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Chamomile, German

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General Properties of German Chamomile Essential Oil

  • analgesic
  • antidepressant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antispasmodic
  • hepatic
  • sedative

Origin: Nepal. Steam distilled from the flowers. Middle note.

Description of German Chamomile Essential Oil

German Chamomile is an herb that is steam distilled to produce an essential oil with a beautiful blue. Countries that are producing German Chamomile essential oil are England, Germany, South America, Egypt and France and now Nepal.

German Chamomile essential oil has wonderful anti-inflammatory and soothing properties making this oil an excellent one for all manner of skincare. It is helpful in treating acne, dermatitis, and eczema as well as inflamed and sensitive skin. It is mainly composed of chamazulene (produced during the steam distillation process, not present in the fresh plant) and farnesene.

For internal inflammation, German Chamomile essential oil is useful for arthritis and inflamed joints as well as inflamed conditions of the digestive tract (colitis, gastritis and diarrhea) due to the fact that tension and anxiety are often the cause of these conditions and Chamomile essential oil is very calming on an emotional level. It has also been used in the treatment of depression.

Chamomile essential oil, being one of the gentlest essential oils, is well known for being a suitable oil for treating children with. Earaches can be relieved by massaging around the ear with a carrier oil, such as sweet almond oil, infused with Chamomile essential oil. Of course, two drops of Chamomile essential oil in the bath can take the "edge" off a cranky, irritable child before bedtime, making life happier for all parties concerned.

Chamomile essential oil blends well with Bergamot, Clary essential oil, Sage essential oil, Jasmine essential oil, Neroli essential oil, and Rose essential oil. Essentia oils for children should be at a dilution rate of 1% or less.

Specific Cautions for German Chamomile Essential Oil

May cause allergies in some individuals who are allergic to ragweed. Avoid in the first trimester of pregnancy.

References about German Chamomile Essential Oil

Information about this essential oil came from the following sources:

  1. Worwood, Valerie Ann. The Fragrant Pharmacy. (Toronto: Bantam Books, 1990)
  2. Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z. (United Kingdom: Saffron Walden, 1988)
  3. Tisserand, Robert and Tony Balacs. Essential Oil Safety. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 1995)

Note and Disclaimer

The information and opinions provided here are for general educational purposes only and do not replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult a suitably qualified medical practitioner to ensure that you will not have any medical problems from any of our products.

Product Specifications for German Chamomile Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Matricaria chamomilla
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Appearance: Clear Blue Liquid
Solubility in Oil: Soluble
Solubility in Water: Insoluble
Solubility in Alcohol: Soluble
Safety Information: Please read the safety information associated with this product carefully.
More Information: A MSDS sheet is available for this product.