Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
Roman Chamomile is a low-growing plant with feathery leaves and large flowers and is native to Southwest Europe and is grown in other parts of Europe, North Africa, and Southwest Asia.
- Botanical Family: Asteraceae
- Other Common Names: English Chamomile
- Part of Plant Used: Leaves/Flowers
- Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
- Variations: Roman Chamomile is related to Cape Chamomile, German Chamomile, and Blue Tansy.
- Chemistry: Roman Chamomile is high in esters (iso-butyl angelate, iso-amyl angelate, methylbutyl angelate, 2-methylbutyl angelate).
- Digestive: soothes stress related digestive issues as well as other digestive ailments
- Musculoskeletal: relief from muscular tension, spasms, cramps, and inflammation; particularly soothing for restless legs
- Nervous System: soothing for stress, stress related conditions, intense emotional states, headaches, and migraines; reduce the impact of racing thoughts in a restless mind.
- Reproductive: relieves symptoms of PMS
- Pregnancy: helps with heartburn, digestive relief, nausea, stretch marks, sleep and relaxation, headaches, clogged milk ducts, and general discomfort from cramps, inflammation, carpal tunnel, and tension
- Babies & Children: Can be used in place of Tea Tree for anti-inflammatory conditions. It also soothes pain, calms emotions, and is calming for sleep.
- Skin: soothes irritated and inflamed skin conditions
- Spiritual: supports the Heart Chakra associated with love, relationships, transformation, and integration
- Scent Profile: mid to top note with a sweet, fruity herbaceous aroma reminiscent of apples
- Longevity: The aroma of Roman Chamomile can last up to 112 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Herbaceous
- Blends well with: Angelica Root, Carrot Seed, Cape Chamomile, German Chamomile, Clary Sage, Honey, Khella, Lavender, Mandarin, Marjoram, Melissa, Spikenard, Sweet Orange, Tumeric, Ylang Ylang
- None known. GRAS.
Products Using Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.