Chamomile (German) Essential Oil

Matricaria Recutita or Chamomilla rectutita

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Studied Properties

The specifications and chemical composition of Chamomile can vary according to variety, climate and environment.

APPEARANCE: Deep, inky-blue viscous oil
ODOR: Strong, warm, sweet floral
SPECIFIC GRAVITY @20°C: 0.910 to 0.970
REFRACTIVE INDEX @20°C: 1.430 to 1.520

The main constituents of Chamomile German Oil are: Bisabolol

Common Uses

Used in perfumes, soaps, cosmetics, hair and bath products. The use of chamomile has been described in medical texts from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Over the centuries, it’s been used for:

digestive upset, such as indigestion, nausea, or gas, wound healing, including ulcers and sores, anxiety relief and depression, easing skin conditions like eczema or rashes, anti-inflammation and pain relief for conditions like back pain, neuralgia, or arthritis, promoting sleep,
Inhaling chamomile oil may help with a variety of conditions, including anxiety and promoting sleep. You can use the oil in a diffuser or in a glass spray bottle.

A diffuser allows the scent of evaporated essential oils to spread through a room. When diffusing chamomile oil be sure to follow the specific directions that come with your diffuser.

To use chamomile oil in a spray, dilute 10 to 15 drops of chamomile oil in each ounce of water. Add to a glass spray bottle and shake well before using. Do not use a plastic spray bottle as the oil will break down the plastic over time.

Blends well with: bergamot, clary sage, lavender, geranium, jasmine, tea tree, grapefruit, rose, lemon and ylang- ylang.

Warning: Some people may be allergic to chamomile oil. This may be more likely if you’re allergic to plants related to chamomile such as daisies, ragweed, or marigolds. In rare cases a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis can occur, which is a medical emergency.
Chamomile may interact with the drugs cyclosporine and warfarin. If you’re taking prescription medications, speak to your doctor before using chamomile oil

There are different varieties of chamomile you may come across; Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile or Anthemis nobilis) and German chamomile (Matricaria recutita or Chamomilla recutita). The two plants are slightly different in appearance. In addition, the chemical composition of their active ingredients differs slightly. Research has been done on both strains and the active ingredient most researched is  which is higher in German chamomile.

German Chamomile (Matricaria recutica) is native to central and northern Europe. The herb usually grows near populated areas; it is annual, strongly aromatic, and has tall, hairless, erect, branching stems, with delicate feathery leaves and simple daisy-like white flowers on single stems. The flowers are smaller than those of Roman Chamomile.

Matricaria Recutita Flower Oil is the essential oil distilled from the flowers of the plant which are dried prior to distillation. Although commonly known as 'German Chamomile Oil' it is in fact not grown in Germany, but in years past, large volumes grown in Hungary were sent to Germany for distillation.

More about Chamomile (German) Essential Oil

Studied Properties

  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Calming
  • Grounding
  • Non-irritant
  • Soothing

Common Uses

  • Aromatherapy
  • Bath
  • Dry Skin
  • Fragrance
  • Hair & Scalp Care
  • Massage
  • Muscles & Joints
  • Skin Care

Feature Constituents

  • chamazulene
  • bisabolol
  • farnesol
  • farnasen
  • azulene

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