Aroma: Warm, sweet, comforting, slightly bitter, and somewhat green
The potency and incredible fragrancing power of blue chamomile essential oil makes it a great investment. A small amount goes a long way! As a result, Aromaland offers blue chamomile 10% dilulted in jojoba oil. Or you can choose blue chamomile 100%.
Latin Name: Matricaria recutita
Cultivation Method: Conventionally grown
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Extracted From: Flowers
Color: Blue to greenish/brown, depending on the age
Perfumery Note: Middle
Consistency: Viscous liquid
Aromatherapy Properties: Blue chamomile is used traditionally for its calming effect and to help improve sleeping. Topically, it can be helpful to a variety of skin conditions and is a valued ingredient in many skincare products. It is considered a gentle essential oil for topical use.
Suggested Use: Try adding 10 drops of 100% blue chamomile oil to an ounce of carrier oil, and then adding to a bath. For the 10% blue chamomile in jojoba oil, add 10 drops to 1/2 a tsp of carrier oil. Dilute more heavily with kids and people with sensitive skin.
History: German and Roman chamomile have been used for medicinal purposes and skin therapy for a long time, particularly in Europe.
What is the difference between German and Roman chamomile?
- German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is much higher in constituents that give it a distinct blue color and notably relaxing aroma. Blue chamomile comes from the same species (M. recutita) but is grown in Spain and has a slightly different chemistry.
- Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) is higher in ester content, which is great for the skin. It has a softer and more fruity scent.
Specific Safety Information: Not for internal use. Essential oils maybe contraindicated with certain medical conditions. Avoid using chamomile essential oil if you are allergic to ragweed, or other plants in the Asteraceae family. Ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure a disease.