Chamomile (Chamaemelum Nobile) - Pure Essential Oil
There are several types of chamomile essential oil used in aromatherapy, and this makes it vital that you choose the correct type of oil for the therapeutic properties that you require. Roman chamomile essential oil is the most popular of the three types of chamomile oils used in aromatherapy, possibly due to its vast range of healing properties and amazing versatility. Most people seem to prefer the fragrance of Roman chamomile oil to that of either the German or Maroc, and it certainly blends well with a very wide range of essential oils.
The Latin name for Roman chamomile is most commonly given in aromatherapy and botanical books as Anthemis nobilis (Linnaeus), but there has been a growing trend of late to refer to this plant as Chamaemelum nobile. Both names are correct and do refer to the same plant and not a different sub-species.
Roman chamomile essential oil is one of the most versatile of all oils used in aromatherapy coming only second, in my humble opinion, to lavender. It is a powerfully soothing and calming oil which imparts this quality to both physical and emotional conditions alike. Although more expensive than lavender, a little goes a long way with this oil and its calming and sedating properties will out-perform lavender any day of the week.
Although Roman chamomile oil does not contain the large amounts of chamazulene found in German chamomile, it still has a noticeable anti-inflammatory effect that soothes sprains and swellings when used with a cold compress. Aching muscles and joints benefit tremendously when using it in massage blends, baths and compresses. It has an antispasmodic effect that is highly effective for soothing abdominal or period cramps as well as easing nausea.
During the hay fever season Roman chamomile essential oil offers some welcome relief to sufferers when inhaled from a tissue due to its anti-allergen effect. It offers similar relief to allergic rhinitis and dust allergy sufferers, bringing soothing comfort to irritated and inflamed nasal passages. In a similar way it calms and soothes the airways for asthma sufferers too.
And finally, vaporizing Roman chamomile essential oil is the perfect way to quieten noisy children, angry partners, and your frazzled nerves - without inducing a catatonic state. That sounds to me like aromatherapy at its absolute best!
Uses of the Ananda Lifestyle - Chamomile Pure Essential Oil
- It is a fantastic oil blend to use in your diffuser at home, studio or office.
- If you have no diffuser just put a few drops on a tissue and breathe in the aroma.
- Put a few drops in your warm bath.
- Use it as a fabric softener or a multi purpose eco cleaning agent.
Available in 10ml, 100ml amber bottle
**External use only. Dilute when applied to skin. Keep away from children, eyes and broken skin. Use as directed. Seek advice if pregnant. Some oils lose potency after 12 months, so best to use within 12 months after opening.
** Ananda Lifestyle feels strongly about social responsibility. We want to make sure we have the least negative impact on our environment. That is why at Ananda Lifestyle we don’t do unnecessary packaging, these Oil Blend have no fancy packaging around them and that is simply to protect what is one of the most precious thing in our life, Mother Earth. The oil blends come in a glass bottle with plastic screw top, mostly natural ingredients. What goes inside is 100% natural - all the lovely essential oils, nothing else. Your bottle can be refilled with your favourite scent. Simply return your empty bottle to be reused and refilled and for this, you get an Ananda Lifestyle credit. Collect 10 credits to receive a free blend.