Pure chamomile essential oil, extracted from the flowers of the chamomile plant, has a light, fruity scent and provides calming, sedative, anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine properties.
It is most popular for its ability to promote sleep and relaxation when used aromatically, and it is effective during times of stress, shock, grief and anger. It can also be used to calm teething babies and manage tantrums.
Hemani chamomile oil is a soothing oil that can penetrate into the layers of the skin to combat inflammatory proteins. It should be kept in your bathroom cabinet and used topically in the case of allergic skin reactions, skin irritations, eczema, dermatitis and insect bites.
Directions for use
Add 5 drops of chamomile oil to a diffuser, or dilute 2-3 drops in a carrier oil and apply it to your temples, feet and back of the neck. You can sprinkle 2-3 drops on your pillow at night to promote restful sleep, or add 10 drops to a warm bath to sooth muscles and calm the mind.
Mix 2-3 drops of chamomile oil with a carrier oil and apply it to your face and body to treat skin issues, or massage it into the abdomen to improve digestive symptoms.
Chamomile essential oil blends well with lavender, geranium, bergamot, ylang-ylang and sage oil.
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice to diagnose, treat or cure any health condition. The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that essential oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a medical doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions, listed or not, for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. Unless otherwise specified, all essential oils should be diluted with a carrier oil when used externally. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an existing health condition please consult your doctor before attempting to use a new essential oil.