Chamomile oil is available from two species: Roman Chamomile and German Chamomile. Though different in scent, these two oils share similar properties in aromatherapy such as:
Supporting a sense of tranquility**
Balancing and soothing the emotions**
Offering a sense of serenity**
What is Chamomile?
The delightful daisy-like blooms of chamomile can be found growing in many parts of the world, where they have been adored for centuries. Their bright yellow centers and white petals come together to form little suns growing from the ground, which is perhaps why ancient Egyptians associated these flowers with their sun god! The name “chamomile” comes from the ancient Greeks, who knew these flowers as “Earth apples”—“khamai” for “on ground” and “melon” for “apple”.
In aromatherapy, chamomile oil is typically available from two species of the same family: Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) and German Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla), also known as Chamomile Blue thanks to the distinctly blue color of the oil.
Chamomile Blue Essential Oil
Chamomile blue oil, or German Chamomile oil, can be found growing throughout Europe, North Africa, and Asia. It grows taller than its Roman cousin, reaching a height of 24”, and has smaller flowers and long, narrow leaves.
Steam distilled from the flowers, chamomile blue oil typically has a stronger aroma than Roman chamomile. Its scent is bittersweet and grassy, with a potent warmth that many find positively wonderful. In aromatherapy, this oil is popular for its soothing and balancing properties, helping to instill a sense of serenity.
Blending essential oils opens up a world of wellness possibilities! Other oils that complement chamomile blue oil’s bittersweet fragrance include: bergamot, calendula, clary sage, geranium, grapefruit, helichrysum, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lime, marjoram, may chang, neroli, patchouli, rose, rosehip, sweet orange, tea tree, and ylang ylang oils.
PipingRock's pure Chamomile Blue Oil is available in 1/2 oz. bottles.
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
Roman chamomile is considered one of the oldest herbs used by mankind. It can be found flourishing throughout Europe, its flowers growing low to the ground and surrounded by parsley-like leaves. Roman chamomile loves sunny spots, reflecting its fantastic sunny appearance!
While chamomile blue oil is strong, Roman chamomile oil is more subtle. Its aroma is herbaceous with a perfectly sweet hint of apple. This is perhaps why the ancient Greeks knew the flower as Earth apple! In aromatherapy, Roman chamomile can be sublimely soothing, helping to ease negativity of the past in mindful meditation.
Other oils that complement Roman chamomile oil’s herbal fragrance include: basil, bergamot, cedarwood, eucalyptus, juniper, rose, geranium, lavender, lime, grapefruit, and rosemary oils.
PipingRock's pure Roman Chamomile Oil is available in 1/2 oz. bottles. We’re also happy to offer our Roman Chamomile blended with Sweet Almond Oil in 1/2 oz. and 2 oz. bottles for those who would like to enjoy this wonderful scent on a budget.
Chamomile Oil Directions for Use
Add 3-5 drops of Chamomile Oil to a diffuser or vaporizer, to a bowl of steaming water or a hot bath to fill a room with its distinct scent. To use topically, add ~5 drops of Chamomile Oil to ~10 mL of any PipingRock carrier oil.
Chamomile Oil is for external use only and should be diluted in a carrier oil such as sweet almond, jojoba, grapeseed or avocado oil before being used topically. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin. Always consult your trusted physician before adding any essential oil to your regimen, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medications. Discontinue use and alert your doctor should an adverse reaction occur. Keep out of reach of children and away from eyes and mouth. Essential oils are flammable.