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Roman Chamomile Essential Oil Uses

Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) was regularly used by ancient Egyptians and the Moors, as well as being one of the Saxons' nine sacred herbs (maythen). It was called the "plant's physician" because it also promoted the health of nearby plants.

Roman Chamomile is distilled from the daisy-like flowers of the plant, harvested just as they bloom. While it is usually slightly yellow, sometimes it can be a bit blue-green in color, just not as strong a blue as German Chamomile. The scent has an uplifting herbal aroma with a slight flowery feel to it.

Combines Well With

Bergamot, Frankincense, Nutmeg, Lavender, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Neroli, Rose, Geranium, Rose Geranium

Points of Interest

  • Most commonly used of the two Chamomiles.
  • Promotes restful sleep.
  • Pay attention to one thing: While allergies to essential oils aren't that common, the Chamomiles do tend to cause more allergic reactions. Use carefully if you are prone to allergies.

Ways to Use

  • Inhale the scent and see how it makes you feel. That's a great way to get started.
  • Add 1-2 drops to your skin care regimen.


Here are a few recipes involving Roman Chamomile oil. To check for more, you can click on Roman 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.

Soothe Skin

  • 4 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 4 drops Neroli
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 1 tablespoon Shea Butter

Apply topically to desired targeted area.

Sleepy Time Bath

  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 5 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 3 tablespoons Sweet Almond oil

Mix together and add 3/4 to your bath water. Soak for 30 minutes. Massage remaining oil into the soles of your feet, just before going to bed, to enhance the effect.

Travel Comfortably Massage

  • 5 drops Bay Leaf
  • 4 drops Peppermint
  • 4 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 4 drops Geranium
  • 3 drops Ginger Root
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Mix together formula and massage into abdomen, chest, back, and shoulders, 1 hour before traveling.

Last of All

Roman Chamomile is a great oil with excellent properties. What do you like to use it for? Please share with everyone in the comment section at the bottom of the page. Everyone would like to know! 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.).