Lots of oils tha 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”.
That kind of essential oils without analysis, organic certificates etc. can even contain contaminants or adulterants ( in much more cases than you’d think).
To create 1 liter of helichrysum italicum essential oil, on average it takes 500 kg 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.