Guide - Blue German Chamomile EO
Blue German Chamomile is an annual herbaceous plant generally measuring between 20 and 50 cm. It has many other names, including “Wild Chamomile”, “German Chamomile”, “True Chamomile” or “Small Chamomile”. This plant can be found all over the world, in temperate climates. It is particularly present in Central Europe, the Balkans and Hungary in particular. It is found in the wild, especially along roads.
The term “chamomile” is suitable for several plants with a similar appearance, including Roman Chamomile and Great Chamomile. However, unlike the latter two, Chamomile matricaria is a single-stemmed plant, and its essential oil is blue because of its high concentration of chamazulene.
It is very present in the Greek and Roman pharmacopoeias, but also in German. Its medicinal virtues have been tested by many civilizations since ancient times.
The term Chamomile comes from the Greek chamaemelon, literally “apple of the ground”, its scent can recall the smell of fruit.
The Plant :
A small annual herbaceous plant with a single stem and a rowing machine with very finely cut leaves. We have carefully selected the purest extracts of Chamomile Matricaria in Nepal. The essential oil of Chamomile Matricaria has a very strong, slightly sour smell.
- Promotes digestion
- Cleansing and purifying air
- Diluted in a cream or vegetable oil, it is protective and regenerating for the skin.
Uses & Advices :
In infusion: For its soothing and digestive properties.
To do this, mix 3 to 4 drops in a litre of warm, non-boiling water. Indeed, water that is too hot tends to evaporate the essential oil too quickly and could also degrade the essential oil and its components, making it less effective. It is important to dilute the essential oil in honey or on a sugar cube which you will then add in warm water, in order to unify the mixture. Once your preparation is done, you can enjoy your tea for a moment of relaxation, at any time of the day.
Atmospheric diffusion: To cleanse the atmosphere of your home, but also to create a floral atmosphere and thus perfume a room.
Depending on the diffusers and the size of the room, pour between 5 and 30 drops, and allow 30 minutes for a large room and about 15 minutes for a bedroom. In all cases, comply with the instructions for the device used.
In cosmetics: It is protective and regenerating for the skin
The essential oil of Blue Chamomile Matricaria is used very diluted in a rich vegetable oil to perform a protective and regenerating massage of the skin. Pour 4 drops of essential oil for 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil of your choice and massage gently into the area concerned.
You can also refer to specific books or specialized sites to discover other ways to use your essential oil.
Oil for friction and sedative and anti-inflammatory massages on the stomach, back or muscles: 15 drops of Chamomile Essential Oil matricaria + 10 drops of Tropical Basil in 50 ml of sweet Almond or Macadamia vegetable oil.
Caution: Chamomile Essential Oils are very powerful and irritating when used pure on the skin, it should always be diluted in 1% vegetable oil for the face and 2% for the body.