Cape Chamomile Essential Oil
Cape Chamomile is a small, white-flowering shrub with fleshy, gland-dotted leaves native to South Africa.
- Botanical Family: Asteraceae
- Part of Plant Used: Aerial parts of the flowers
- Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
- Variations: Typically Cape Chamomile is steam distilled. It is from the same family as German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, and Blue Tansy.
- Chemistry: Cape Chamomile is comprised of esters including: 2-methylbutyl 2 methylpropanoate and linalyl acetate.
- Musculoskeletal: pain relief for muscle cramps and spasms in addition to other inflammations
- Nervous System: supports difficult emotional states and stress helping to provide calm and benefits sleep
- Skin: soothes inflamed and itchy skin, and is particular good for wound healing
- Reproductive: relief for menstrual cramps
- Spiritual: Supports the Throat Chakra associated with expression and communication. Supports the Heart chakra associated with love, relationships, transformation, and integration.
- Scent Profile: Mid to top note with a strong, but sweet, fruity, apple-like aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Cape Chamomile can last up to 100 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Floral, Herbaceous
- Blends well with: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Ylang Ylang
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Products Using Cape Chamomile Essential Oil
- Coming Soon
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tisserand Institute. "Essential Oil Safety Masterclass." Course Materials. 2018.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.