Chamomile Roman Essential Oil is steam distilled from the flowers of wild crafted Anthemis nobilis, also known as Chamaemelum nobile. The Roman variety, varies, significantly, from Chamomile German essential oil, though the names are similar. Chamomile Roman Essential Oil is very similar to Chamomile Cape Essential Oil, in both fragrance and activity. They are interchangeable with regard to therapeutic activity.
Chamomile Roman Essential Oil is well know for its calming activity, with its 70 to 80% esters it is one of the most calming oil there is, only surpassed by Chamomile Cape, in ester content. Some say that it is hard to work with, straight, as it makes them sleepy. In Aromatherapy this is the oil of choice, along with Chamomile Cape, for anti-anxiety and headache treatment. Think of this oil as Lavender on steroids, it's that powerful. This is one of the most popular oils for baby lines and therapeutic treatment lines.
The fragrance of Chamomile Roman Essential Oil is sweet, and floral, with a very clean scent, blending well with almost any other floral oils and all of the citrus oils. Try it at just a drop, or two, to about 10 mls, of any blend, and it will bring out the apple note, contributing a clean scent. Bringing out the apple note requires using it at very low dilution.
||Anthemis nobilis (Chamomile Roman) Flower Oil
||Base / Middle Bridge Note
||Light to Dark Blue Non-Viscous Liquid
||Characteristic Sweet / Floral
Skin Care: all skin types
Psychological: relaxing, relieves stress and tension, quite's the mind
Physiological: powerful anti-anxiety, anti-spasmodic, sedating
Sweet, floral note with fruity (apple) undertones
Blends well with all other citrus, floral and earthy notes, especially the rosy notes
Adds a clean scent to any blend when used at trace (1 drop to 100)