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German Chamomile Essential Oil Uses

German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) is distilled from the dried flowers of the plant. It's actually rather fascinating. The flowers are harvested just as they begin to bloom and then dried to preserve the active ingredients. Only then are they distilled.

Like Blue Tansy and Yarrow, German Chamomile also contains the compound azulene, which makes the oil blue in color. German Chamomile has a pungent scent to it that makes you think of an old herb cabinet.

Combines Well With

Patchouli, Frankincense, Petitgrain Bigarade, Geranium, Lavender, Rose, Neroli, Marjoram, Lemon, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Clary Sage, Rose Geranium

Points of Interest

  • Long standing history of use, especially in Europe. Used for skin care in particular.
  • Strong scent so use sparingly.
  • Most people don't like the scent so pay attention to what you can mix it with, because you can often get a better scent with mixing than you do alone.


Here are a few recipes involving German Chamomile oil. To check for more, you can click on German Chamomile, or just Chamomile, in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it. *Please note: With any recipe's involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.


Massage formula into areas of tension on your body.

Spring Toner

  • 3 drops German Chamomile
  • 3 drops Clary Sage
  • 3 drops Geranium
  • 6 drops Lavender
  • 1 tablespoon Cider Vinegar
  • 2 ounces Witch Hazel
  • 5 ounces Water

Mix formula together and shake well before every use. Use to cleanse skin before you apply moisturizer. Can also use to tone bikini area after you shave.

Dry Skin Moisturizer

Store in a dark colored glass bottle. Apply to clean skin daily.

Calm Sensitive Skin

  • 1 drop German Chamomile
  • 3 drops Rose
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil

Apply formula to your face every night to nourish the skin.

Skin Rejuvenator

  • 10 drops German Chamomile
  • 10 drops Rosewood
  • 10 drops Benzoin
  • 2 tablespoons Hazelnut oil

Combine all ingredients in a dark colored glass bottle. Mix well. Massage a portion into your face and neck after cleansing. Use daily.


  • 1 drop German Chamomile
  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 1/2 tablespoon Jojoba

Add formula to a warm/hot bath and soak for 20 minutes. You can also dissolve formula into 1 cup Epsom salts and add to bath water to soften skin and remove impurities.

Moisturizing Body Oil

  • 2 drops German Chamomile
  • 10 drops Lavender
  • 5 drops Lemon
  • 1/8 cup Sunflower Seed oil
  • 1/8 cup Extra Virgin Olive oil

Store formula in a dark colored glass bottle. Apply formula after a bath or shower to facilitate absorption.

Pre-Sport Bath

  • 2 drops German Chamomile
  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 4 drops Lemon
  • 3 drops Rosemary
  • 1 cup epsom salts

Dissolve oils into the epsom salts and add to a warm bath. Soak in the tub as a prelude to stretching.

And Finally

While it is strong smelling, German Chamomile is a great oil. What are you planning to do with it? How do you like to use it? Disclaimer: Rocky Mountain Oils is not liable for any damage caused by use of these recipes. Each recipe was tested by employees of RMO and did not cause damage to home or person, but we still implore our customers to use caution before trying a recipe in their home. Test recipes on small areas before applying them to the entire surface and do not apply recipes to areas that are potentially sensitive (i.e. priceless Victorian tubs, Baby Grand pianos, etc.).