Chamomile Essential Oil
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The use of Chamomile essential oil has been described in texts from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Comprised of calming properties, Chamomile Essential Oil is a wonderful ingredient to help soothe your spirit as well as your complexion.
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Chamomile Essential Oil (Chamomile Oil) – 100% Pure, Natural, Organic Essential Oil
Anthemis Nobilis, Roman Chamomile
Botanical Name: Anthemis Nobilis, Roman Chamomile
- Aroma: Floral, Sweet, Warm, Herbaceous
- Extraction Method: Steam distilled from Chamomile flowers
- Source: France
- Note: Middle
Relaxation, Stress Relief, Anxiety, Allergies. Insomnia & Restlessness, Eczema, Rashes, Pain Relief, Anti-inflammatory, Ulcers and Sores, Wound Healing
Chamomile belongs to a plant family called Asterales, also known as the Daisy family.
Asterales, daisy order of flowering plants, containing 11 families and some 26,870 species. Several species are adapted to harsh locations, such as sand dunes; cliff crevices; talus slopes; seleniferous, gypsiferous, or alkaline soils; and fields or disturbed sites around human habitations. A few species are aquatic. In most temperate regions, more than 10 percent of the species of flowering plants belong to Asteraceae.
Chemical families: Asterales
Chamomile oil benefits are fast gaining popularity. Chamomile relieves stress in no time and may even give you an energy boost. Chamomile is also very popularly used in aromatherapy. This oil is available in two variants, namely German and Roman. The Roman variant is popularized for its anti-inflammatory properties, while the German variant is known for its analgesic, sudorific, febrifuge, digestive, vermifuge, and antiseptic properties.
- Soothe: Comprising powerful anti-inflammatory and calming properties, Chamomile Essential Oil is a wonder ingredient to help soothe your complexion. Whether it’s irritation, breakouts or any other skin concerns, Chamomile Oil is a great natural remedy to calm your skin and reignite your radiance.
- Detox: Potent antioxidant elements combined with its ability to flush out toxins and trigger circulation make Chamomile Oil an essential in your skin detox. Ridding your skin and body from these harmful elements can reduce blemishes and hyperpigmentation, providing your complexion with the optimal environment in which to thrive.
One of the top benefits of Chamomile Essential Oil is definitely its mood-boosting yet soothing abilities. Add 8 to 10 drops in a diffuser or burner for the ultimate aromatherapy session.
A good night sleep:
Thanks to its stress-relieving qualities, Chamomile Essential Oil is excellent when it comes to promoting faster and deeper sleep. You can diffuse Chamomile Essential Oil in your room before sleeping or apply a few drops to your temples or behind your ears – or even use it as a pillow mist to have the best sleep of your life!
Hair growth goals:
Aside from relaxation and aromatherapy, Chamomile Essential Oil has been used by many generations to soften and moisturize hair. It does so by soothing the nerves in the scalp and facilitate the flow to the hair follicles, it also prevents infections and controls dandruff which gives you a healthier scalp. You can add a few drops to your shampoo, conditioner, or even make a hair oil using a carrier oil of your choice with a few drops of Chamomile Essential Oil.
Enriches Your Hair Color and Radiance:
Rinse the hair with a gentle dab of chamomile oil to brighten up the blonde hair instantly. Add a few drops to your henna mixture and apply it for accentuating those natural highlights. A few drops can be applied to towel-dried hair to give your hair a lovely shine.
Good for Acne & Eczema:
Due to its formidable invigorating, repairing, and anti-oxidant properties, Chamomile Essential Oil is a great additive to your daily skin routine. It is a mild essential oil and is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive, dry, and oily skin types. It helps restore the skin’s natural glow, protect the skin from free radical damage and oxidative stress, soothe irritated skin, and make the skin soft and supple.
Keep aging at bay:
We all know that anti-oxidants are essential to keeping our skin youthful. Conveniently, Chamomile Essential oil is packed with them! Incorporate those beautiful anti-oxidants in your skincare routine by adding a few drops of Chamomile Essential Oil to your daily moisturizer or face oil. It clears up blemishes and evens out your skin tone. It has skin repairing, regenerating, and strengthening properties, which in turn keeps your skin young and refreshed.
Chamomile is known for its antidepressant properties. The captivatingly honeyed aroma of this oil calms you down and helps you relax. It boosts your mood and leaves you invigorated. Known for its relaxing and tranquillizing properties, the Roman variant has been used for pre-natal massages to help mama-to-be relax. You can simply take a few whiffs from the bottle.
Babies Love It:
Children, especially infants give you a tough time when it comes to sleep time. A massage with this oil is known to induce sleep in infants. You can add 3 to 4 drops of this oil to the baby oil and massage your little one with this oil, and then a warm water bath. It soothes the senses and calms them down, thus triggering the sleep hormones.
Chamomile oil is known to help improve multiple stomach disorders, including intestinal issues, diarrhea, and constipation. Chamomile improves digestion and relieves any gas stuck in the abdominal area. It is a good solution for bloating. Its antimicrobial properties allow the oil to inhibit the growth of harmful microorganisms in the gut, keeping you safe from various gastrointestinal disorders.
Meditate & Ground Yourself:
For a great grounding or meditation session, we recommend the following oil blend for your diffuser.
- 3 drops of Chamomile Essential Oil
- 2 drops of Clary Sage Essential Oil
- 1 drop of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
These essential oils have a calming effect on the body and encourage an overall sense of feeling more relaxed when meditating.
A Breath of Fresh Air:
Wake up and smell the flowers! This oil blend will create a breath of Spring right in your living room or bed room. Simply add to your diffuser:
- 3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 3 drops of Chamomile Essential Oil
- 2 drops of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Healthy Hair Blend:
Use this recipe to enhance your hair’s condition and promote healthy growth to keep your locks thick and beautiful, with a sun-kissed finish (especially if your natural hair is more on the light/blonde side).
- 5 tablespoons of Argan Oil
- 5 drops of Chamomile Essential Oil
- 5 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
- 2 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
Exfoliate the old:
Exfoliating using this Chamomile essential oil sugar scrub is a lovely experience! Chamomile essential oil has many skin benefits when used topically. The oil’s antibacterial qualities are known to fight against acne-causing bacteria. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and anti-oxidants, making Chamomile essential oil an amazing choice for a body scrub.
Here’s how you can make it:
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons Jojoba Oil
- 2-3 drops Chamomile Essential Oil
- 1-2 drops Jasmine Essential Oil
Create an air of comfort and relaxation around the house with this beautiful comforting blend:
- 5 drops Chamomile Essential Oil
- 4 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
- 2 drops Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Add a few drops of Chamomile essential oil to some cotton wool balls and pop them into your clothes drawers or on a shelf in your wardrobe. This will add a lovely scent to your wardrobe and clothes.
Aroma: Chamomile is also well-suited for dark, moody blends, where its character becomes more lighthearted. It’s a chameleon of a note. Roman chamomile has a sweet, delicately spicy note, and while its effect peters out quickly, it makes for an interesting top-note in masculine fragrances. German chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) is the one usually sold for tea and tisane blends, and in perfumes, it gives an intriguing smoky floral, apple-like nuance.
It blends well Lavender, Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Rose, Grapefruit, Lemon, Sweet Orange, Frankincense, Marjoram, Sandalwood, Patchouli.
– Olfactory Family: Floral, Sweet, Warm, Herbaceous
– Note: Middle Note
– Strength: Medium
– Perfumes used in: Gucci Memoire D’une Odeur, Jean Paul Gaultier Fleur du Male, Comme des Garcons Scent Four Yoyogi, Jo Malone London Moonlit Chamomile, Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud Silk Mood Extrait de Parfum, Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Teazzurra, Ralph Lauren Romance, Demeter Fragrance Chamomile Tea, Floraiku This July Evening, Victoria’s Secret Pure Seduction, Clinique Aromatic Elixir, Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 Soleil de Jeddah, Bvlgari Petits et Mamans, Cerruti 1881, Melvita Floral Water Chamomile, Smell Bent the Bi-polar Express, Solstice Scents Quiet Night, Bath and Bodyworks Wildflower Tea, Roads Cloud 9, House of Matriarch Twin Flame, Honore des Pres Bonte’s Bloom, Louis Feraud Cote D’azur, House of Matriarch Trillium, Lush Black Pearl.
Chamomile is a gentle and unassuming herb that has been used in teas, skincare, haircare and as a general part of health and wellbeing throughout history. Both the Romans and Egyptians extolled its virtues and today natural beauty lovers continue to celebrate its plant power.
In ancient Rome, Roman Chamomile was used to help soldiers take courage during times of war. Since then, Roman Chamomile essential oil has become popular for its sweet, soothing nature. It’s said that the earliest recorded use of chamomile for medical purposes was in 1550 B.C.E. It featured in Eber’s Papyrus – an Egyptian medical papyrus of herbal knowledge.
The Greeks and Egyptians used crushed chamomile flowers to treat the skin conditions erythema and eczema caused by dry, harsh weather. It was also used to ease fever. The famous physician, Hippocrates even refers to it in his writings.
In the 10th century, chamomile was recorded as one of the nine sacred herbs of the Lacnunga, an ancient Anglo-Saxon herbal manuscript.
Chamomile tea, used as a tonic and an antiseptic and in many herbal remedies, is made from English, or Roman, chamomile or German chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla). Several species are cultivated as garden ornamentals, especially golden marguerite, or yellow chamomile (Cota tinctoria).
Many members of the genus Anthemis, containing more than 100 species of Eurasian herbs, are also known as chamomile. They characteristically have yellow or white ray flowers and yellow disk flowers in compact flower heads. Mayweed, or stinking chamomile (A. cotula), is a strong-smelling weed that has been used in medicines and insecticides.
Today we continue to use it in cookery, cosmetics, teas and skincare products. It’s especially well known for calming the nerves and soothing the skin.
Fun Facts About Chamomile Essential Oil:
- A Greek name: ‘Chamomile’ takes its name from the Greek, meaning ‘apple of the ground’. Dr Couic Marinier further explains, “this derives from the intoxicating scent similar to apple that emerges from the soil when you walk on the Chamomile plant”.
- Family resemblance: The Chamomile plant belongs to the daisy family. In fact, to look at, you could easily mistake it for its sister flower.
- Highly potent: Chamomile Essential Oil is so special thanks to its extraordinarily high ester count, sitting at around 80%, much higher than most other Essential Oils. This means that Chamomile Oil is highly soluble and can have far more powerful effects.
Chamomile has a history of use as a traditional, herbal treatment for conditions such as:
- stomach distress
- pain relief
- sleep disorders
- wound healing
A 2014 animal study evaluated the effects of German chamomile extract on diarrhoea. The study’s authors found that chamomile oil offered protection against diarrhoea and fluid accumulation in the intestines.
A 2018 articleTrusted Source investigated how Roman chamomile extract affected the healing of an infected wound in rats. Chamomile ointment had significantly higher wound healing and antibacterial activity compared to tetracycline ointment and placebo.
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
A 2017 study assessed the short-term treatment of generalized anxiety using chamomile extract. Researchers found that after eight weeks, 58.1 percent of participants reported a reduction of their anxiety symptoms.
Researchers observed a significant reduction in depression symptoms after eight weeks of treatment in the group that were given chamomile extract.
The below table is a general dilution guide for essential oils. Aim for a one to five percent dilution for topical use, and always start small with the number of essential oil drops and increase the dilution ratio as desired.
|10 ml||30 ml||60 ml||120 ml||240 mL|
|0.5%||1 Drop||3 Drop||6 Drop||12 Drop||24 Drop|
|1 %||2 Drop||6 Drop||24 Drop||24 Drop||48 Drop|
|2%||4 Drop||12 Drop||48 Drop||48 Drop||96 Drop|
|3%||6 Drop||18 Drop||72 Drops||72 Drop||144 Drop|
|5%||10 Drop||30 Drop||120 Drop||120 Drop||240 Drop|
|Facial Use||Aim for 0.2 – 1.5%|
|Body Massage||Aim for 1.5 – 3%|
|Bath & Body Use||Aim for 1 – 4%|
|Spot Treatment||Aim for 3 – 5%|
For external use only. Do not use undiluted on the skin. Avoid contact with eyes. Patch test before use. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use essential oils on children under 5 years old. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy or if under a doctor’s care. Store in a cool, dark place.
Shelf Life: 2 years
Babies & Children:
To keep your little one safe, for newborn to 24 months, we recommend that you always check with your pediatrician before introducing a new product to your baby’s routine. Our products have no specified age range; however, remember to store products well away from your infant and child.
Ultrasonic diffusers effectively enhance the air of any environment. We recommend that:
- Less is More: use less essential oils in ultrasonic diffusers
- Diffusion Time: diffuse essential oils for 30-60 minutes on, then 30-60 minutes off
- Air Flow: whenever you are using or diffusing essential oils, offer fresh air with an open window or door
You can use essential oils during pregnancy, but please consult your health care practitioner before use.
Using essential oils on pets:
The ability to tolerate essential oils is dependent on many factors, including plant species, product, dose, and route of application. Essential oil use cases show the most significant risk of toxicity is from direct skin application on your pet’s skin – these same cases also share that a large volume was applied directly and neat (pure without a carrier) to the pet’s skin. Knowing that there is a risk in using these oils to your pet’s fur or skin, we strongly recommend consultation with your veterinarian or animal care specialist prior to applying or exposure to any of our products.
If you’ve chosen to use essential oils around your pet, we first recommend taking note of your pet’s behaviour, contacting your vet with any concerns, and the below list of Rūt products that we feel are the most pet-friendly:
Single note essential oils:
- Clary Sage
Should you choose to use your ultrasonic diffuser in the presence of your pet, we recommend:
- Using only small amounts of essential oils. 1-5 drops are our recommendation
- Ensure the space is well ventilated with a window open slightly for fresh air
- Always keep a door open so that the animal can enter and exit the room easily
- Take note of how your pet responds at all times and if you notice your pet resisting an aroma, discontinue use and move them to a well-ventilated space
- Be particularly mindful of pets that are in cages or enclosed spaces (including birds and small rodents) as they cannot leave the room if they become uncomfortable
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