In this spotlight, I’ll be talking about Roman Chamomile Essential Oil. Next week I’ll go over German Chamomile Essential oil.
Believe it or not, they are different! They differ by scent, usage, and chemical makeup. You’ll want to use Roman Chamomile for different things than German Chamomile. I’ll go over all that in the following few.
What’s the difference between Roman Chamomile essential oil and German Chamomile essential oil?
When I think Roman Chamomile, I think calming. When I think German Chamomile, I think healing. Roman Chamomile has a high Ester content (meaning it is soothing, great for skin irritations, and digestive aids), while German Chamomile has a high amount of Oxides (meaning they are anti-inflammatory, relieving of cramps, and great for respiratory issues).
What does Roman Chamomile essential oil smell like?
Think strong Chamomile Tea. I prefer the scent of Roman Chamomile essential oil to German Chamomile essential oil. It smells very earthy, sweet, and almost fruity. I liken the scent to Chamomile Tea and honey.
What can I use Roman Chamomile essential oil for?
- Muscle Aches
- Stomach Aches
Bergamot, clary sage, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, neroli, oakmoss, palmarosa, rose, tea tree (Mountain Rose Herbs)
Roman Chamomile is a very safe essential oil. Many people even use it on babies! I don’t recommend anything but Lavender essential oil with children under 2, but I have heard that a lot of parents will use Roman Chamomile for colicky babies.
Roman Chamomile is antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory. Since it has a high percentage of Esters in it’s chemical makeup, it is great for muscle spasms or cramps.
Sleepy Time Spray
10 Drops Lavender
15 Drops Roman Chamomile
4 oz. Distilled Water
Combine all in a 4 oz sprayer.
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