The flower heads of this member of the daisy family are gathered in Nepal and steam distilled to produce this distinctive blue oil with a strong scent. The active ingredient of German blue chamomile essential oil is ‘chamazulene’, which gives it its distinctive blue colour and is responsible for its therapeutic benefits. It has a similar aroma to Roman chamomile but has a particularly straw-like note. Both German and Roman chamomile will be a valuable addition to your essential oil kit as both oils have different attributes.
Mix this straw-scented oil with many different essential oils including bergamot, geranium, lavender, jasmine, clary sage and patchouli, to name just a few.
|Botanical name||Matricaria chamomilla|
|Colour||Blue to blue-green liquid|
|Plant part||Flower heads|
|Extraction method||Steam distilled|
|Strength of aroma||Strong|
|Blends well with||Chamomile German Blue essential oil blends well with Clary Sage, Bergamot, Geranium, Lavender, Neroli, Jasmine, Patchouli, Rose, Tea Tree, Lemon and Ylang-ylang|
|Cautions||Chamomile German Blue essential oil can cause dermatitis in some individuals and should not be used during pregnancy because it is a uterine stimulant|