Essential Oil – Chamomile
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Chamomile Essential Oil
Plant/Part Herb/Dried Flowers
Latin Name Anthemis Nobilis (Roman)
A fruity, apple-like fragrance
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.