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Roman Chamomile Oil, Some Uses

Roman Chamomile Oil, Some Uses

Roman  on left, German  on right

Roman on left, German on right

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.

Aromatic influences: A relaxant, sedative, eases anxiety, worries, nervous system shock, tension, anger and fear. Gives patience, peace, and calms the mind. Promotes a sense of innocence and child-like spontaneity. Will enable the simple expression of your personal truth. Soft, innocent, and sweet.

Combines well with:

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

Points of interest

  • G.R.A.S.
  • Is a vasoconstrictor, which means it causes small blood vessels to constrict. Can be helpful when treating problems like psoriasis.
  • Good for skin and is uplifting.
  • RomanChamomile drawingSmells nicer than German, most commonly used of the two Chamomiles.
  • Is a mild sensitizer so avoid if you have allergy-prone skin.
  • Blend with Lavender to treat a sunburn.
  • Reduces stress and tension.
  • To relieve sprains, add 4 drops Roman Chamomile to a cold compress.
  • Reduces inflammation.
  • 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 so use carefully if you are prone to allergies.
  • Can massage some in the jaw line of a teething baby. Dilute according to age using the dilution chart.
  • Strong digestive stimulant.
  • Inhale the scent and see how it makes you feel. That’s a great way to get started.

roman-chamomile-imageRecipes

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.

Ease Sore Skin on a Baby

  • 1 drop Roman Chamomile
  • 2 tablespoons F.C.O. (Fractionated Coconut Oil)

Gently apply a very small portion of formula into skin. (12)

Relieve Pregnancy Backache in Third Trimester

  • 2 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 2 drops Sandalwood
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Apply formula to back using gentle massage. Only use during third trimester, not during the first or second. (12)

High Blood Pressure Massage

  • 5 drops Marjoram
  • 5 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 10 drops LavenderRoman chamomile3
  • 1/8 cup Almond oil
  • 1/8 cup Sunflower oil

Store formula in a dark colored glass bottle. Use in an all-over body massage to promote relaxation. (6)

Bath for Insomnia

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

Mix together formula 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. (1)

roman_chamomileTravel 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. (11)

Stress Reliever Massage

  • 4 drops Cedarwood
  • 4 drops Nutmeg
  • 4 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 4 drops Melissa
  • 4 drops Celery Seed
  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba

Massage formula into the back of the neck, shoulders, along the back, especially the midsection, and any other tense areas. (11)

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!

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References

  1. Natural Home Spa by Sian Rees
  2. Seasons of Aromatherapy by Judith Fitzsimmons and Paula M. Bousquet
  3. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy & Herbalism by Julia Lawless
  4. Medical Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt
  5. The Art of Aromatherapy: The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs by Robert B. Tisserand
  6. The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy by Chrissie Wildwood
  7. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
  8. Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child: More Than 300 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Essential Oil Blends, by Valerie Ann Worwood
  9. The Fragrant Mind: Aromatherapy for Personality, Mind, Mood, and Emotion by Valerie Ann Worwood
  10. The Aromatherapy Bible: The Definitive Guide to Using Essential Oils by Gill Farrer-Halls
  11. 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy by Carol Schiller and David Schiller
  12. The Essential Oils Handbook: All the Oils You Will Ever Need for Health, Vitality, and Well-Being by Jennie Harding
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