|Urban Sanctuary carries a multitude of bath and body products with chamomile essential oil, as well as the tea.|
Chamomile is one of nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatory agents. Chamomile soothes, calms and cools both body and spirit. The tea is wonderful for upset stomach, insomnia and nervousness. Both the tea and essential oil are very healing and soothing.
The medicinal and beauty benefits of chamomile were well-employed in ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece. Chamomile tea is used today all over the world as a digestive aid, immune system booster, sleep aid and stomach soother. The essential oil and herbal infusions of chamomile can be found in high quality beauty products, especially cleansers, masks, creams and soothing tinctures for the face. Chamomile has anti-septic properties, which in combination with its ant-inflammatory properties, makes it very effective in clearing up acne, eczema and skin irritations. It is a key ingredient in many sensitive skin products for the face and is often used to treat rashes and burns.
Less known uses of chamomile include treatment of muscle spasms, joint and muscle pain, cleaning of cuts and wounds, support in dealing with diabetes and hyperglycemia and relief from headaches. Almost anything that could be brought on by excess inflammation, heat, agitation or nervous tension is likley to be healed by chamomile. The following list includes a variety of ailments very well treated by chamomile:
- enlarged capillaries
- puffy skin
- joint pain
- muscle spasms
- muscle soreness
- nervousness and anxiety
- joint pain
- burns and rashes
- skin irritation and break outs
- weak or compromised immune system
- menstrual pain
Chamomile essential oil has a very pungent medicinal scent. One drop of chamomile essential oil has the potency of 300 cups of the tea. That being said ,the essential oil aroma is not soft and sweet like the aroma of chamomile tea. It’s quite harsh smelling and is best when diluted or blended with base note essential oils and a carrier oil or cream.
If you don’t currently use chamomile at home, try incorporating it into your health, wellness and beauty routines at home. Here are some ideas to try:
- lay moist tea bags on your eyes for puffiness
- soak in a blended chamomile bath to improve sleep
- use sensitive skin products with chamomile for irritation and redness
- drink the tea to relax and boost immunity
- soak your feet in chamomile tea, bubbles or blended salts for PMS or stress relief