This South African wild-harvested relative of chamomile offers a stunning translucent blue essential oil rich in therapeutic compounds. Its exquisite range of fruit and floral notes make it perhaps the most aromatically appealing of all chamomile oils.
Bottle Size: 1 dram (3.75 ml)
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. 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.
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.
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:
Gentlest aromatic bath for all ages: 2 drops cape chamomile, 2 drops lavender in warm bath water
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:
Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Do not take cape chamomile essential oil internally.
Aromatic Profile and Blending 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, lavender, rose, ylang ylang, and citrus oils bergamot, lemon, and neroli; also, clary sage, benzoin, and patchouli
Botanical Name: Eriocephalus punctulatus
Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)
Composition: 100% Pure Cape chamomile oil
Origin: South Africa
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Plant Part: Flowering tops
Color: Light translucent to deep blue
Consistency: Mobile to viscous
Yield: .4 - 1.0%
Bottle Size: 15ml
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