Origin: Nepal. Steam distilled from the flowers. Middle note.
German Chamomile is an herb that is steam distilled to produce an essential oil with a beautiful blue. Countries that are producing German Chamomile essential oil are England, Germany, South America, Egypt and France and now Nepal.
German Chamomile essential oil has wonderful anti-inflammatory and soothing properties making this oil an excellent one for all manner of skincare. It is helpful in treating acne, dermatitis, and eczema as well as inflamed and sensitive skin. It is mainly composed of chamazulene (produced during the steam distillation process, not present in the fresh plant) and farnesene.
For internal inflammation, German Chamomile essential oil is useful for arthritis and inflamed joints as well as inflamed conditions of the digestive tract (colitis, gastritis and diarrhea) due to the fact that tension and anxiety are often the cause of these conditions and Chamomile essential oil is very calming on an emotional level. It has also been used in the treatment of depression.
Chamomile essential oil, being one of the gentlest essential oils, is well known for being a suitable oil for treating children with. Earaches can be relieved by massaging around the ear with a carrier oil, such as sweet almond oil, infused with Chamomile essential oil. Of course, two drops of Chamomile essential oil in the bath can take the “edge” off a cranky, irritable child before bedtime, making life happier for all parties concerned.
Chamomile essential oil blends well with Bergamot essential oil, Clary essential oil, Sage essential oil, Jasmine essential oil, Neroli essential oil, and Rose essential oil. Essential oils for children should be at a dilution rate of 1% or less.