Botanical Name: Matricaria recutita
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Product Description: The Chamomile German plant is an annual, reaching up to 60cm in height. From May to August it flowers, sporting top-heavy flower heads with a fragrance similar to apples. The plant has daisy-like white flowers and procumbent stems whose leaves are alternate, bipinnate, finely dissected, and downy to glabrous. The fragrance is sweet, crisp, fruity, and herbaceous. This chamomile grows extensively in central and eastern Europe, and is in the daisy family, growing to 30 cm high with lacey leaves and small white daisy-like flowers. After harvesting, the flowers are dried and steam distilled to yield a viscous, dark inky-blue oil with a powerful sweet herbaceous aroma that has fruity and tobacco-like nuances. German chamomile oil is generally considered a middle note when blending, and it is extremely persistent (long-lasting). So use it carefully in blends or it will overpower the fragrance of any other essential oils you are blending with it. Of course, this does not matter if you are using the oil for its therapeutic properties rather than its fragrance.
Common Uses: Chamomile German essential oil is renowned for its soothing properties and is especially useful for dry, problem, and irritated skin. Chamomile German essential oil is also very effective for everyday aches and pains. It is a wonderful essential oil for promoting a good night’s sleep.
Chamomile German essential oil blends well with neroli, clary sage, bergamot, patchouli, lavender, jasmine, rose otto, benzoin, marjoram, lemon, ylang-ylang, and geranium.
Cautions: May trigger a reaction in those who suffer from hay fever or have allergies to grass; a skin test should be performed before use. It should be avoided during pregnancy.