Uses for German Chamomile
This month’s Essential Oil of the Month is the wonderful German chamomile, with its vivid inky blue colour.
This amazing essential oil makes us think of vivid blue artworks, deep oceans or the sheen of the satin bowerbird.
Sal’s Essential Oil of the Month monograph on German chamomile gives an amazing insight into the depth of scent and the extent of its properties that this amazing blue oil gives. Sal discusses the personality profile of the German chamomile person along with blending tips, subtle aromatherapy, medicinal uses and so much more.
Sal quotes Zeck, whose description of German chamomile is both beautiful and eye opening:
“German chamomile promotes a letting go of the old and stale so that the fresh and new can evolve.”
Many consider the smell of German chamomile overwhelming and unpleasant, yet there are some (a lot of us at the Perfect Potion family) who think the intensely sweet, herbaceous odour with fresh, fruity undertones is pleasant and calming. Just be careful when using this rich essential oil that it doesn’t get on your clothes or skin (unless you’re after a blue tinge).
The best ways to use German chamomile
The soothing oil helps with inflamed skin as well as bactericidal skin diseases. We use German chamomile blended with lavender and neroli in our classic Soothe range for sensitive skin.
The German chamomile in products like Soothe Fine Tuning Solution, Soothe Moisturiser, Soothe Oil and Soothe Cleanser are gentle on sensitive skin, soothe redness and inflammation and help with hydration. Our Soothe Double Cream also contains German chamomile as a key ingredient and is perfect for people with sensitive skin who need a bit more nourishment in the chilly winter months.
Skincare Potions with German Chamomile
The German chamomile in products like Soothe Fine Tuning Solution, Soothe Cream, Soothe Oil and Soothe Cleansing Gel is gentle on sensitive skin, soothes redness and inflammation, and helps with hydration.
Soothe Fine Tuning Solution
|Soothe Cleansing Gel
|Pure Plant Hydration Serum
Pure Plant Hydration Mask
By itself, many find the scent of German chamomile too overpowering and sweet, but when it is blended, this amazing essential oil takes on a whole new personality.
German chamomile is used for emotional frustration, anger, irritability, agitation, mood swings and anxiety as it calms the mind and promotes relaxation. This amazing inky-blue oil is often used for those who seek spiritual understanding, need to let go or find purpose in their life.
Try creating a blend on your own with German chamomile or perhaps pick up one of our essential oil blends in which this amazing oil is a key ingredient.
Essential Oil Blends with German Chamomile
|Expressive Chakra Blend||Emgoddess Demeter Blend|
Sal Battaglia, the vision behind Perfect Potion recommends these German chamomile blends:
|To support detoxification:
|An antispasmodic blend:
|To relax and release nervous tension:
So, the next time you’re in Perfect Potion, either in store or online, try pairing some of these essential oils with German chamomile for a rich and calming experience or pick up something from our Soothe skincare range.
To learn more about German chamomile, make sure you read Sal’s monograph and keep an eye out for Sal’s blog post on blending with German chamomile for our monthly Blend Master competition.