Matricaria chamomilla is commonly known as German chamomile, blue chamomile, or pure chamomile. This annual shrub from the Asteraceae family is found in Europe, North Africa, and some parts of Asia. The word chamomile means apple-like, which can be attributed to its tempting fragrance. The plant can grow up to 10-80 centimeters in height and bears white or light blue flowers with a golden flower-head. It has leaflets on both sides of the stem(bipinnate). The leaves and the essential oil derived from this plant are extensively used around the globe for their therapeutic and cosmetic uses.In ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, chamomile was used in herbal medications.
Ecodrop’s Organic German Chamomile essential oil is prepared from chamomile plantations in the fertile lands of Egypt, certified organic by the UK Soil Association. The plant produces the best yield in alkaline clay-like soil under the PH range of 7-9, which is easily available in Egypt. Chamomile flowers bloom between the months of November and February, and harvesting is done in March-April when the flowers are fully mature because the juvenile and older flowers contain a lower concentration and quality of the oil. These flowers are then left to ferment for a while and then transported to the distillery for extraction of the essential oil by steam distillation.
|Country of Origin:||Egypt|
|Botanical Name:||Matricaria chamomilla|
|Extraction Method:||Steam Distillation|
|Parts of Plant used:||Flower|
|Odour:||Herbaceous and sweet|
|Main Components:||Bisabolol oxide A, B- Farnesene|
|Bottled in the UK|
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Benefits and Uses
Skincare: German chamomile essential oil moisturises the skin and is a highly effective treatment for acne and pimples.
Haircare: This amazingly versatile oil moisturises the hair follicles, soothes scalp inflammation, prevents dandruff and lice developments, and guarantees a sound sleep when applied topically on scalp and hair.
Remedy for common ailments: Inhaling its vapours can cure a common cold and flu. It can also lessen migraine pain.
Pain reliever: Massage with German chamomile oil can treat muscle and joint pain and help in handling arthritis pain.
Peaceful menstruation: During menstruation, massage with a diluted version of this oil or diffuse in the room to soothe mood swings and irritability. Its antispasmodic property reduces uterine muscle contractions and relieves cramps.
Fungal infections: It treats fungal infections like athlete’s foot and underarm odour.
Diffusion: Add 4-5 drops to your diffuser. German chamomile oil blends well with Lavender, Clary sage, and Peppermint essential oils.
Creams and lotions: Add 2-3 drops to beauty products and hair packs.
Bath oil: Add 2-3 drops in a tbsp of carrier oil or raw honey. Add it to your bathwater.
Massage oil: Add 6-8 drops in 15 ml of unscented massage oil.
PMS relief: Blend 2-3 drops with equal amounts of Clary sage, Lavender, and Rose essential oils in 15-20 ml of sesame oil. Massage the abdominal area, lower back, and thighs.
UK SOIL ASSOCIATION CERTIFIED ORGANIC
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This product is Soil Association certified* and free from any harsh chemicals, additives and preservatives that are destructive to our beautiful planet & us. It has been manufactured under the strict Soil Association standards (Genuine organic product with quality, integrity and transparency). * “Soil Association Organic Certificate enforces the strict European laws about the production of organic food, animal welfare, protecting human health, and safeguarding the environment. No system of farming has higher levels of animal welfare than farms working to Soil Association organic standards.”
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- For external use only.
- Never use during pregnancy, as it may negatively affect foetus health.
- If you are allergic to flowers from the daisy family, seek expert advice before use.
The information provided is general and should not be taken as medical advice. Neither Ecodrop essential oils nor associated business entities guarantee the accuracy of the information. Please consult your doctor, especially if being used during pregnancy, before using this product. You are also encouraged to test the product to ensure that it meets your needs, before using for mass production.