Aromatherapy, essential oils & potions

Calm Chamomile

Chamomile

“The bathing with a decoction of camomile taketh away weariness, easeth pains to what part of the body soever they be applied.”

Nicholas Culpeper – Culpeper’s Complete Herbal

There are wonderful patches of chamomile lawn in the garden here which give off the delicate appley scent of the herb when walked upon or freshly mown.  I’m trying to keep some areas mower-free to allow the chamomile to grow so that I can harvest the flowers to make chamomile tea and other lovely concoctions.  Chamomile is great to use in hair treatments (especially for blondes), skin cream and calming eye patches.

I love Culpeper’s quote.  It has not lost any importance over time and Chamomile is still one of the most popular essential oils when looking for something soothing, calming and anti-inflammatory.  Great to use in baths and massage oil, one of my personal favourites is a combination of Chamomile and Lavender in an evening sea-salt bath ~ a real stress-buster and aid to sleep.  Aaaaahh…….

What do you use Chamomile for?  Leave a comment and share your thoughts ♥

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