Calming and cooling, Floracopeia's organic blue chamomile oil is among the most supportive for a healthy inflammatory response to be found in nature’s pharmacopeia. Used since ancient times, and known as “German chamomile”, this cousin of the daisy is also among the gentlest of oils, ideal for children, the elderly, and those with sensitive skin. Floracopeia's blue chamomile oil, with its deep hue and exceptional aromatic profile, is derived from organic chamomile flowers cultivated in Nepal.
Bottle Size: 1/4 dram (.94 ml)
Please Note: Our testers are a sampler size and therefore we cannot accept any returns, refunds or exchanges unless the product is damaged in shipping.
Blue chamomile's high azulene content is what endows chamomile essential oil with its deep, rich blue tone as well as its highly regarded ability to nourish and restore healthy immune system function. The German 'blue' chamomile essential oil enhances a healthy inflammatory response and radiates outwards over a wide range of applications including supporting healthy joint function, promoting relaxation and deep, restful sleep. Its supportive ability to enhance a healthy inflammatory response along with its ability to nourish and restore healthy sebum or skin oil have made it an excellent natural support for skin health and beauty.
Blue chamomile’s therapeutic profile includes its rare ability to sedate without depressive effects, promoting feelings of well being for people in all phases of life, including children. It is also soothing and supportive to musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal and reproductive systems. Gentle in its action, this variety of chamomile has a high level of safety.
Blue chamomile can be applied topically, as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or diffuser.
Combine blue chamomile with yarrow and helichrysum in a carrier oil or applied topically to support a healthy inflammatory response.
Add a few drops to bath water before bedtime to promote calm, peaceful sleep.
Diffuse blue chamomile or apply several drops to soles of feet to support a healthy immune response and enhance calm and relaxation.
Blue Chamomile Oil Recipes:
Children's Immune Support blend: 1 drop spearmint, 2 drops blue chamomile, 2 drops lavender in 1/2 oz. carrier oil, rubbed over tummy before bedtime (to diffuse, omit carrier oil)
Gentlest aromatic bath for all ages: 2 drops blue chamomile, 2 drops lavender in warm bath water
The word Matricaria is derived from the Latin matrix, or womb, referring to its widespread traditional use by women for gynecological health. 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 and Moroccan chamomile oil are all different species. German, or blue chamomile has a higher azulene content than its Roman counterpart. This constituent also gives the oil its characteristic blue color. The azulene is not present in the fresh flower but is produced during the process of distillation.
Chamomile is often call "the plant doctor" by botanists because of its ability to assist in the health and growth of other essential oil producing plants, especially those from the mint family.
Blue 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 Blue Chamomile Essential Oil:
Non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. Do not take blue chamomile essential oil internally or use during pregnancy.
Aromatic Profile and Blending of Blue Chamomile Essential Oil:
Perfumery Note: Middle
Odor: Strong, warm, and herbaceous; sweet, apple-like fruity freshness
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium to strong
Dry-out: Warm and mellow, tobacco-like
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: Matricaria recutita, Matricaria chamomilla
Family: Asteraceae (Compositae)
Composition: 100% Pure Matricaria chamomilla oil
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Plant Part: Flowering tops
Color: Deep, greenish-blue to inky blue
Consistency: Mobile to viscous
Yield: .4 - 1.0%
Bottle Size: 15ml
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.