German Chamomile has a strong, sweet and pungent aroma. It is soothing and comforting and wonderful for creating either a hot or cold compress. It also has anti-inflammatory properties hence very beneficial for muscular aches and pains.
Country of Origin: Eygpt.
Plant Family: Asteraceae (Compositae).
Method of Extraction: The oil is steam distilled from the dried flower heads.
Main Theraputic Properties: Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Analgesic, Calmative, Digestive stimulant, Stomachic.
Did you know: In Tudor times, Chamomile was used as an aromatic stewing herb; it was trodden into household floors to scent the home.
Oil Appearance: Blue.
Chinese Element: Wood.
The stems of the German Chamomile reach a height of up to 60cm tall. The dense flower heads are white with a yellow disc.
Try adding 2 drops of German Chamomile and 1 drop of Lavender to a bowl of ice cold water. Dip a folded face flannel into the water, wring it out and place it across your forehead, lie back and relax.
German Chamomile is also an excellent addition to skincare products for dry or sensitive skin. Try 1 drop of German Chamomile and 3 drops of Mandarin in 10ml of Avocado oil as an alternative moisturiser.