Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
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Plant Origin: USA
Extraction Method: Steam distillation from flowers (organically grown but not certified).
Shelf Life: 5 years in proper storage conditions
Storage: Store upright, lid tight, out of direct heat and sunlight
Selah oil blends that contain Roman Chamomile essential oil:
Uses & Indications
Calming and sedative oil [anxiety/panic] (Price, 275).
Used in blend with lavender and marjoram for depression, headaches and insomnia (Price, 230).
May be used for headaches (Price, 242; 267).
May be used to help with colitis, gastroenteritis, diarrhea, and indigestion (Price, 95).
Analgesic, antispasmodic, helpful for anxiety, shock and nervousness (Price, 247).
Indicated for menstrual problems (dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea) linked to nervous troubles (Price, 61).
Known to relieve muscular aches and pains (Price, 244).
Can be applied with Lavender and Geranium alongside antibiotics to help with mastitis (Price, 243).
Mild essential oil suitable for babies...can be used for a variety of infant complaints (Price, 249).
Can be used for itchy skin problems in place of peppermint for those who have a menthol sensitivity (Price, 283).
May be used for itchy skin in pregnancy (Price, 244).
Post radiation burns, inflammation, insomnia, pressure sores (Buckle).
Nervous conditions, insomnia, antibacterial, antiseptic, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, rheumatism, burns, sunburn, psoriasis, eczema, asthma, hay fever, diarrhea, sprains and strains, nausea, fever, all nervous and depressive states, analgesic, diuretic, sedative, calming, anorexia nervosa, used in rejuvenation treatments, and those kicking the tranquilizer habit it is invaluable (Worwood, 20).
Chamomile is indispensable if you have children because it can be used for teething troubles and in the bath to ease nerves and tetchiness (Worwood, 20).
Valerie Worwood, in her book, Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child, states that Roman Chamomile is invaluable and should be kept in your “Basic Care Kit for Children.” She says that it can be used for: pain relief, fevers, skin problems, rashes, eczema, teething pain, muscular spasm, calming, helps nervousness, insomnia, constipation (Worwood, 34).
Schnaubelt says that Chamomile (antispasmodic, carminative, calming, sedative and tonic to the nervous system) is good for helping with symptoms of Chemotherapy – Induced Vomiting and Nausea.
Abcess, acne, addiction, analgesic, antiallergenic, anti-inflammatory, anxiety, arthritis, bactericidal, boil, burn, chicken pox, cold, colic, cystitis, dental health, diaper rash, earache, eczema, gingivitis, headache, insomnia, irritability, migraine, nausea, psoriasis, sedative, sores, sprains and strains, sunburn, stress, tonsillitis, wounds (Althea Press, 307).
For most skin problems, prevents or destroys fungal infections, kills bacteria, reduces inflammation, promotes the formation of scar tissue, acne, allergies, burns, blisters, cold sores, dermatitis, eczema, inflammations, insect bites, cuts and boils, tight dry and itchy skin, dermatitis, hives, numbs nerves, reduces inflammation, eases pain, arthritis, rheumatism, inflamed joints, sprains, strains, neuralgia, toothache, headaches, migraine, lower back pain, increases the flow of urine, stimulates bile production, aids digestion, stimulates and strengthens the liver, tones the digestive system, flatulence, diarrhea, gastritis, colitis, cystitis, peptic ulcer, nausea, encourages menstrual flow, regulates irregular periods, painful periods, reduce irritability caused by menopause and PMS, anti-insomnia, soothes the overexcitable, relieves mental strain, stress, depression, eases colic, teething, crankiness and restlessness (Purchon, 46-47).
Nerves, migraine, acne, inflammation, insomnia, menstrual problems, dermatitis (Worwood, 397).
More information about Roman Chamomile essential oil click here.
Topical: Dilute and apply to bottoms of feet or other areas of concern.
Ok for babies and children, topically.
Pregnancy and lactation safe with extra dilution.
Click here for the essential oils dilution chart.
Inhalation: Diffuse or inhale directly.
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA
Internal: Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (Schnaubelt 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion. It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
This oil can irritate the skin.
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oil inside the ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
GC/MS Key Constituents:
Pinene <alpha> 7.65% Amyl angelate <4-methyl> 6.86% Isoamyl tiglate 6.60% 2-Butyl tiglate 6.51% Butyrate < 2-methyl-, 3-methylbutyl-> 5.06%
Higley, Connie & Alan. Reference Guide for Essential Oils (2012).
Tisserand, Robert. Essential Oil Safety, Second Ed. (2014).
Buckle, Jane. Clinical Aromatherapy Essential Oils in Practice (2003).
Worwood, Valerie. Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child (2000).
Althea Press. Essential oils, Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing (2015).
Schnaubelt, PhD., Kurt. The Healing Intelligences of Essential Oils (2011).
Purchon, Nerys and Lora Cantele. The Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Handbook for Everyday Wellness (2014).
Worwood, Valerie. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy (1991).
Price, Shirley & Len. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals (2012).
Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy (1995), p. 96.
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