A light to clear, mobile liquid with a light blue to green colour obtained from steam distillation of the dried flower heads of the Roman Chamomile plant.
Anthemis nobilis Flower Oil
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (Cosing), the functions of Chamomile Roman Essential Oil are:
Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
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As it is both sedative and anti inflammatory, it is ideal to use with irritated skin such as nappy rash. It is one of the few oils that is safe to use on a baby in small amounts.
Its analgesic effect along with being an anti inflammatory, make it ideal for very painful acne or outbreaks of boils.
Excellent in gardeners hand creams for chapped skin and hands that are prone to chilblains.
Use in after sun gels for sunburned skin.
Analgesic for painful joints so blend with other oils in a foot cream for tired and aching feet.
Use in shampoos where the scalp is irritated such as with hairline psoriasis.
Use in baths as a wonderfully relaxing way to get ready for sleep. Just a couple of drops on the pillow will also work well.
Use as part of an insecticide blend but also to stop the itch of insect bites.
Combine with Peppermint, Aloe Vera and St John’s Wort oil for after sun care and sunburned skin.
Frequently used with Lavender as a synergist.
Do not use in excess during pregnancy.
Warning: Essential oils can be toxic to some animals. Consult a veterinary surgeon if concerned.
Traditional Aromatherapy Uses
Traditionally used by qualified aromatherapists for treating babies with colic and teething pains.
Very sedative to the digestive system so also helps with headaches and stress that are of digestive origin.
Often used to calm down an angry or impatient person or someone who is very dissatisfied with their lot.
Used since the Ancient Egyptians and Romans. Was often used as a tea and to flavour foods as well as for general medicine.