|Latin name||Ormenis multicaulis|
|Synonyms||O.mixta, anthemis mixta, Moroccan chamomile|
|Plant family||Asteraceae (Compositae)|
|Extraction||Steam distillation of the flower tops|
|Origin||Native to north west Africa, southern Spain and on the plains in Israel|
|Plant characteristics||90 to 150 cm high with very hairy leaves and tubular yellow flowers, surrounded by white ligulets.|
|Oil characteristics||Pale yellow to brownish yellow mobile liquid with a fresh-herbaceous top note and a sweet rich-balsamic undertone.|
|Traditional use||This oil is one of the new oils on the market and because of which it does not really have a history of usage. It is mostly used in perfumery blends and for aromatherapy. This oil is often mistaken for a ‘true’ chamomile.|
|Blends well with||Cypress, Lavender, Lavandin, Vetiver and Cedarwood essential oils|
|Cautions and comments||Generally non-toxic and non-irritant, more specific safety data is not available at present.|
|Main chemical constituents||Unknown|
How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in cool, dark place.