matricaria × chamomilla
This week, the chamomile essential oil was used over and over again. It’s winter, the world is in despair. It just felt right to surround myself with the sweet, gentle embrace of chamomile. Learn about the science and the art of creating your own pleasing German chamomile diffuser blends. And enjoy these beautiful tried and true blends from our home apothecary.
Here in Tunisia, soon as spring time rolls around, chamomile grows wild all around. I used to buy my chamomile tea from the US, until I realized it was widely available in local markets. I was absolutely shocked at how fresh and beautiful the chamomile is here. It’s my little ones favorite tea, so we enjoy it every night. So many wonderful memories around us swinging outdoors in the evenings, with our warm cup of tea and plenty of honey. Chamomile is a very special plant to me.
Where do I find chamomile essential oil for my diffuser blends?
Chamomile essential oil German Chamomile essential oil has a beautiful aroma that helps create a peaceful atmosphere. The Chamomile German plant is an annual, From May to August it flowers, sporting top-heavy flower heads with a sweet fragrance, almost like straw. German Chamomile contains azulene, which gives the oil a deep blue color. This blue crystal is not actually present in the plant itself, but forms in the oil. Our family always chooses Young Living for our essential oils and household items. If you fancy, read more here.
Whether you’re well seasoned or just starting with oils
One of the most exciting practices for those just starting with essential oils, is the practice of synergistically blending oils to be carried out aromatically. And just wait til you find out that combining them can enhance their therapeutic purposes.
When you start to familiarize yourself with your oils and develop an affinity for certain plants, you will begin to identify and appreciate their scent family (floral, herbaceous, woodsy) as well the way in which they make you feel. For example, lavender tends to be calming, and lime tends to be energizing. Rose essential oil pairs well with spicy, citrus, and woody scented oils.
Using a systematic and highly reflective process, the skills and understanding required to create a balanced, harmonious, and pleasant blends can be developed and refined over time. However, if you’re a newbie to oils – use this guide to help understand what to put together.
matricaria × chamomilla characteristics
Strength of Aroma: Medium
The science and art of blending essential oils
I am sharing my favorite essential oil blends with chamomile, a sweet and gentle scent I will never get tired of.
All of these blends can be considered calming, grounding, and for me, memory provoking. Whether you’re crafting for aesthetic or purpose, you’re going to have fun.
How do I store my German chamomile diffuser blends?
Once your perfect blend has been created, it is time to seal and label your glass bottle, place it in a cool, dark place. Some individuals prefer to store their blends inside a refrigerator.
By doing allow your oils to sit and settle in this environment, you allow the constituents of each oil to interact in a synergistic way. The final aroma may even transform a bit.
The proper storage of your blend is important to ensure it lasts longer and does not degrade due to The best way to store pure essential oil blends is in an amber or cobalt-blue dark glass bottle with a tight-fitting lid to avoid ultraviolet light or heat, and kept away from moisture, heat, and sunlight.
German chamomile diffuser blends
This blend reminds me of that sweet transition between seasons.
A beautiful, super floral blend that transports you to a field of flowers
❁ drop rose
Sweet and spicy for when you want a clean, relaxed environment
I use this before bed and I sleep so beautifully!
Chamomile blends so beautifully with this herbaceous scents. I love this blend when I’m preparing healthy meals.
❁ clary sage
❁ drop basil
I have this gorgeous blend ready for my morning yoga. You’re going to love it!