Aroma:Very similar to the warm, herbal quality of Chamomile tea, yet more energetic than the German Chamomile. This oil is derived from the same species as Chamomile German, yet it is grown in Spain and steam distilled. It is very warm, sweet, comforting, slightly bitter and somewhat green.
The potency and incredible fragrancing power of Chamomile Essential Oil make it a great investment, even though it is one of the pricier oils. If you find it hard to dose the pure oil correctly (it is incredibly strong and intense!), or shy away from the cost, start with Essential Oils blended with Jojoba Oil, classified as"i/J"("in Jojoba").
Latin Name:Matricaria recutita
Country of Origin:Spain
Cultivation Method:Conventionally Grown
Extraction Method:Steam Distilled
Color:Blue to greenish/brown, depending on the age
Aromatherapy Properties:Relaxing, soothing, calming the nerves without being a sedative (great for kids!), very gentle oil for many skin conditions, digestive problems and stress. Great skincare properties, soothing irritation and balancing the skin's functions. Its mildness, as well as its proven effectiveness makes it a universal remedy, even in baby care.
Suggested Use:Add 3 drops to a hot bath for a blissful retreat, mixing the oils with Aromaland's Coconut Emulsifier or some Half & Half prior to blending it with the water (in order to prevent the oils from floating on the surface).
Add 9 drops to 1oz. of unscented body care product. Alternatively, add up to 9 drops of Aromaland's Therasmooth, Muscle Warm, Take Five or Sensitive Skin Blends (which contain Chamomile) to 1oz. of unscented body care product. You can also add 2 drops to 1oz. of Olive Oil or unscented lotion for a homemade and highly effective diaper rash remedy.
If you are purchasing this Essential Oil blended with Jojoba, increase the number of drops you add to your body care or bath according to your liking.
History:This herb has been used for medicinal purposes and skin therapy for a long time, particularly in Europe. German/Blue Chamomile and Roman Chamomile have very similar properties, however the German/Blue oil is better because it has a higher content of Azulene.
Specific Safety Information:No known toxicity. GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food flavor. High doses may trigger skin reactions in sensitive individuals.