I have been having some pain and inflammation in my hands and forearms and I wanted a nice blend to help that also smelled amazing. So I blended Helichrysum, Patchouli and Neroli in some Jojoba and it is fabulous! Not only does it smell like a beautiful perfume but it has helped tremendously with my hands and forearms as well as some wonderful hormone symptoms that are not so pleasant, ladies you know what I mean. I know, I know don't let me lose you at Patchouli. I absolutely loathed Patchouli until the last couple of years when I found if it was blended with the right things and not trying to cover up massive BO. Come on we have all been around someone who "bathed" in it.
So back to this blend, I chose Helichrysum italicum because it historically is great for pain and inflammation, helps heal tissue and it has an interesting aroma. It has also shown properties to help with allergy related things and since mine may have an allergy inflammation component I went for it. Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara) is lovely, truly beautiful floral that is happy and uplifting great for stress and feeling blue. Neroli may also help with spasm and muscle tightness so it seemed to fit for those tight unhappy arms. The aroma added a beautiful note to the Helichrysum and Patchouli. As for the Patchouli (Pogostemom cablin), it has a unique aroma but it offers an emotional boost that is great for stress and is relaxing and could also possibly help with my inflammation. Here is the recipe let me know if you try it!
5 drops Helichrysum italicum
5 drops Neroli Citrus aurantium var.amara
5 drops Patchouli Pogostemom cablin
30 ml Jojoba or carrier oil of your choice
I applied a few drops to my wrists but you could apply where you like. I hope you love it as much as I have. If you try it come back and let me know how it goes!