Chamomile Essential Oil: German and Roman Chamomile

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There are two kinds of chamomile essential oil: German and Roman, with subtle differences between the two. Both are highly regarded for their ability to soothe irritations, like an upset stomach, and inflammations, like sunburn. Chamomile tea is very popular in Europe and Asia and the essence of the oil is an important ingredient of many skin and hair preparations.

Chamomile is a very gentle oil and can be used on skin irritations in children and babies. Its use dates back well over 3,000 years.

German Chamomile

German Chamomile is more commonly grown in the United States than Roman Chamomile.

Chamomile (German) (Matricaria recutita)

Botanical family:
Asteraceae or Compositae

Extraction: Steam distilled from flowers

Properties: Calming, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic,
decongestant;soothes the skin, reduces scarring; cleanses the
blood; helps with liver function; soothes and clears the mind

Uses: Apply topically for all types of skin
irritations, itchiness, sunburn, acne, rashes, eczema; add
to food or water, diffuse; helps with nervous tension,
insomnia, liver and gall bladder problems; this is a very
gentle oil which can be combined with baby oil to make a
blend for eczema or diaper rash, or skin irritations in
children

Cautions: Use with caution during pregnancy


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Aromatherapy blending

Birch
Wintergreen
Fir
Geranium
Helichrysum
Hyssop
Lavender
Lemongrass
Marjoram<
Tea tree oil
Sandalwood
Spearmint
Spruce

Roman Chamomile

Roman chamomile is a very gentle oil used to soothe cuts, bruises, earaches and toothaches in children and babies. It has a very sedative effect, helping to uplift the spirits and calm the senses.

Chamomile (Roman) (Chamamelum nobile)

Botanical family:
Asteraceae or Compositae

Extraction: Steam distilled from flowers

Properties: Calming, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory,
skin regeneration; antiparasitic; cleanses liver and blood;
neutralizes allergies

Uses: Diffuse, apply topically, or mix with food or
liquids, for relaxing effect, relief from insomnia,
tension, depression, attachment to past negative emotions;
helps with cuts, bruises, allergies, skin conditions

Aromatherapy blending

Chamomile
Geranium
Clary sage
Lavender
Rose
Orange
Sandalwood

CHAMOMILE ESSENTIAL OIL to BOTANICAL NAMES
AROMATHERAPY RECIPES

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