Camomile Essential Oil Benefits and uses
Botanical name: Anthemis Nobilis
The camomille plant is a vert popular flowering plant. It grows mainly in France where it is well known for its calming and relaxing propreties. They are two types of Camomile essential oil: Roman Camomile and German Camomile. This review will center mostly around the calming propreties of the Roman Camomile.
By steam distillation.
Color: pale yellow
Smell: floral and fruity notes
Esters: isobutyle angelates; around 35 %, Isoamyle angelate; around 15 %, methalylle angelate; around 8% , 2-methylbutyle angelate (4.20%). Thanks to the chemotype: quantity and quality of these esters, it allows this essential oil to have a strong effect on the emotional aspect.
Ketone: pinocarvone around 4%. pinocarvone is a very interresting ketone without having the dangerosity of usual ketones (if used regularly, other ketones are neurotoxic and abortive, toxique for liver and stomach). For that reason, camomile is a wonderful essential oil, it is great to be used as a mucolytic ( avoiding caughing) as well as a good skin healer.
Synergy with Camomile essential oil:
Camomile essential oil Synergy:
blends well with: Citrus aurantium (action on the nervous system)
Cumin (action on the digestive system)
Thymol (action on the intestinal system, protection against parasites)
– Sedative, calming
– Powerful antispasmodic
– Calms itching
– Eczema, psoriasis, acne
– Sensitive, irritated skin
– Intestinal parasites
– Digestive issues
Roman Camomile EO: 1 drop
Marjorem EO: 1 drop
Ravintsara EO: 1 drop
Apply this mix on the torso before bed for 15 days
And of course, if you prefere using the dried plant, not concentrated in essential oil, you would enjoy drinking a nice evening brew….