Chamomile Pure Essential Oil (5ml) - Anthemis nobilis
Chamomile Roman is remarkably calming, soothing and healing, this comforting oil promotes relaxation, sleep and peace for your mind and body
Please note that these bottles contain 5ml of Chamomile Roman, but the actual size of the bottle is 10ml (i.e. It may look half full!)
About Chamomille Roman Essential Oil
This widely used, highly versatile ancient herb with its intriguing aroma, possesses strong sedative, tonic and pain relieving properties. Effective in combating nervousness, depression, sensitivity, worries and stress, and promoting relaxation, sleep and a sense of calm and peacefulness while restoring your body to health, this oil is an essential addition to your collection.
Description of Aroma
A powerful, captivating scent; bright, crisp, sweet, fruity and herbaceous with a mildly bitter edge - a little like warm apples, or 'apples and straw'.
Sun or moon - depending on the source
Properties Beneficial To The Mind, Emotions And Spirit
Chamomile is considered an extremely soothing oil and is very calming to the mind. As a sedative, antidepressant and nerve tonic it helps in reducing anxiety, anger, stress, tension, fear and hysteria (especially when blended with lavender) thus promoting peace and relaxation. Very helpful with insomnia, it can allay your worries and give you patience. It is a remedy for when you feel morose, grumpy, disorientated, impatient, short-tempered, self-involved, overly sensitive or rarely satisfied. Burnt as incense it can help deepen meditation.
A member of the daisy family, although considered a herb, there are many species of chamomile. It is an extremely versatile oil from one of the oldest known plants. The word chamomile is derived from the Greek word meaning ground apple, and the Latin nobilis refers to noble flowers. The ancient Egyptian priests recognized the soothing action of the herb, particularly on nervous conditions, and it was considered a whole body healer by the Greeks. According to Nicholas Culpeper, author of Culpeper's Herbal, the Egyptians considered it sacred and dedicated the flowers to the sun, as they cured fevers. In 1966 a Polish study showed chamomile to lower the body temperature of rats by 3 - 3.5%. Other sources believe it to be a moon herb as it has a cooling effect.
It was a popular plant with the Moors and Vikings, and the Saxons valued it as a sacred herb known as maythen. Throughout history it has been a traditional medicine for pregnant women and children, primarily due to its low toxicity. Employed to condition and lighten blond hair, it has long been known as the 'plant's physician' because it cured diseases in other plants and shrubs nearby. Chamomile tea is drunk widely as an effective aid to digestion, as well as inducing sleep. It also believed to help jaundice and liver problems - possibly why it is added to some liqueurs!
During the second world war it was used as a disinfectant, probably due to its high ester content, (75-80%) which acts as a strong fungicide as well as being anti-inflammatory. Its efficacy with female disorders gave rise to its German name, which means 'mother herb' when translated. Nowadays it is used widely in the pharmaceutical industry, in homeopathic medicines, and extensively in perfumes and cosmetics - especially for skin and hair care. It is also current in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia for treating a variety of ailments. Along with lavender and peppermint, it is one of the main oil-producing herbs grown in England, and believed to be the principal oil-producing herb in the world.
Properties Beneficial To The Physical Body
Due to its analgesic, or pain-killing properties, chamomile is particularly useful for any type of aches, pains, swelling, inflammation or injuries - in bones, muscles and organs, and particularly when connected to nervous conditions. Used widely for digestive, urinary and menstrual problems, it stimulates production of white corpuscles - which fight bacteria - and therefore helps support and strengthen the immune system - useful if you are fighting repeated infections. Also worth mentioning is that chamomile promotes healthy skin and is an excellent, soothing remedy for many skin disorders, allergies and wounds, due to its high azulene content. (Azulene is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, and gives the oil its blue colour.)
Chamomille Roman Oil Blending Suggestions
Chamomile blends well with numerous oils. Try it with any of the following: Angelica, benzoin, bergamot, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lemon, marjoram, neroli, palmarosa, patchouli, rose and ylang ylang.
Alternative Suggestions For Use
Added to a diffuser or aroma-lamp in a child's bedroom, chamomile can help with restless sleep, nightmares and allergies. It is recommended that any treatment with chamomile be backed up by drinking chamomile tea. For tired or sore eyes, apply warm chamomile teabags over the eyes while relaxing. Chamomile is an excellent alternative to lavender, and if continual use of essential oils is required it is a good policy to alternate and vary the oils.
How to Store Your Oils
Essential oils can be quite delicate substances and factors such as strong light, heat, air and moisture can affect them. They are best kept in a cool, dark and dry place ideally in a box and in a cupboard. We wouldn't recommend transferring your essential oils into plastic bottles as the plastic can interact with the chemical makeup of your essential oils and may cause the plastic to deteriorate. Keeping them in their dark, amber bottle with the lid will prolong their life. Oils that are stored in the correct condition should last for years (citrus oils have a slightly shorter life).
Essential Safety Precautions
Chamomile should not be used during the first trimester of pregnancy, as it can induce menstruation, although for the remaining time it can be most beneficial. It is not for long-term use with estrogen-dependant cancers, and may irritate very sensitive skin if used undiluted.
Size: 5ml, presented in an 10ml amber glass bottle.
Extra Information: Not Tested on Animals, Manufactured in the UK. (For more information on Natural by Nature Oils, please see below).
Do not use undiluted on the skin. Do not take internally without medical supervision. Keep away from eyes. Keep out of the reach of children. Seek advice during pregnancy.
Please note that the information contained here is for general interest and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment.
More About Natural by Nature
Natural by Nature Oils was established in 1974 and were one of the first companies to promote aromatherapy in the UK. Since then their reputation and expertise in producing high quality essential oils has grown and they are now recognised as one of the leading authorities in this field. Founder, Franzesca Watson is also an author and broadcaster and founded the International School of Aromatherapy in 1991.
They are against animal testing of any kind on all cosmetic products and their ingredients. They have never tested their products on animals, and do not use any animal derivatives or by-products. All their packaging is 100% recyclable or biodegradable where possible.
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