German Chamomile essential oil is one of those essential oils we have very few people ask about first. Usually it is lavender, peppermint, bergamot...you know the rest. But German Chamomile, also known as “Blue Chamomile”, is an oil that should be at the top of the list for diffusing to promote relaxation and calming. Other common uses of German Chamomile Essential Oil are: Anxiety relief, nausea relief, anti inflammation, gastrointestinal problems, treat irritation of the skin, and promoting a good night sleep.
German Chamomile vs Roman Chamomile
Before we go further it is important to know the difference between German Chamomile and Roman Chamomile. Chamomile oil is derived from the chamomile plant, a variety of daisies native to Eastern and Southern Europe. The plant is an upright growing annual. The oil is made from the flowers of the plant. There are two varieties of chamomile plants:
- Matricaria chamomilla or Chamomilla recutita which is "German Chamomile"
- Chamaemelum nobile called “Roman chamomile”
Blue or German Chamomile Essential Oil 
According to Wikipedia , more than 120 chemical constituents have been identified in the chamomile flower as a secondary metabolites. Most of them are found in the blue essential oil of the flowers; thus Blue Chamomile aka German Chamomile. This blue hue comes from steam distillation of the flower petals.
German Chamomile Oil
German chamomile oil is used broadly in the beauty and cosmetic industry. You can find it in common products you use every day, such as shampoos and hair conditioners. Check the ingredients and you’ll start to notice it. Another not so well known use of German Chamomile Oil is in the treatment of migraines. I for one have multiple migraines every month. Instead of taking pills, shots or botox injections (yes that is a treatment and talk about 60+ painful injections in your face, ouch!) I use a combination of German Chamomile Essential Oil and peppermint essential oil to do the trick.
Another way I commonly use german chamomile essential oil is to help me fall asleep. Traditionally most people have heard of drinking chamomile tea to promote a good night's sleep. There are also herb supplements that people use in having a good night sleep. For me I use aromatherapy. Just 5-6 drops of oil in my 150 ml Essential Oil Diffuser on my night stand does the trick. Also German chamomile blends really well with Lavender Essential Oil. The wonderful scents are quite lovely together.
Stop Paying More For Your Essential Oils!
When buying essential oils make sure the bottle says 100% pure essential oil. If you see the word 'fragrance' it almost always means there are other additives. Fragrance oils are thicker and more sticky with their additives will harm your essential oil diffuser. Oneself Wonderful Scents only sells 100% Pure Essential Oils.
Essential oils are concentrated and potent. Oneself Wonderful Scents does not recommend ingesting essential oils. Never use undiluted essential oils directly on the skin. If wearing diluted oil on your skin, you will be more sensitive to the sun. Wear sunscreen to avoid burning. Of course if you are pregnant or nursing, be sure to consult a doctor before use. Always keep essential oils out of the reach of children.
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