|Latin name||Chamaemelum nobile|
|Synonyms||Anthemis nobilis, true chamomile, English chamomile|
|Extraction||Distillation of the flower heads|
|Plant characteristics||A small daisy-like plant that grows abundantly in Europe and is harvested mainly in France and the Czech Republic.|
|Oil characteristics||A pale yellow liquid with a bluish tinge. A warm, sweet, apple aroma.|
|Traditional use||Used by ancient civilisations to help nausea and vomiting in pregnancy and mental stress. Chamomile oil is a folk remedy for a liver, spleen and stomach tonic. It is often used in preparations for cracked nipples and shampoos for blonde hair.|
|Blends well with||Lavender, Sandalwood, Geranium and Clary Sage essential oils|
|Cautions and comments||There are no known contra-indications for the oil, but chamomile tea has been known to cause allergic reactions and should be taken with care.|
|Main chemical constituents||Esters < 80%, Ketones < 13%|
How to use?
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