Keep reading to learn more about the aromatherapy benefits of chamomile from Christine, the owner of HD Soap and a certified aromatherapist!
Chamomile! Chamomile! Chamomile! Oh, how I love this little flower! We have used this flower in some of our scrubs, and in 2017 we included chamomile in our Bath Tea! Do you remember that product? It was our epsom salts, mixed with rose petals, calendula, lavender, and what would become one of our most favorite essential oil blends (and I know that had to be because it included chamomile): RELAX!
We discontinued the Bath Tea, but the essential oil blend was a knockout. The rest is history!
Chamomile will always be a winter-to-spring transition oil for me, which is why I am so excited for one of our newest products releasing this weekend…stay tuned on Friday! You are not going to want to miss out on our newest soap for your hair!
Where does chamomile essential oil come from?
Chamomile is extracted from the flowers by steam distillation
What does it smell like?
Chamomile smells like soft, earthy floral tones with mellow, honey vibes, plus crisp green apple and herbaceous top notes
Why choose chamomile essential oil?
Chamomile helps with dry, itchy skin. It is known to help cut down redness and blemishes. It is great for helping with sunburn. Because of its calming properties, people really find it beneficial to use before bedtime to help them go to sleep!
Chamomile is found in our Calendula Balm Stick, as well as our Relax products. I love it in our Calendula Balm Stick for dry and irritated skin. This combination is perfect for moisturizing and repairing skin.
Due to the high cost of chamomile essential oil, I recommend using our Relax Essential Oil Blend; these combos will be amazing together!
5 drops of Relax
3 drops of Ylang Ylang
2 drop of Cedarwood
5 drops of Relax
3 drops of Geranium
2 drop of Frankincense
What are the aromatic benefits of diffusing chamomile?
Inhaling the aroma of chamomile tea relaxes both the mind and body.
What should we watch out for when using chamomile essential oil?
Chamomile is generally safe for use, but watch out for your pets, as you would not want them to ingest this essential oil.
What are your favorite DIY recipes with chamomile?
Who wants to try making their own bath tea?! It may be more involved than diffusing essential oils, but I think you will love this great bath soak. Grab a cup of chamomile tea and relax!
HD Soap’s Floral Bath Tea Recipe (For Personal Use)
1 cup epsom salts
1/4 cup dried rose petals
1/4 cup calendula petals
1/4 cup of dried lavender
15-30 drops of essential oil (if desired)
Add all dry ingredients to a bowl and stir. Add essential oils if desired and stir again. Keep in an airtight container until you are ready to use. (Don’t want to mess with the pretty petals in your bathtub? No worries, just omit them!) Add to a warm bath and enjoy!
You should also check out this recipe for how to make your own chamomile tea! This looks so fun and delish; we need to try it on Life of a Soapmaker!
Chamomile Tea from Food.com
2 T. of chamomile flowers (fresh is best, but it’s winter so dry will have to do!)
2 cups of boiling water
2 thin slices of apple
Rinse the flowers with cool water. Warm your tea pot with boiling water. Add the apple slices to the pot and mash them with a wooden spoon. Add the chamomile flowers and pour in the 2 cups of boiling water. Cover and steep for 3-5 minutes. Strain the tea into two cups. Add honey to taste. Drink and enjoy!