If you’ve ever relaxed while sipping a cup of chamomile tea, you are familiar with its aroma and lightly sedative effect. Roman chamomile essential oil offers a more powerful sedative property than German chamomile, and its fragrance is a bit sweeter. If you are selecting just a few essential oils to keep on hand, consider making this one of them. Its anti-inflammatory action is impressive, and its usefulness in addressing skin complaints, headaches, and stress-related conditions is remarkable.
- Use in the bath or shower for absorption and aromatherapy benefits
- Diffuse for aromatherapy benefits
- Gargle, diluted, for tonsillitis
- Massage, diluted, for physical ailments
- Use as mouthwash for dental health
- Use neat on wounds
- Use with compress for muscle pain and stiffness
Roman chamomile essential oil has a deeply relaxing effect and should not be used prior to driving, operating machinery, or doing other tasks that require concentration. Because it can stimulate menstrual flow, pregnant women should avoid Roman chamomile essential oil. Do not use if you are pregnant. May act as a sedative.
Abscess Acne Addiction Analgesic Anger Antiallergenic Anti-inflammatory Anxiety Arthritis Bactericidal Boil Burn Chickenpox 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