German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita flower) essential oil
German Chamomile essential oil has a calming aroma that helps create feelings of peace and patience, and it has been used in herbal remedies for thousands of years throughout ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. The essential oil is steam distilled from the flowers of the plant and features a slight apple taste, making it great for tossing into a salad dressing or adding to a fresh cup of tea.
This oil can be applied as part of a massage to desired areas. This daisy-like plant has been introduced to North America and Australia and is the most popular source of the herb chamomile.
In Aromatherapy, it can be used:
For symptomatic relief of acne and boils
To relieve minor skin irritation, cuts, bruises and burns
As a nervine and calmative
To help relieve joint and muscle pain associated with sprains, strains and rheumatoid arthritis
To help relieve headaches
How to Use:
Topical: Apply 2–4 drops to desired area. Dilution not required except for the most sensitive skin. This oil can be applied neat or as part of massage to desired areas.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to one hour three times daily.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health-care practitioner prior to use.
Culinary: Add to food and drink recipes for a fresh, flowery flavour.
Storage: Store in a cool, dark place.
Diffuse in the evening to create a calming aroma for a relaxing night.
Add to bath water for a spa-like experience by creating a peaceful aroma..
Add to daily face regimen to enhance the appearance of healthy-looking skin.
Add 1- 2 drops to water as part of a comforting evening ritual.
Add 1- 2 drops to a smoothie, shake or salad.
Place a few drops in a hot tea to promote feelings of calmness and support.
DIY air freshener: put 3-5 drops of essential oil onto 3-4 cotton balls and place them in a tiny bowl. You can place the bowls all around the house (perhaps behind the toilet or on the window sills) for a fresh-smelling home.
DIY car freshener: select what shape you’d like, and cut out two pieces of felt and one piece of cardboard, and glue the felt to both sides of the cardboard. Put 3-6 drops of essential oil on each side, and refresh when needed.
Citrus aurantium bergamia† (Bergamot) peel oil
†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil