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Chamomile Essential Oil, Cape


Organic South Africa



Eriocephalus Punctulatus

Cape chamomile enjoys the distinction of being extraordinarily high in esters, which accounts for its outstanding fragrant, sweet, fruity aroma. Like its cousin German chamomile, Cape chamomile is highly regarded for its ability to support a healthy inflammatory response and immune health.



1 Dram (3.75 mL)
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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 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 Oil Recipes



Children's Immune Blend: 1 drop spearmint oil, 2 drops cape chamomile, 2 drops lavender oil in 1/2 oz. carrier oil, rubbed over tummy before bedtime (to diffuse, omit carrier oil)

Gentlest aromatic bath for all ages: 2 drops cape chamomile, 2 drops lavender oil in warm bath water

Interesting Cape Chamomile 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.

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 & Blending Information for Cape Chamomile 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

Product Details


Botanical Name: Eriocephalus punctulatus
Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)
Composition: 100% Pure Cape chamomile oil
Origin: South Africa
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Cultivation/Harvesting: Organic
Plant Part: Flowering tops
Color: Light translucent to deep blue
Consistency: Mobile to viscous
Yield: .4 - 1.0%
Bottle Size: 15ml

Why Floracopeia?

Floracopeia was established to help preserve and promote the use of botanical medicines as solutions to the widespread ecological destruction taking place in the world, and the loss of medicinal plants on which traditional medical systems depend. We provide our customers with the highest quality essential oils and other botanical aromatic treasures through the promotion of ecological sustainability, organic agriculture, and agro-forestry projects.

Our products are acclaimed for their therapeutic-grade, high quality at affordable prices. We provide artisanal quality oils produced by small family-based distillers. We buy directly from farmers and distillers, thus supporting the local economies in which the plants are grown. We do not buy oils from the world-brokers. Floracopeia is founded with a strong medical orientation and is involved in a number of global eco-projects based in grass roots health care, spirituality, reforestation projects, and the preservation and restoration of ethno-botanical culture.

Safety Guidelines:

Essential oils are potentially irritating to the skin and mucus membranes. Do not use essential oils directly on the skin undiluted. Do not take essential oils internally. If you are pregnant or nursing please see your health care provider before using essential oils.

Carrier oils and hydrosols are non-toxic to the skin, non-sensitizing, and can be used undiluted on the skin.