Family Time A few weekends ago, my hubs and I had grandparent duty for three of our grands. We took them to the Blanco Lavender Festival, a yearly event for the past 14 years.  I was super excited!  I’ve seen images from the other side of the globe that show fields covered in lavender flowers.

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What is Helichrysum? Some of the common names used for the essential oil Helichrysum italicum are immortelle, everlasting, strawflower, curry plant, and, simply, helichrysum. Helichrysum is a member of the Asteracea family; the second largest family of flowering plants (Elpel, 2004).  This essential oil is one of the more expensive oils averaging approximately $16/ml (“Helichrysum,” 2017; “Helichrysum,

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