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Chamomile, German

Chamomilla recutita
Origin: Bulgaria
Size: 2ml

Synonyms: Matricaria recutita, Chamomilla recutit, Matricaria chamomilla, Blue Chamomile, Sweet False Chamomile, Hungarian Chamomile, Wild Chamomile

Cultivation: USDA and EcoCert organic cultivation in Bulgaria

Composition: 100% German Chamomile essential oil, certified organic by USDA and EcoCert

Extraction: Water-steam distillation

Active Constituents: (E)-β-Farnesene, Germacrene D, Chamazulene

Viscosity: Medium to thick

Color: Royal blue

About: German Chamomile essential oil has a royal blue color and a sweet, calming, floral aroma. German Chamomile has an exhaustive amount of literature recommending it for hundreds of uses, but it is best known for promoting a healthy emotional state, relaxation, sleep, normal digestion, muscles, joints and skin. Historically, Chamomile has been used by humans for over 3,000 years and has played an essential part in the pharmacopeias of the ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. Throughout European history chamomile has been planted as ground cover at churches and monasteries for its revered calming effects.

Common Uses: Traditionally, Chamomile has been used to make herbal teas, compresses and salves for maintaining and promoting healthy digestion, relaxation and sleep. Aromatherapists often add Chamomile essential oil to salves, massage oils, and calming blends.

Blends Well With: Bergamot, Calendula CO2, Cardamom, Carrot Seed, Atlas Cedarwood , Blue Tansy, Roman Chamomile, Cistus, Clary Sage, Coriander Seed, Eucalyptus radiata, Fennel, Frankincense, Rose Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Hyssop Decumbens, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lavender Reserve, Lavender Spike, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lemon Verbena, Lime Distilled, Mandarin, Sweet Marjoram, May Chang, Lemon Balm, Myrrh, Neroli, Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Rose Otto, Rose Hip Seed Oil, Rosemary cineole, Rosemary verbenone, Spanish Sage, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Spikenard, Yarrow, Ylang Ylang Complete.

Safety Information: German Chamomile is non-toxic and safe for use with all ages. This essential oil is so gentle that adults can use it straight on the skin without much concern of irritation, however it is best used diluted for the greatest results and experience. For children under 13 use a 5% dilution or less. For infants and toddlers use a 1% dilution (less than 6 drops per ounce of carrier); ideally it would be diffused, however for skin irritation topical application is helpful.   Some may have an allergy to Chamomile if they are allergic to ragweed.

Chemistry:

(E)-β-Farnesene                                    54.2%

Germacrene D                                       5.39%

α-Bisabolol                                            4.58%

α-Bisabolol oxide B                              3.25%

Chamazulene                                        2.62%

α-Bisabolol oxide A                              2.26%

Limonene                                              0.19%

Linalol                                                   0.10%

Shelf life: 4 years in proper conditions before quality gradually declines.

Storage: Store with the cap firmly closed, standing upright, out of direct heat and sunlight.

Notes: Non-GMO, No pesticides, No insecticides, No additives, Gluten free, Vegan, Cruelty free, No carrier oil added.