Chamomile, German (Matricaria recutita) Essential Oil

german chamomile essential oil profile

Note: also Matricaria chamomilla

Color: Blue

Viscosity: Somewhat thin

Method of Extraction: Steam distillation, CO2

Plant parts: Flowers, leaves

Countries: England, Eastern Europe, Egypt, Nepal, South America

Scent: Herbal, sweet, green, intense

Odor Intensity: High

Blending Note: Middle

Fragrance family: Herbal

Blends Well with: Geranium, lavender, ylang ylang, patchouli

Chemical Notes: Sesquiterpenes

Properties: analgesic, relaxing, tonic, calming, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal

Physical Uses: insomnia, migraine, menstrual issues, headaches, sprains, muscle pain, digestion

Emotional Uses: calming (including children), depression, hyperactivity, stress, anxiety

Skin and Hair Care: acne, inflammation, eczema, burns, all complexion types, boils, dermatitis, fungal infections, itchy skin

Safety: Avoid while using anti-coagulants. May interfere with other medications as well–consult your doctor. Avoid during pregnancy. Avoid with asthma. May cause skin sensitivity or dermatitis in some.

Generally regarded as safe for babies over 3 months and children.

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