properties of helichrysum italicum this is another reason for high oil prices.
High producing price and high market price of helichrysum oil makes it attractive for counterfeiters and thats why there is lot of “fake oils” on market just what Robert Pappas, Ph.D. point in these article.
A good brand should follow these guidelines:
- Every seller must provide GC analyse and GUARANTEE for analysis value – most important is purity.
- Should provide Organic certificate ( reputable company ) It is important that plants are organic cultivated, eventually the oil will end in our body.
- Proper plant varieties ( Helichrysum family have 500 different species but only one is – italicum – species with true (immortelle – everlasting) varietal actions.
- Each plant grown indigenously for the healthiest plant.
- Grown without chemical pesticides, herbicides, etc ( we’re back to certificates again ).
- Helichrysum should be harvested with precise timing for peak properties.
- Helichrysum oil should be Extracted with proper temp and pressure to preserve oil molecules – Art of Distillation – contemporary distillation equipment.
We have 100% positive feedbacks form our customers worldwide on all our retail shops which speaks for itself enough.
Finally, we believe in our product so much that we offer everyone a full refund if if our product does not meet all of the above and if customer is not satisfied with our product.