Peace Oil for Body & Mind – German Chamomile Essential Oil

(Matricaria recutita)

by KG Stiles, Clinical Aromatherapist


A highly respected oil for over 3,000 years! The high Azulene content in True Chamomile gives it a gorgeous shade of deep blue. Its aroma is deep, mellow and sweet, somewhat reminiscent of fresh mown hay. It can stain, so take care!

A very relaxing, peaceful and calming oil, True Chamomile quiets the mind and body by soothing negative emotional feeling states.

Azulene is what gives True Chamomile its highly regarded fever reducing qualities!

Chamomile neutralizes the effects of detoxification during illness, relieving symptoms of fever, body aches and pains.

True Chamomile is gentle and soothing! A restorative, revitalizing and comforting tonic!

One of the most powerful anti-inflammatories in aromatherapy.

Breathe in True Chamomile’s aroma for relieving internal tension, aches & pains.

It readily calms nervousness and agitation that comes from an over active mind.

Beneficial for treating migraine headaches and other stress-related complaints.

Pregnant moms enjoy the soothing aroma of True Chamomile. It helps them to stay calm, rested and relaxed.

True Chamomile is a traditional remedy for fussy babies. Known to help relieve colic, intestinal cramps and gas, as well as to ease teething pain. Because of its benign nature True Chamomile may be used to soothe diaper rash.Use in a very weak dilution of pure jojoba oil of less than 1%.

An excellent sleep aid when suffering from sleep disturbances especially those associated with an agitated state of mind.

Promotes relaxation and ease. Excellent for treating Insomnia.

Helpful for nightmares and night fears!

Inhale True Chamomile just before bed time to sleep like a baby and have sweet and pleasant dreams.

True Chamomile is indicated for those who suffer from depression, lethargy and anger.

Helps you to let go of character traits and habits of mind that do not serve you!

Empowers you to dream a new dream and go with the flow.

May help relieve a short temper, self involvement, finding fault and blaming others, dislike of being inconvenienced, a bad mood and general malaise or discontent with life.

Loners and people who isolate themselves from others because of an oversensitive nature to other’s opinions may benefit from using True Chamomile.

Neutralizes feelings of impatience and irritation.

True Chamomile softens a hardened or too rigid disposition and helps one to be more open and accepting of life as it is. To let go and let be.

For those who suffer from “nothing is ever good enough.”

True Chamomile is indicated for people who often feel out of sorts and out of step with life.

May relieve over achievementitis!

Use when the good life seems always just out of reach. Over striving!

If you’re feeling discontent with your life, disagreeable, easily agitated and irritable then take an essential oil break to inhale German (True) Chamomile.

Chamomile has a long history of helping skin conditions, such as dermatitis, boils, acne, skin rash, eczema and psoriasis.

Chamomile balances sebum production and is useful for both oily and dry, as well as sensitive skin types.

Often used in skin care for treating burns and cuts.

Beneficial for treating the hair and scalp! Use Chamomile to balance any kind of dry, itchy or flaky skin condition.

First Choice for treating inflamed, irritated skin. As an anti-inflammatory Chamomile is powerfully soothing & calming oil for all skin types.

True Chamomile oil is effective when used in a carrier oil such as Jojoba and applied directly to your skin. Use it in any blend for soothing inflamed skin, i.e. acne.

May be useful for treating shingles!

By stimulating the production of red blood cells True Chamomile is known to relieve a variety of aches and pains.

Intestinal cramps and spasms, gastritis and other gastrointestinal discomforts like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Crohn’s Disease respond favorably to Chamomile’s calming influence.

Effective for relieving allergy and hay fever symptoms.

True Chamomile relieves “angry” situations. i.e. accidents and injuries, strains and sprains, pain and swelling. Use to relieve arthritis, indigestion, cramps, spasms and fever. Good for headaches caused by stress, or tension.

Use to relieve common feminine complaints such as amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea premenstrual tension, or menopausal upsets, cystitis, rheumatic type pain and loss of appetite.

In Ayurvedic Medicine, an ancient system of healing practiced in India, the sweet, cooling and herbal aroma of True Chamomile is ideal to regulate and pacify both Vata and Pitta Doshas.

Symptoms of Vata imbalance are premenstrual syndrome, constipation, insomnia, restlessness, nervousness, anxiety and worry.

Symptoms of Pitta imbalance are high blood pressure, anger, frustration and emotional upsets, inability to go with the flow.

BLEND WITH: The effect of using Chamomile alone is quite lovely. In a blend choose the more emotionally supportive oils like Atlas Cedarwood, Himalayan Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium Bourbon, Helichrysum, Lavender, Neroli, Orange, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver.