Soothing. Calming. Relaxing.
Do I have your attention?
Could you use a little more of those things in your life? If the answer is yes (and I think it is for most of us!) then you need Roman Chamomile! This sweet, floral oil has some great uses to help promote calm in your life. Let's look a few of it's benefits.
Roman Chamomile Benefits
Roman Chamomile can help soothe your skin, which is why it is often found in face creams, shampoos, and other self-care products. Those soothing benefits go beyond the topical benefits. Roman Chamomile may also help calm your body when taken internally. That is why you often see Chamomile teas as bedtime teas. Some studies also show it may also help support a healthy immune system function when taken internally. I'd say those are some great benefits!
All of these benefits make Roman Chaomile a great way to relax your mind when stressed.
In this short video I share some of my favorite uses and benefits of Roman Chamomile.
Roman Chamomile Uses
Tea - Let's start with one of the most obvious ones. Chances are when you hear Chamomile, you think tea...and for good reason! Chamomile is popular in nighttime teas because of it's ability to relax your mind and body for sleep. Here's a simple recipe to try using Roman Chamomile oil.
Skin - I mentioned above that Roman Chamomile can be soothing to the skin. An easy way to tap into this benefit is to add a drop or two to the moisturizer, shampoo or conditioner you already use. It will soothe your body, and may promote youthful-looking skin and hair!
Sleep - A report on Sleepheath.org says that 70% of adults report that they do not get enough sleep at least one night a month, and 11% say they get insufficient sleep every night. That's a big deal! We need sleep. We function better. We drive better. We're better human beings. The great news is, Roman Chamomile may help you achieve a more restful night. You can diffuse it or put a little on the bottoms of your feet before going to bed. You could also rub a little on the feet of your little one if they are fussy before nap or bedtime. If you have never used it on them before, it is best to diffuse it with a carrier oil for the first use.
Chill Out - Having one of those days where you need to chill out? Wondering how to calm down when you are stressed? Feeling irritable and angry? Try putting a little Roman Chamomile on your pulse points or put a few drops in your hands and inhale it. You can also try diffusing it. It may help you let go of that tension and anger.
Bath Time - Looking for a relaxing activity? There was human clinical research done with women in postpartum care.* They found a combination of Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, and Orange oil in an aroma-sitz bath or soap provided soothing properties. Don't want to take the time for a sitz bath? Try this Roman Chamomile bath salt recipe.
Immune Function Support - I mentioned above that Roman Chamomile may help support healthy immune system function used internally. To enjoy this benefits simply add a few drops to a hot drink or water. If you don't love the flavor, you can also put a few drops in a veggie cap.
Room Refresher - Here is a recipe for a room spray using Roman Chamomile. That way you can enjoy the scent in the room without a diffuser.
Spa Day - Want a facial without the cost and hastle of going to the spa? Here is a simple recipe for a face mask using Roman Chamomile.
Bee Stings - Some people find Roman Chamomile to help soothe bee stings. For this use, apply it on location and then put a cool compress on the location.
Parasites - Roman Chamomile may also aid with parasties. Take it in a veggie cap or in a beverage. Topically you can apply it with a warm compress on your abdomen or feet.
Nursing Mammas - For all you mammas that nurse your babies, Roman Chamomile may help soothe sore nipples.
Now that you've read these 11 uses for Roman Chamomile, I want to hear what your favortie use is for it! Comment below.