Aroma:It is very warm, sweet, comforting, slightly bitter and somewhat green. Roman Chamomile is more fruity and somewhat apple-like in aroma. This oil is very fragrant and shares a lot of the properties of the other Chamomile species.
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:Anthemis nobilis
Country of Origin:Italy
Cultivation Method:Conventionally Grown
Extraction Method:Steam Distilled
Color:Clear to pale yellow
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.
Some say that Roman Chamomile is better for relaxing applications and as a remedy for ailments of the body. For skin problems however, German Chamomile seems to be the best.
Suggested Use:Add 3 drops to a hot bath for a blissful retreat. This particular Chamomile is also excellent in a diffuser, or you could add a drop or two to a spoonful of honey for a Chamomile-infused cup of tea.
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, in particular in Europe. German/Blue Chamomile and Roman Chamomile have very similar properties, however the German/Blue oil is better for anti-inflammatory applications, 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.