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I can’t believe it’s been ten weeks since this series began. If you’ve stuck with me these past few weeks, thank you so much. I’m hopeful that you’ve gained some knowledge as well as new recipes to add your collection. Today, we are going to get into the wonderful benefits of Chamomile essential oil.
Essential oils are one of the best natural ways to heal the mind and body. The uses are far-reaching and almost anyone can use them. With that being said, let’s get into into the numerous Chamomile essential oil benefits.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor or certified aromatherapist. Please use your essential oils with caution. Read full disclaimer here.
Chamomile is a beautiful flower and when made into an essential oil it becomes amazingly beneficial to the skin. Known all over the world as a relaxing tea, Chamomile has so much more to offer than just being a delicious herbal drink.
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A Little History
Chamomile essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the flower heads. There are many species of chamomile such as German (native to Europe and north and west Asia, Maroc (native to west Africa and southern Spain) and Roman (native to southern and western Europe) with Roman being the most common.
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With its appearance similar to a daisy flower, Chamomile is considered an ancient and sacred herb. Used medicinally for centuries for female ailments and the Egyptians used the plant for fevers and pain.
Interesting fact: After the essential oil is made, something called azulene is formed and this is used as an excellent way to reduce inflammation.
Chamomile is used for digestive issues, promoting restful sleep, uplifting the mood, healing the skin, soothing pain.
Chamomile in the sunlight. Stunning.
Topical and Olfactory Uses
Chamomile is considered an analgesic, antinemic, antibacterial, anticonvulsive, antidepressent, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, calmative, antispasmodic, hepatic, sedative, healing, hypotensor, laxative, and skin regenerator. This list is not exhaustive.
You can use this oil in skin care products. It’s found to be especially effective for aging skin. It’s been made into perfumes, cosmetics, detergents. With its apple-like scent it makes a wonderful additive for soap-making.
In addition, Chamomile essential oil has been found to help with headaches, back ache pain, insect bites and insomnia.
Headache/Back Ache Blend
1/2 tsp Coconut or Almond Oil
5 drops Chamomile Essential Oil
3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
2 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
1 drop Sweet Orange Essential Oil
-Add all ingredients to a roller ball, fill with witch hazel and use as necessary. I suggest application to the bottom of the feet, side of temples for a headache or area of the back ache.
Chamomile can be paired beautifully with Lavender, Sweet Orange, Frankincense, Bergamot, Sage, Lemon, Grapefruit, Pine, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Neroli, Cypress and Vetiver.
I hope you’ve found out something new about Chamomile today and are encouraged to add it to your daily routine. How do you use Chamomile essential oil?
Have a blessed day!