Chamomile Essential Oil

Relaxing, sedative, balancing

Chamomile essential oil has been used for centuries to calm and relax people, as well as to alleviate nausea, insomnia and muscle and joint pain.

Roman Chamomile

Roman Chamomile is one of the best essential oils for cranky, impatient, stressed out PMS (and menopause) symptoms.

It's also suitable for babies and young children (in very diluted form) to soothe crankiness and fussines due to colic, teething or other stomach upset.

Put a warm chamomile compress on their tummy or give them a warm bath with a drop or two of chamomile in it. Remember to dilute recipes to half strength for children and reduce the drops to one or two for babies. Essential oils are powerful!

German Chamomile or Blue Chamomile

German Chamomile essential oil (also known as Blue Chamomile) is super-effective for soothing and calming skin, as well as helping regenerate tissue. It's an excellent addition to any aromatherapy skincare recipe for eczema, psoriasis or other skin problems.

Both types of chamomile may even be able to help relieve headaches and migraines. Try gently massaging diluted chamomile oil into your temples and sinus areas (especially for stress and hormone-related headaches.)

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Botanical Name and Characteristics

Anthemis nobilis (Roman Chamomile) or Matricaria recutita (German / Blue Chamomile)

Grows about 1 foot (30cm) tall and has small white and yellow daisy-like flower heads, which are steam distilled to create the essential oil.

The essential oil has a fresh, rich, exotic grassy scent, which some people say smells like apples and straw.

Therapeutic Action

  • Calms wound-up, jangling nerves

  • Improves mood

  • Reduces tension and stress

  • Promotes sleep

  • Helps ease muscle and joint pain by reducing inflammation

  • Supports digestion, helps relieve nausea and stomach upset

  • Soothes and rejuvenates dry, irritated and sensitive skin

  • Disinfectant

  • Soothes skin after insect bites

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Chamomile essential oil has a strong middle note that blends well with:

  • cedarwood
  • clary sage
  • frankincense
  • geranium
  • lavender
  • rose
  • marjoram
  • neroli
  • orange
  • ylang ylang



Use well diluted.

High doses may trigger skin reactions in sensitive individuals, especially those with ragweed allergies.

Buy Roman Chamomile or German / Blue Chamomile essential oil from Amazon. Please remember to buy the best oils you can afford - there's a lot of cheap oils in the marketplace, and they just won't give you the experience you're looking for.

What Next?

Chamomile Recipes

Sample some soothing recipes using chamomile essential oil...

Balancing Bath & Body Oil

A calming aromatherapy bath recipe to de-stress the PMS (and menopause).

Yogurt & Honey Scrub

Calm irritation as you remove dry, flaky skin with this gentle, soothing homemade body scrub recipe.

Headache Home Remedies

Simple aromatherapy recipes for making tension and migraine headache remedies to ease pain without drugs.

Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage

Essential Oil Properties

Click on the links below to learn more about properties, safety and blending of some popular essential oils.

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