Blue Chamomile diluted in Jojoba oil
Flowers, Steam Distilled, Nepal
Blue Chamomile or German Chamomile is an anti-inflammatory oil that works fast to heal skin inflammations, burns, and allergic reactions (including allergic rashes). Chamomile is a wonderful calming oil. It is a beneficial herb to use for calming the nervous system and is used for aiding in anxiety, irriabiltiy, stress, and insomnia. Chamomile is also a useful herb to aid in relieving spasm and digestive discomfort.
Our beautiful organic German Blue Chamomile essential oil, with its deep blue color, has a warm, sweet, full-bodied herbaceous aroma. Its color is attributed to chamazulene which is formed by the heat of the distillation process from the parent chemical matricine, a constituent found in the raw plant material, specifically the flowers.1 Chamazulene is a sesquiterpene component of German Blue Chamomile; (-)α-bisabolol, a sesquiterpene alcohol, is also present in this essential oil and is considered to be the primary active constituent in German Blue Chamomile.2,3 According to Kurt Schnaubelt, this essential oil is fast acting and “is especially user-friendly because it is absolutely nontoxic and can be used in an emergency in its undiluted form.”4
For information on the many aromatherapeutic attributes of German Blue Chamomile, please see:
Essential Oils – A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice, 2nd ed., by Jennifer Peace Rhind, 2012, pp. 150-1.
Advanced Aromatherapy – The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, by Kurt Schnaubelt, 1995, pp. 63-4.
Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, 2nd ed., by Shirley and Len Price, 1995/1999, p. 318.
Sellar, Wanda. The Directory of Essential Oils, 1992, pp. 36-7.
Tisserand, Robert. The Art of Aromatherapy, 1977, pp. 195-200.
Aromatic Profile: Strong, sweet-warm, rich and herbaceous with a slight fresh fruit undertone; has a mellow woody-herbaceous and tobacco-like drydown. When fresh, may have a ‘fish-like’ or ‘rubber-like’ odor; when aged, has a pleasant, warm, sweet tobacco-like quality in the drydown.5
Appearance: Dark inky blue, slightly viscous to mobile liquid.
Use: Aromatherapy / Natural perfumery.
Blending Suggestions: Dilute and add drop by drop to your blends until the desired effect is achieved.
Blends Well With: Angelica, Bergamot, Cistus, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Labdanum, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Neroli, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.
Safety Considerations: Has GRAS status (Generally Recognized As Safe), however this essential oil has prescription drug interaction and may contraindicate drugs metabolized by CYP2D6, CYP1A2, CYP2C9, and CYP3A4.6 Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.
1 Rhind, Jennifer Peace. Essential Oils – A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice, 2nd ed., 2012, p. 150.
3 Schnaubelt, Kurt. Advanced Aromatherapy – The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, 1995, pp. 28-9.
4 Ibid, pp. 63-4.
5 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, p.155.
6 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p.243.
7 Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, 2nd ed., by Shirley and Len Price, 1995/1999, p. 318.
8 Sellar, Wanda. The Directory of Essential Oils, 1992, pp. 36-7.
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