Roman chamomile is a fantastic oil because of its ability to calm and soothe the body and mind. Being native to Western Europe, this plant was medicinally used for over 2000 years and is now commonly used all over the world for a wide range of purposes ranging from medicinal to cosmetics and flavouring.
Where the roman chamomile plant has an apple-like aroma, the essential oil that is distilled from the flowers smells sweet, fruity, crisp and fresh. You can blend it together nicely with other oils like lavender, rose, clary sage, neroli, geranium and bergamot to maximise its benefits.
Roman chamomile is a natural antiseptic and has antibacterial properties which can be used to treat skin issues such as cuts, acne, burns and rashes. It has mild sedative actions which can help with insomnia and irritability and provides a calming effect to assist feelings of nervousness, anger, fear and anxiety. The serenity it brings can lessen headaches, migraines and other stress-related complaints.
- Can be used with children when used as directed
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