What is german chamomile essential oil?
German chamomile essential oil is steam distilled from the chamomile plant's flower heads. It is also known as blue chamomile essential oil because of its dark blue colour. German chamomile has a strong sweet, herbal and floral aroma.
It is often confused with roman chamomile as they are both from the Asteraceae family. Roman chamomile has a sweet, apple like aroma. Whereas, german chamomile has a more herbal and floral scent.
German chamomile oil has a floral aroma with a slightly fruity and bitter undertone. It is used as a middle note in blends.
Most other floral, citrusy and herbal essential oils blend well with german chamomile oil. It can be blended with oils like clary sage, lemon, lavender, tea tree, bergamot and cedarwood.
Here are a few of our favourite blends with german chamomile essential oil:
Sweet floral blend:
4 drops lavender oil
3 drops orange oil
2 drops chamomile oil
Floral and slightly woodsy blend:
8 drops chamomile oil
6 drops frankincense oil
4 drops cypress oil
2 drops grapefruit oil
Sweet and spicy blend:
2 drops bergamot oil
2 drops chamomile oil
1 drop sandalwood amyris oil
How to store german chamomile essential oil
Chamomile essential oil needs to be kept in a cool, dry place and out of direct sunlight. This will stop it from degrading overtime and help prolong the quality. Ensure to keep all essential oils out of the reach of children.
German chamomile essential oil should not be applied to the skin directly as this could cause irritated skin. Make sure to dilute the chamomile essential oil in a carrier oil before applying topically.
We recommend doing a patch test with the diluted oil on a small area of skin to make sure there is no irritation or sensitivity.
Our chamomile essential oil is for external use only and cannot be used internally. Ensure the essential oils are kept out of reach of children.
What is chamomile essential oil INCI name?
The INCI name for german chamomile essential oil is Chamomilla Recutita Flower Oil.
Where does our chamomile essential oil originate from?
Our german chamomile oil originates from the UK.
What is german chamomile oil good for?
German chamomile is used in aromatherapy as it is said to product a calming effect and reduce stress. It is also used in perfumes, diffusers, soaps and skin care products.