Our Roman chamomile essential oil is steam distilled from the flowers of Anthemis nobilis. This middle note has a light, bright scent with notes of honey and apple. Roman chamomile oil is popular in aromatherapy and perfume recipes and will blend well with many other essential oils such as grapefruit, jasmine, oakmoss, rose, and bergamot.
The different chamomile oils that we carry:
Blue Chamomile essential oil has a high content of azulene, the active organic compound of chamomile, which bears a blue color. This oil is most suitable as an ingredient for skin care products. Blue chamomile is derived from the German chamomile plant, which is an upright growing annual.
Roman Chamomile essential oil is used in body care recipes, as well as for aromatherapy. It has a very pleasant, soothing, apple-like aroma. The Roman chamomile plant is a low growing, perennial ground cover.
Moroccan Chamomile essential oil is not from a true chamomile plant. It is used mainly in perfume blends, and for aromatherapy. The plant is an annual that grows in the Mediterranean and in the Middle East. This is a product new to the market, it does not have a long history of traditional uses like true chamomile. Moroccan chamomile is not considered a true chamomile. It should not be used as a replacement for Roman or German oils in a blend, because it is chemically and aromatically different.
Blends Well With
Bergamot, clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, neroli, oakmoss, palmarosa, rose, and tea tree
5 mL, 1/2 oz., and 1 oz. sizes are packaged in an amber glass bottle with a reducer cap. Larger sizes are packaged in amber screw cap bottles and do not come with reducers or droppers.
This oil has no known precautions. Never use essential oils undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.
Before using topically, perform a small patch test on your inner forearm or back by applying a small quantity of diluted essential oil and apply a bandage. Wash the area if you experience any irritation. If no irritation occurs after 48 hours it is safe to use on your skin.