Of the different types of chamomiles, Roman chamomile is undoubtedly the most pleasant smelling with a fresh, sweet aroma very reminiscent of apples. This herb has long been known for its therapeutic properties and is still a very popular option for teas.
Name of Oil:Roman Chamomile
Latin Binomial:Anthemis nobilis
Countries of Origin:England, Belgium, France, Hungary
Scent Profile:sweet, fruity, herbaceous
Parts used in distillation:Flowers
Oil Characteristics:pale gray to pale blue, thin, medium - stron
Cultivation – Conventional Farming
Today Roman Chamomile is grown and harvested in many countries, and must be harvested precisely at its peak for the highest and best yield of essential oil. It has been used in beer, in place of hops, and in perfumes and cosmetics for its apple fragrance and its soothing effect on skin. Roman chamomile is known as the “Plant’s Physician”, because it supposedly cures any sick plant that is placed next to it!
Here are just a few ways that you can use Roman Chamomile essential oil as a medicinal and calming oil for yourself and your family:
Emotional Struggles: When life hands you lemons, make…Roman Chamomile aromatherapy! If you’re struggling with self-worth or self-esteem issues, feeling discouraged or disappointed, even hopeless, there’s hope! Roman Chamomile will help you focus, see where there is meaning in your life, bring you to a serene state where you can listen to your inner guidance, and trust that all is well. Put this essential oil in a warm bath, or a steam mist vaporizer, and let it wash the worries away!
Nervousness: Stress and anxiety can create quite a few emotional and physical symptoms, including nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn, Restless Leg Syndrome and insomnia. Roman chamomile calms that irritated, inflamed feeling, even for children who are irritated, hyperactive or have nervous energy to burn.
Skin Conditions: Roman Chamomile neutralizes the effects of allergies, cleanses the blood system, and is an effective treatment for skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, acne, boils, bruises, wounds, and cuts. Its anti-inflammatory properties are useful for bee and hornet stings, and for sensitive skin that chafes or reddens easily. Just add a drop or two to your moisturizer, night cream and/or body lotion to keep your skin looking radiant and youthful every day!
Tip: Add a few drops of Roman Chamomile essential oil to your baby’s bathwater or put a drop on the pillow to soothe during teething or restless times for restful sleep!
BLENDS WITH: Roman Chamomile enhances the effects of other essential oils, especially when blended with: Lavender, Rose, Grapefruit, Tea Tree and Neroli.