German Chamomile has a strong, sweet, herbal, slightly fruity aroma and is a deep blue colour. It is steam distilled from the flowers of the German Chamomile plant and is one of the most powerful healing oils available. It is referred to by Germans as “alles zutraut” meaning capable of anything because of its many healing properties. Its anti-inflammatory and cooling actions are highly effective for relieving pain and heat. It is also great for superficial inflammations such as rashes, insect bites and burns.
It is very soothing and calms feelings of anger or frustration and is used when dealing with stress related conditions. People are often drawn to this oil for its strong, sensitive energetic qualities. Many instinctively gravitate towards this oil when confronted with tragedy, grief or crisis. German Chamomile is one of the gentler essential oils and is often used when treating children for injuries and stress relief.
- Calms feelings of anger, frustration and depression
- Effective on stress related conditions (it’s very grounding)
- High in anti-inflammatory properties
- Can reduce muscle and joint pains
- Can reduce the visibility of scars and spots on the skin
Blends well with: Bergamot, clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, jasmine, lavender, patchouli and tea tree.
Tips & Uses:
- Mix 5 drops of German Chamomile with 5 drops of Lime and 5 drops of Peppermint. Mix into 2 ounces of unscented lotion. Apply to temples, inner wrists and inhale deeply. This is a beautiful blend to calm the mind and refocus.
- To make a great body scrub to be used in the bath – mix 1/4 cup baking soda with enough water to make a smooth paste. Add 3 drops of German Chamomile and 3 drops of Bergamot essential oil and mix everything together in a glass jar. Massage the mixture into the skin focusing on sore muscles. Then soak in the bath to relax the body and mind.
- Hair moisturiser: Blend two drops each of German Chamomile, Rosemary and Lavender oil with 4 tablespoons of sweet almond oil. Massage into your hair and scalp once a week. For best results, leave it on overnight. *You should not use Rosemary oil if you are pregnant.
- Diffuse German Chamomile in your home to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Safety Information: German Chamomile is non-toxic and a non-irritant unless it has been oxidised.