A different plant species from German Chamomile, this perennial originates from Europe and is one of the oldest herbs, stretching back to ancient Egypt. It’s cheerful daisy-like flowers grow low to the ground and are nestled among parsley-like leaves that flourish in sunny areas. Chamomile helps provide a cheerful calm in both mind and body, making it commonly used in teas, lotions, soaps, perfumes and more.
Chamomile (Roman) essential oil is favored for:
- Detox – Used to promote detoxification
- Antibacterial, Anti-fungal – Known for having very good antiseptic, antibiotic and anti-fungal properties.
- Digestion – May help promote the secretion of digestive juices into the stomach and facilitate digestion.
- Circulation – Used to stimulate circulation and detoxify the blood from toxins like uric acid, thereby helping with ailments like rheumatism and arthritis, which are caused due to improper circulation and accumulation of uric acid.
- Skin – Very popular in the world of cosmetics, used to diminish the scars, marks and spots on the skin and on the face, making for a nice cicatrisant.
- Analgesic & Antineuralgic: Often used for its analgesic properties to help reduce pain in muscles and joints, headaches, sinuses, toothaches, and bone injuries. Considered to be very effective in relieving the severe pain of neuralgia by constricting the blood vessels that surround the ninth cranial nerve and relieving the pressure.
- Digestion – Used to help expel gas from the intestines and stomach while also curbing additional gas formation.
- Acne – Chamomile essential oil is an anti-allergenic, and may be used to help with acne by removing toxins and cleaning sebaceous and eccrine glands through sweating.
How to Use
- Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
- Massage – combine 2 – 3 drops of essential oil per 1 tablespoon of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
- Inhalation – Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a diffuser to fill a room with its uplifting scent.
- Add several drops to cotton balls and place in hidden spots in the bathroom for a nice, clean fresh scent.