German Chamomile essential oil has a distinctive ‘herbal’ sweet aroma and is dark blue in color. It is a very popular ingredient in natural skincare and cosmetic preparations, especially in Europe.
Think of a warm cup of Chamomile tea after a long, chilly day. Even if it isn’t your favorite beverage, Chamomile is synonymous with tranquility. It exudes relaxation and ease. For centuries, the plant has been used to promote peaceful rest.
During times of stress, we can often lose sleep and end up counting sheep to no avail. German Chamomile essential oil can inspire balance in the body and help you find rest.
Chamomile plants are native to Europe and Asia. They may grow to about 3 feet tall and produce daisy-like flowers. Through a steam distillation process, the essential oil is extracted from the flowers. German Chamomile has a plethora of uses and can be added to countless essential oil blends to encourage wellness and balance.
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Botanical Name: Matricaria chamomilla
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Flowers
Note: Middle - Base
Synonym: Blue Chamomile, Hungarian Chamomile, Sweet False Chamomile
Blends Well With: Geranium, and other florals
Aroma: Herbal, pungent and earthy
Color: Dark Blue
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 4-5 Years
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
- The chemical component Chamazulene found in Chamomile German (Matricaria chamomilla) when exposed to oxygen during the steam distillation process turns the essential oil a lovely deep blue color. This signifies that it has an affinity in natural skincare products for healing and calming those who suffer from skin issues. For those with sensitive skin, be sure to conduct a skin patch test on the inner arm with this and any other new oil you encounter to rule out any allergic reactions.
- German Chamomile is known for its ability to award relaxation and tranquility during and after sensations of anxiety and stress. Used for centuries, thuis plant has been used to promote peaceful rest and is often found in blends for sleep. It has a natural affinity for skin and body care blends especially for skin that is dry, irritated and inflamed skin such as well eczema and psoriasis. It is also often added to blends to help heal wounds. It goes well in many wellness blends to balance the skin and is extra special for those with sensitive skin.
- Edens Garden German Chamomile, Matricaria chamomilla, is steam distilled from the plant cultivated in Bulgaria. It has a familiar herbal tea aromatic and itspersistent and distinctive aroma is somewhat sweet, mellow and herbal with slight apple nuances. It has a warm personality and ushers in a sense of calm, tranquility and relaxation which make it desirable in sleep blends.
- Peppermint essent ail oil is well known for its analgesic properties and cooling abilities. German Chamomile has an ability to calm muscle spasm. The combination of Peppermint essential oil and German chamomile therefore would be an ideal combination to add to a massage oil blend for achy and tired muscles.
- Due to its naturally occurring dark blue color and when applying this dark blue oil to the skin, it is advised to make sure the product has been absorbed completely before covering the area with clothing. Blue oils will stain clothing. We also do not recommend using this or any other oil neat on the skin as essential oils are very concentrated and are rarely needed in this form. If you do happen to get some of these oils on clothing, we recommend immediately dabbing the spot with a combination of 1 T. castille soap diluted with water and a few drops of Lemon essential oil until the stain has disappeared.
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.
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NIGHT TIME BLEND: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Chamomile (German), 2 drops of Vetiver and 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas). Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your diffuser and diffuse for 15-30 minutes before bedtime to wind down.
LINEN SPRAY: Add to a 4 ounce spray bottle the following: 5 drops of Chamomile (German), 5 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas), 5 drops of Vetiver and 5 drops of Sandalwood with 2 ounces of Lavender hydrosol and 2 ounces of Ylang Ylang hydrosol. Shake well; mist over bedding before sleep. Note: 1 week Shelf life
RELAX: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Chamomile (German), 5 drops of Bergamot and 5 drops of Ylang Ylang. Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
MASSAGE BLEND: In a 2 ounce squeeze bottle add: 8 drops of Chamomile (German), 4 drops of Cypress, 2 drops of Grapefruit and 6 drops of Helichrysum, then fill with Jojoba oil. Apply to any areas needing attention and massage. (1.7% dilution)
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