Chamomile, widely known for its soothing characteristics (particularly in tea), is extracted as an essential Oil from the leaves of the flowering plant of the same name. There are two types of Chamomile plants, the Roman Chamomile and German Chamomile. The aromatherapy Oil can be extracted from both varieties, but healing properties are slightly different.
Chamomile Oil is extracted from the flowering leaves via steam distillation. Both varieties of Chamomile can be blended with massage Oils, used in steam or vapor therapy or mixed with lotions and creams. The Roman variety of Chamomile can also be used in mouthwash as an analgesic.
Many of the following properties are consistent in both Roman and German Chamomile, unless noted otherwise. Chamomile is a powerful calming agent, as well as antibiotic, antiseptic, antidepressant and overall mood lifter. The German variety is often better suited to battle inflammation, specifically urinary tract and digestive inflammation. Both also have analgesic properties and can help to eliminate acne.
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I love Chamomile! This was my favorite tea growing up so of course I had to check out chamomile essential oil. The package came as expected and the bottle is pretty large with a glass dropper. This oil has a very calming and floral scent. It is not overpowering and it really does relax me. I am hoping to make a natural lotion with shea butter and this to calm my skin!