doTERRA's Roman Chamomile essential oil is soothing and calming and can be used for a number of conditions. Its uses date back to Ancient Rome and Greece where it was used for wound healing and digestive or skin issues - my mother always smothered us with white chamomile lotion for our sunburn. For centuries the daisy-like chamomile flower has been used to make a calming tea which is great before bedtime.
Similarly, this oil can be added to water or can be drunk as an additive to tea - one drop is enough. It's very soothing for the nervous system and is an excellent choice of oil to diffuse in your home or child's bedroom if they have difficulty sleeping. It has a sweet herbaceous smell.
While the most common use of chamomile is in teas, Roman Chamomile can also be found in face creams, drinks, hair dyes, shampoos, and perfumes. Roman Chamomile has a calming effect on the skin, mind, and body. It soothes body systems.
The plant reaches only up to a foot in height. It has gray-green leaves, flowers that resemble a daisy, and smells like apple. The plant has been nicknamed the “plant’s physician” because it has positive effects on plants growing nearby.
- Add 1–2 drops to your favourite moisturiser, shampoo, or conditioner to encourage radiant skin and silky, healthy hair.
- Add 1–2 drops to herbal teas or hot drinks to soothe the body and mind.
- Diffuse or apply to the bottom of your feet before bed.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use four to five drops in your diffuser for a calming effect on your home.
Chamomile tea: Dilute one drop in 120 ml or 1/2 cup of liquid.
Topical use:Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Cautions: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.