Chamomile naturally lightens and brightens the skin, evening out the skin tone. It’s famous for its ability to sooth and calm everything it touches, so it’s perfect for STEAMCREAM. It increases elasticity so reduces sagging, softens dry skin and reduces puffiness, so it’s great in the morning. It’s also naturally antiseptic and antibacterial, so great for skin that tends to break out.
Country of origin: Hungary & Morocco
A little more information for the curious…
We use the German variety of chamomile known as chamomile blue and scented mayweed.
It is a sweetly scented annual or biennial with branched stems and finely divided leaves. Daisy-like flowers are produced from early summer to autumn. Flowers are collected when first fully opened and used in many ways.
The oil is extracted by steam distillation. It is strikingly blue. This blue colour is due to chamazulene, its main constituent. The vibrancy of the blue hue is an indicator of the oils freshness - the older the oil, the greener it becomes.
Chamomile is one of the gentlest essential oils, making it suitable for children. It is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bactericidal and sedative.
Aromatherapists have used it to treat bruises, allergies, stress and depression. It is helpful for sensitive skins. It is used in aromatherapy to help hormone fluctuations and to ease period pains.
Chamomile can be used as an alternative to lavender, but works well with it in blends as we do in STEAMCREAM.
Many believe it to be calming for the mind, body and soul, soothing for both the emotions and the skin. It is referred to as the oil for everything