Chamomile Essential Oil Plant/Part Herb/Dried Flowers Latin Name Anthemis Nobilis (Roman) Note Middle Extraction Distillation
Aroma A fruity, apple-like fragrance
Features Likisma only sells Roman Chamomile. The two other varieties are Moroccan, which is inferior and German, which is stronger and we recommend this variety only for Aromatherapist use. Roman Chamomile comes from a herb which grows about 12 inches high with white flowers, yellow centred with furry leaves.
History Was used by Egyptian priests for its soothing properties where nervous complaints were concerned. Used extensively in shampoos throughout the ages particularly to highlight and condition fair hair.
Mind A very soothing oil for anxiety, tension, anger and fear. Promotes relaxation, gives patience, peace and allays worries. Calms the mind and helpful with insomnia. Especially good for hyperactive children.
Body Use for muscular pains, lower back pain, headaches, toothache, earache, period pain, to regulate the menstrual cycle, PMT, menopause, gastritis, diarrhoea, ulcers, vomiting, inflammation of the bowel, irritable bowel syndrome, jaundice, anaemia, colic, teething pain.
Effect on skin Use for burns, blisters, inflamed wounds, ulcers, boils, dermatitis, acne, psoriasis, hypersensitive skin, broken capillaries, dry itchy skin, puffiness, excellent skin cleanser.
Blends Bergamot, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Litsea Cubeba, Mandarin, Marjoram, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang.
Oils to Avoid Diabetes – Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lemon Epilepsy – Eucalyptus, Fennel, Rosemary, Sage High Blood Pressure – Rosemary Pregnancy – Basil, Birch, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Marjoram, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosemary, Turmeric Avoid all essential oils during the first three months of pregnancy. Skin Sensitivity – Black pepper, Citronella, Clove, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, Turmeric Photosensitising Oils – Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Mandarin and Tangerine They react to ultraviolet light making the skin more sensitive. Avoid stimulants after using essential oils, especially alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods. An aftercare advice sheet should be available after your first treatment.