Botanical Name: Matricaria chamomilla
Method: CO2 Extracted
Plant Part: Flowers
Synonym: Blue Chamomile, Hungarian Chamomile, Sweet False Chamomile
Blends Well With: Chamomile Roman, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Patchouli and Neroli
Aroma: Herbal, floral and apple-like
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: 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.
- There are several ways to effectively use German Chamomile CO2 essential oil and obtain its benefits, including 1.) Add 10 drops to your essential oil diffuser per 100 ml of water. 2.) Dilute 12 drops per 1 ounce of carrier oil and use as a skin calming and wound healing massage oil. As an anti-inflammatory it can aid dry skin, reddened skin and insect bites. 3.) Add 6 drops to 1 ounce of castille soap and 1 cup of Epsom salt. Add the mixture to your bath and soak up the goodness. 4.) Add 10 drops to an Essential Oil Inhaler and take it with you for on-the-go therapeutic use.
- 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 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.
- Essential oils are powerful, concentrated substances so a little goes a long way. Two of the most effective ways to use them is by way of inhalation and topical use. Ingesting German Chamomile CO2 essential oil is rarely necessary or recommended, no matter the brand. Essential oil ingestion can lead to adverse reactions such as medication contraindications, mucous membrane irritation, sensitization and nausea if done incorrectly. Therefore, if you wish to eat essential oils, we strongly recommend consulting with a knowledgeable professional with experience in internal use.
- German Chamomile has a lovely relationship with other floral oils such as Cistus, Clary Sage, Helichrysum, Geranium and Neroli. Citrus oils also benefit blends from a union of German Chamomile with Lemon, Grapefruit, and Sweet Orange. To make a curative blend for inflamed skin, try adding some German Chamomile to Lavender or Palmarosa and Frankincense or Myrhh. It also blends well with base notes such as Vetiver, Ylang Ylang and other medicinal oils such as Eucalyptus globulus and Tea Tree essential oils.
- German Chamomile CO2 and essential oil are dissimilar in that the CO2 extraction of German Chamomile produces skin-nourishing fatty acids such as linoleic acid, palmitic acid, and oleic acid. This gives the CO2 an edge in skincare over Chamomile essential oil. The CO2 is also more complex, floral, herbaceous, and truer to Chamomile flowers than the essential oil. On the other hand, German Chamomile essential oil is dominated by anti-inflammatory alpha-bisabolol. Along with being highly anti-inflammatory, German Chamomile essential oil and CO2 are also great respiratory aids, wonderful additions to skincare and can help to lower swelling and fluid retention.
Similar yet unique from essential oils, CO2 extraction results in an oil containing heavier plant molecules, which produces richer therapeutic properties, a longer shelf life and aromas closer to the plants they’re derived from.
Apply Topically: Our CO2s 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 CO2 or essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite CO2s 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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