Matricaria recutica species of the asteraceae family. Our oil is grown by our supplier in eastern England. The essential oil is an inky-blue liquid with a herb-like, slightly sweet scent. Various grades of German chamomile exist. Lower grades typically have dominant, harsh notes. Our top grade oil possesses a smooth, balanced, appealing chamomile aroma. German chamomile turns green then brown with age so always ensure the oil has its fresh, inky-blue colour.
All the chamomiles are known for their soothing properties. German chamomile has a higher percentage of the anti-inflammatory constituent, chamazulene, than other chamomiles or associated species.
Methods of use: Bath, massage, vaporisation, skin and beauty treatments
Cautions: May cause dermatitis in some individuals especially if they are very stressed.