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 Distillation
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: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician. Possible drug interactions
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 4-5 Years
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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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