Chamomile Roman Pure Essential Oil can be used with great effect on children when they feel irritable, impatient, teething or colicky. Women find it great to relieve PMS. In general it is good for abdominal pain, gall bladder problems, as well as for throat infections. it furthermore helps to relieve allergies, hay fever and asthma. For the skin, it can be used to calm acne, eczema, rashes, wounds, dermatitis, dry and itchy skin and other allergic conditions in general. For babies it can be used in a very diluted form to sooth an irritated and teething baby and helps for colic, diarrhea and gastric spasms.
Information on Chamomile Roman Essential Oil
Chamomile Roman Essential Oil is produced from Anthemis nobilis (Chamaemelum nobile) of the family species Asteraceae formerly placed in the Compositae family. It is also known as English chamomile sweet chamomile and garden chamomile.
Chamomile Roman Pure essential oil has excellent calming properties. Roman chamomile is found to be very effective for relieving irritation, impatience and feeling disagreeable and has great value in treating PMS and other menstrual and menopausal problems
Chamomile Roman Pure Essential Oil has a sweet, apple-like fragrance and is very light clear blue in color with a watery viscosity. The light blue colour fades to clear or yellow over time.
Roman chamomile is cultivated in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Morocco and France.
Roman chamomile is a small perennial herb, with a hairy stem and feathery pinnate leaves, daisy like white flowers (larger than those of German chamomile) and grows about 25 cm high.
To the Egyptians it was a herb dedicated to the sun, to cure fevers, and to the moon, for its cooling ability. It was also recognized as a soother of nervous complaints and was used in shampoos, cosmetics and perfumes.
Roman Chamomile essential oil is extracted from the flowers by steam distillation, with the Roman chamomile yielding about 1.7 % from fresh flowers
The main chemical components of Roman chamomile oils are a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, 1,8-cineole, y-terpinene, caryophyllene, and propyl angelate and butyl angelate.
Roman chamomile oil is considered non-toxic and non-irritant. The essential oil oxidises easily, so Roman chamomile essential oil should be stored in an airtight container and in a cool and dark place (preferably in the fridge at a temperature of around 4° Celsius / 39° Fahrenheit).
Please read our page with heading: Safety with Essential Oils before using this oil.
We recommend the following book as an excellent resource regarding safety:
Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals by Robert Tisserand & Rodney Young (#ad)
The therapeutic properties of Roman chamomile oil are analgesic, anti-spasmodic, antiseptic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, anti-depressant, anti-neuralgic, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, cholagogue, cicatrisant, emmenagogue, febrifuge, hepatic, sedative, nervine, digestive, tonic, sudorific, stomachic, vermifuge and vulnerary.
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Chamomile Roman Essential Oil can be used with great effect on children when they feel irritable, impatient, teething or colicky.
Women find it great to relieve PMS.
In general it is good for abdominal pain, gall bladder problems, as well as for throat infections.
It helps to relieve allergies, hay fever and asthma.
For the skin, it can be used to calm acne, eczema, rashes, wounds, dermatitis, dry and itchy skin and other allergic conditions in general.
For babies it can be used in a very diluted form to sooth an irritated and teething baby and helps for colic, diarrhea and gastric spasms.
Burners and vaporizers
Roman chamomile can be used in vapor therapy, for nervous complaints, headaches and migraines.
Blended Massage Oil and in the Bath
Roman chamomile can be used in a blended massage oil, or diluted in the bath, to assist with allergies, anorexia, addiction, colic, insomnia, back pain, muscle pain, arthritis, post-natal depression and bowel disorders.
Blended in a Cream
Roman chamomile can be used in a cream base for diaper rash, burns and sunburn.
Roman chamomile can be used as a mouthwash for dental abscesses and tonsillitis.
Suggested Dilution Rates
On the skin
Face: 0.5% to 1.5%
Body: 1.5% to 3%
Bath: 1.5% to 5%
3 to 24 months:
Face: 0.1% to 0.25%
Body: 0.25% to 0.5%
Bath: 0.25% to 0.5%
2 to 6 years:
Face: 0.25% to 1.5%
Body: 0.25% to 2%
Bath: 0.25% to 2%
6 to 15 years
Face: 0.5% to 1.5%
Body: 1.2% to 3%
Bath: 1.2% to 3%
Face: 0.5% to 1.5%
Body: 0.5% to 2%
Bath: 0.5% to 2%
- When in doubt consult your doctor / medical professional before use.
- Most professionals and/or Aromatherapists will always err on the side of safety when giving advice regarding the use of essential oils and oleo resins during pregnancy.
- Quite a number of Aromatherapists advise that you should avoid essential oils completely while pregnant, specifically during the first trimester. This is a very safe approach but may not be necessary at all.
- When using for the first time – Always use the lowest dilution rate and build up slowly to the maximum. Stop using all essential oils on the skin if irritation or allergy occurs.
- Any advice or instruction received from a medical professional ALWAYS supersedes recommendations or advice found on this website. When in doubt consult your doctor / medical professional.
Burners and Vaporizers
Use 4 to 8 drops
Roman Chamomile essential oil has calming and relaxing abilities, especially on the nervous and digestive systems, regulating and easing the menstrual cycle.
It has soothing and healing influence on the skin, as well as being a potent remedy for inflammatory conditions.
Blends Well With