Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
In ancient Rome, the roman chamomile flower was used to help soldiers take courage during times of war. Since that time long ago, Roman Chamomile essential oil has kept these flowers treasured by many for its sweet, soothing aroma. With a unique, floral scent and a chemical profile full of esters and other calming constituents, Roman Chamomile oil can be used in aromatherapy as a nervine and calmative. When used in aromatherapy, Roman Chamomile can also be used as a as a carminative and antispasmodic for symptomatic relief of digestive discomfort. Without a doubt, Roman Chamomile essential oil is a powerful must-have for any essential oil collection.
The word “chamomile” comes from the Greek word chamaimelon, which means “earth-apple” because the plant’s scent resembles an apple’s. The Roman Chamomile plant has itself earned an additional nickname: the “plant’s physician.” This is because of its ability to have positive effects on surrounding plants that are growing nearby.
Roman Chamomile, also known as Anthemis nobilis, grows close to the ground, reaching only up to a foot in height. It has gray-green leaves, daisy-like flowers, and a sweet aroma that resembles an apple. The essential oil is extracted from the plant’s delicate flowers, and the flower heads are also often dried to make chamomile tea.
Roman Chamomile blends well with other floral essential oils like Lavender oil, Ylang Ylang oil, Patchouli oil, and Clary Sage oil. Roman Chamomile essential oil also complements citrus oils like Bergamot oil, or sweet, woody aroma of Balance® essential oil blend, which includes Blue Chamomile oil.
Not for oral use. Keep out of reach of children. External use only. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes; if this happens, rinse thoroughly with vegetable oil. If accidental ingestion occurs, seek urgent medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have epilepsy or asthma, or if symptoms persist or worsen. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding do not use this product. Do not expose the applied area(s) to the sun for 24 to 48 hours after application. If you experience nausea, dizziness, headache, or an allergic reaction, discontinue use. For prolonged use, consult a healthcare practitioner.