Chamomile (German / Blue) Essential Oil
- Product Code: EO-C11
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £6.30
German Chamomile is an annual herb with daisy-like flowers (the essential oil is steam-distilled from the flower heads). It costs more to grow and harvest which is why it is more expensive than Roman Chamomile. Both oils however have very similar properties.
- Species: Matricaria recutica / Matricaria recutita
- Plant family: Asteraceae
- Origin: Egypt
- Note: Middle
- Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Avoid in early pregnancy
Blue Chamomile essential oil has strong anti-inflammatory properties that are particularly useful for allergies, rashes and irritated skin conditions including eczema.
Chamomile oil has a soothing, calming and balancing effect which can be beneficial for irritability, anger, anxiety, stress and tension.
Chamomile is an excellent choice for inflammation, aches and pains - particularly for 'angry, hot, red pain', as opposed to dull pain which is more suited to Roman Chamomile. It is useful in a warm compress on the tummy to help relieve the hot, burning symptoms of cystitis and can also be beneficial for tension headaches.
Blends well with:
Sandalwood, Rose, Geranium and Mandarin
Limonene 1%, Linalool 0.4%
Facial oil for dry, sun damaged skin
50ml Apricot Kernel Oil, 8ml Jojoba, 2ml Red Carrot Oil, 2 drops German Chamomile essential oil, 2 Neroli, 2 Rose and 10 Lavender. Mix well and apply at night.
Massage gel for inflamed joints (i.e. arthritis)
100ml Aloe Vera & Seaweed Gel, 20 drops Lavender essential oil, 10 Marjoram, 4 German Chamomile and 2 Peppermint. Massage in regularly.
Puffy sore eye lids (following crying or chronic exhaustion)
Make a cup of Chamomile tea. Take the tea bags out and lightly squeeze out the excess liquid. Place them on closed eyelids for 10 minutes. Preferably drink the tea too!
Warm compress for abscesses/boils
Place hot water in a bowl and add 2 drops Tea Tree essential oil and 2 drops German Chamomile. Place a square of muslin in the water, then remove and squeeze out, before placing on the affected area. Repeat 3-4 times, blot dry and then apply 1 drop of neat Tea Tree oil.