Roman Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) is an essential oil that is well regarded in both aromatherapy and perfuming. With a sweet and delicate aroma that is reminiscent of apples, there's no question why its Latin name translates to Apple of the Earth. In aromatherapy applications, Roman Chamomile provides for us by nourishing and assisting ailments of our body and minds.
Roman Chamomile has been utilized in medical applications for over 2,000 years and is noted for its anti-inflammatory, nervine and sedative properties. Recommended for treating muscular pain, Roman Chamomile may help reduce inflammation in tissues as well as numb the nerves. These properties are specifically useful for addressing sprains, strains and arthritis. Try using in a hot compress or as part of a massage to help relieve the body of tension and pain.
When it comes to the mind, Roman Chamomile is a gentle and warming friend. Traditionally consumed as a bedtime tea to help ease the busy mind, Roman Chamomile is also helpful for relaxation in essential oil form. In times of stress, depression, or when dealing with sleep conditions like insomnia, look no further than Roman Chamomile. Try using for massage (gently warming a carrier oil first can help create an indulging experience), in the bath or in a diffuser to obtain its benefits.
Listed below are two master blends that use Roman Chamomile: one for the body, and one for the mind.
When our bodies develop tension it can leave us rigid and uncomfortable. Help ease those muscles into relaxation by using this blend in the bath with Epsom Salts (5 drops of this Master Blend in 1 cup of Epsom Salts).