“Good for irritation, impatience,
nervous tension and other stress-related disorders”
Latin name: Chamaemelum nobile
Description of plant: A low-growing trailing perennial with finely divided leaves which give the plant a soft feathery appearance.
White daisy-like flowers are borne on solitary stems. The plant is native to southern and Western Europe and is cultivated mainly in Belgium, Britain France, Hungary, Italy and the USA
Nature of oil: A pale yellow liquid. The aroma is sweet and dry with an apple-like tinge. The odour effect is warming and calming
Method of oil extraction: Steam distillation of the flower heads
Blends well with: Citrus essences, clary sage, lavender, geranium, jasmine, neroli, rose, ylang ylang
Specific precautions required: Use sparingly; may irritate sensitive skin. Avoid during the first trimester of pregnancy
Stress-relieving properties include: Good for irritation, impatience, nervous tension and other stress-related disorders
Medical properties include: Skin care (most skin-types), acne, allergies, burns, eczema, inflamed skin conditions, earache, wounds, menstrual pain, premenstrual tension, headache, insomnia
- Wildwood C. Aromatherapy. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 1996.