Essential Oil Profile: Roman Chamomile

Monday, March 20th, 2023 |  Article by: Liza Docken

What’s in a Name? “Chamomile” comes from the Greek khamaimēlon, which means ‘earth apple’ due to the apple-like scent of chamomile flowers. Related to the daisy, these flowers are often dried for use as herbal medicine, including tea.

History: Roman Chamomile has one of the longest recorded histories of the herbal world, going back several millennium. It was dedicated by the ancient Egyptians to their sun god, Ra, and used by the soldiers of ancient Rome to bring courage before battle.
Blending Recommendations: As the root word ’earth apple’ would suggest, this essential oil has a sweet, fruit-like scent that can be quite strong and pungent. Roman Chamomile blends well with the following oils:
+Sweet Orange
+Lemon Balm
+Carrot Seed
+Other varietiesof Chamomile
Products Containing Roman Chamomile
PranaKids Sleep Diffusion Blend – This diffusion blend combines Roman Chamomile with Lavender, Petitgrain, and Mandarin to ease tension and promote restful sleep. Diffuse 3-4 drops in the hour leading to bedtime.
Menstrual Cramp Formula – This wellness blend is formulated with Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Sweet Marjoram, and Aniseed. Not only does this formula soothe discomfort during menstruation, but it is also great for general muscle tension. Gently massage 1-5 drops undiluted on desired area. Best coupled with a heating pad or warm bath.
Down Time – Another indispensable wellness blend combining Roman Chamomile, Sweet Orange, Atlas Cedarwood, and Lavender. This blend is perfect for unwinding at the end of a busy day, supporting deep relaxation and sound sleep. Diffuse in an ultrasonic diffuser or rub a couple drops between your palms to breathe in the comfort.
Sleep Aid – Our original sleep formula combines Roman Chamomile with Vetiver, Spikenard, Clary Sage, and Sweet Orange to help you calm down and soothe the nerves after a hectic day. This blend is great in a diffuser, inhaled from the palms, or rubbed into the feet at bedtime.