- Has a calming effect on the skin,mind, and body*
- Soothes the systems of the body*
- May help support healthy immunesystem function*
Aromatic Description: Floral, sweet, herbaceous
Collection Method: Steam Distillation
Plant Part: Flower
Main Constituents: 4-methylamyl angelate, isobutyl angelate, isoamyl tiglate
About Chamomile Essential Oil
Roman chamomile oil is best known throughout the ages for its sedative and soothing qualities. Endowed with an overall calming effect for the stressed mind and tense body, Roman chamomile essential oil can also be used to ease feelings of grief, anger, discontent or over-sensitivity. These properties render it useful in gently overcoming feelings of anxiousness and restlessness or trouble sleeping.
Next to lavender, Roman or English chamomile is a favorite in many aromatherapy cabinets because of the many beneficent qualities. Roman chamomile can safely be used on children, the elderly, and animals. Its therapeutic profile, characterized by both gentleness and effectiveness, make it useful in treating conditions of excess heat. Gentle and calming, Roman chamomile shines as an agent of general skin health and has been used successfully to treat upset, reddened skin.
Chamomile essential oils are stand-outs in massage oils, salves, and compresses, where they help alleviate tired and sore bodies and muscles, perhaps due to overworking or stress. In all it’s incarnations, chamomile reliably provides cooling, soothing, and gentle aid.
How to Use Chamomile Essential Oil
Direct Palm Inhalation: Inhale Roman Chamomile to help support calm and relaxation. In stressful transitions, carry a bottle in your pocket and use a drop and inhale whenever you promote calm.
Roman chamomile can be applied topically, as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or diffuser. In the Diffuser: Diffuse Roman chamomile to produce calm for the entire family. Can be just the trick to help an upset toddler (or adult) out of their tantrum. With its versatile fruity aroma, a drop of chamomile can boost the effectiveness of your other diffuser blends. Skin Soothe: Combine Roman chamomile with yarrow oil and helichrysum oil in a carrier oil or a potent blend that is effective and gentle. Use it wherever you would like to bring the calm smooth qualities of chamomile to your skin. Nighttime Bath: Add a few drops to bath water before bedtime to bring calm, peaceful sleep.
Interesting Chamomile Essential Oil Information
Chamomile comes from the Greek chamos, or ground, for its low growing habit, and melos, or apple, for the sweet apple-like scent of its blossoms. Though they share some therapeutic properties, German, Roman and Moroccan chamomile oil are all different species. German, or blue chamomile has a higher azulene content than its Roman counterpart.
Chamomile was known to the Romans and used for incense and in beverages, although the term “Roman chamomile” was not coined at this time. Instead, it was seen growing in the Colosseum in Rome by a 19th century plant collector.
Chamomile is often call “the plant doctor” by botanists because of its ability to assist in the health and growth of other essential oil producing plants, especially those from the mint family.
Blue chamomile was worshipped by the Egyptians for its healing properties, widely employed in Hispanic folk medicine and is today one of the most widely used healing herbs, in the form of teas and tinctures, in the West.