Suggested Uses for Chamomile Essential Oil

Chamomile is the great relaxer. It’s been used for centuries to calm and soothe the mind, body, and soul. In fact, in the language of flowers its name means “patience in adversity.” Maroc chamomile (Ormenis multicaulis) should not be confused with German or Roman chamomiles as it has it’s own set of unique benefits. This particular chamomile is good for ailments such as sensitive skin, colic, colitis, headache and migraine, irritability, insomnia, and menopause. While effective on its own, chamomile can help boost the power of lavender and cedarwood essential oils.

Therapeutic uses:

Colic, colitis, headache and migraine, irritability, insomnia, liver and spleen congestion, menopause and sensitive skin.

Essential Oil Applications:

For colic, colitis, and liver or spleen congestion, add 5-8 drops to one ounce of carrier oil and massage on body. Can also add 8-10 drops to bath water or a few drops to a diffuser.

For headache or migraine, use 2-3 drops in a hot or cold compress (whichever works best for you).

For insomnia, use 5-6 drops in a diffuser. Can also place 2-3 drops on a tissue, and place inside your pillow before bedtime. Replace nightly. For added benefit, add lavender to the mix.

To help lessen the effects of menopause on the body, add 8 drops to one ounce of carrier oil and massage on body regularly. Can also add a few drops to a diffuser nightly, and 8-10 drops to bath water.

For sensitive skin, dilute one drop of chamomile with 1 teaspoon of a carrier oil, like sweet almond, and dab on skin.

Mixes Well With:

Cedarwood and lavender.

Extraction Method:

Steam distillation.

Parts Used:

Flowering tops.

Safety Information:

Generally safe, however it is best to avoid if pregnant.

More Info:

The Power of Aromatherapy
Getting Started with Aromatherapy
The Choosing, Blending and the Caring of Your Essential Oils

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