German Chamomile (matricaria chamomilla/recutica) is a viscous, intensely sweet essential oil. It is extensively used in pharmaceutical products for its healing properties. Its beautiful deep blue colour comes from azulene, which makes it an excellent anti-inflammatory. German Chamomile is widely used as a skin care remedy, and has greater anti-inflammatory properties than Roman Chamomile (anthemis nobilis). German Chamomile is a powerful, strengthening, soothing, grounding oil which helps create a deep sense of inner calm.
Aromatherapy/Home Use example:
To reduce inflammation caused by a newly pulled muscle or sprain, apply a cold compress with 2 drops German Chamomile, 2 drops Peppermint, and 2 drops Lavender High Altitude. These same oils, diluted in carrier oil, is also beneficial for applying topically on the bruised and swollen area.
Safety: May cause skin dermatitis in allergy-prone individuals.