August 3, 2015
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.
Patchouli, Frankincense, Petitgrain Bigarade, Geranium, Lavender, Rose, Neroli, Marjoram, Lemon, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Clary Sage, Rose Geranium
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.
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.
Store in a dark colored glass bottle. Apply to clean skin daily.
Apply formula to your face every night to nourish the skin.
Combine all ingredients in a dark colored glass bottle. Mix well. Massage a portion into your face and neck after cleansing. Use daily.
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.
Store formula in a dark colored glass bottle. Apply formula after a bath or shower to facilitate absorption.
Dissolve oils into the epsom salts and add to a warm bath. Soak in the tub as a prelude to stretching.
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.).