Chamomile German Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Matricaria chamomilla L. – syn. Matricaria recutica,
Chamomilla recutita, Matricaria recutita
History of Chamomile Blue
Though native to Europe, Chamomile Blue grows rather easily around the
world. With bright yellow centers and white petal “rays,” their
flowers somewhat resemble little suns. Perhaps this is why ancient
Egyptians associated Chamomile with their sun god! Later on, Chamomile
Blue was used as a secret ingredient in love potions because it helped
soothe occasional nervous tension. Even today, this well-known herb is
highly regarded as a shining star among the world’s greatest plant
Plant Part: Flower head
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Description: Also known as “German Chamomile,” Chamomile Blue grows
abundantly throughout Europe, North Africa, and Asia. It grows taller
than Roman Chamomile and produces more petite daisy-like flowers with
pointier petals. Chamomile Blue German Oil is considered to be a
stronger oil than the Roman variety for aromatherapy purposes. True to
its name, the oil has a rich blue color.
The Chamomile German is an annual plant, reaching up to 60cm in height.
From May to August it flowers, sporting top-heavy flower heads with a
fragrance similar to apples.
Color: Deep blue
Strength of Aroma: Medium. Bittersweet and grassy, yet potent and warm.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Blue Tansy, Calendula, Clary sage,
Helichrysum, Lavender, Geranium, Jasmine, Lime, Marjoram, May Chang,
Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Rosehip, Sweet Orange, Tea tree, Grapefruit,
Lemon and Ylang-Ylang.
Aromatic Scent: The chamomile German essential oil has a sweet, straw-
like fragrance. Cautions: Non-toxic and non-irritant, it should be
avoided during pregnancy.
Benefits: Soothes as it supports serenity. Helps balance emotions and
release pent-up negativity.
Bath & Shower: Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam
before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small
amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin or joints.
Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few
drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This oil can be used in your homemade products, such as in candles,
soaps, and body care products!