Chamomile (Roman and German)
Matricaria chamomilla or Matricaria recutita (German)
Chamaemelum nobile or Anthemis nobilis (Roman)
China, Egypt, Hungary, France, South Africa, India, Nepal, United Kingdom, USA,
Method of extraction:
German chamomile has a deep blue hue
Roman chamomile has a grey to pale blue color
Flowers or buds
Earthy, herbaceous and slightly sweet
Blends well with:
Bergamot, clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, marjoram, neroli, oakmoss, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, tea tree, ylang ylang
Chamomile has a calming aroma that helps with anxiety. As a topical treatment, it has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties. It is also useful in topical treatments to relieve muscle spasms and aches and joint pain.
It has been effective to relieve mild headaches and promote sleep.
Helps to soothe inflammatory skin conditions, insect bites
Chamomile is generally safe but some medication may interact with German chamomile. If you are on any prescription check with your doctor before you use this oil.
Approximate shelf life:
8 years (refrigerated)
German chamomile is also referred to as blue chamomile.
German chamomile has stronger anti-inflammatory properties than Roman chamomile
The blue hue of German chamomile may stain clothes.
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