About Cape Chamomile Essential Oil
Cape chamomile, in particular, is known for its ability to support feelings of well being and like other chamomile oils, is indicated for supporting health muscle and joint function. Cape chamomile oil shines as an supportive agent for skin healing, particularly that of skin irritations. It encourages a healthy inflammatory response and supports the skin's ability to regulate sebum or skin oil making it an excellent promoter of skin health.
Cape chamomile’s therapeutic profile includes its rare ability to relax without depressive effects, supporting stress reduction for people in all phases of life, including children. Diffusing cape chamomile essential oil is especially effective to promote calm and relaxation and support deep sleep. It is soothing and supportive to musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, and reproductive systems. Gentle in its action, this variety of chamomile has a high level of safety.
How to Use Cape Chamomile Essential Oil
- Cape chamomile can be applied topically, as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or diffuser.
- Cape chamomile is delightful on its own as a soft and appealing natural perfume, dabbed on pulse points of the neck and wrists.
- Combine cape chamomile oil with yarrow oil and helichrysum oil in a carrier oil to support healthy inflammatory response.
- Add a few drops to bath water before bedtime to support calm, peaceful sleep.
- Diffuse cape chamomile or apply several drops to soles of feet to enhance a healthy immune response and support calm and relaxation.
Cape Chamomile Essential Oil Recipes
Interesting Cape Chamomile Essential Oil Information
Chamomile comes from the Greek chamos, or ground, for its low growing habit, and melos, or apple, for the sweet apple-like scent of its blossoms. Though they share some therapeutic properties, German, Roman, Moroccan, and Cape chamomile oil are all different species. Both Cape and German chamomile contain azulenic compounds. Chamomile was worshipped by the Egyptians for its healing properties, widely employed in Hispanic folk medicine and is today one of the most widely used healing herbs, in the form of teas and tinctures, in the West.
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Safety Considerations for Cape Chamomile Essential Oil
Cape Chamomile Oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Do not take cape chamomile essential oil internally.
Aromatic Profile and Blending Information of Cape Chamomile Essential Oil
- Perfumery Note: Middle
- Odor: Complex floral and fruity, strong, sweet, and herbaceous
- Strength of Initial Aroma: Strong
- Blends Well With: floral oils such as geranium oil, lavender oil, rose oil, ylang-ylang oil, and citrus oils bergamot oil, lemon oil, and neroli oil; also, clary sage oil, benzoin oil, and patchouli oil
- Botanical Name: Eriocephalus punctulatus
- Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)
- Composition: 100% Pure Cape Chamomile Essential Oil
- Origin: South Africa
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Cultivation/Harvesting: Organic
- Plant Part: Flowering tops
- Color: Light translucent to deep blue
- Consistency: Mobile to viscous
- Yield: 0.4% - 1.0%
- Bottle Size: 1 Dram (3.75 mL)