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5 interesting uses of the chamomile essential oil

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The chamomile essential oil is extracted from steam distilling the popular chamomile flowers. This plant can be found in many parts of the world which is why it is commonly used in medicinal processes.

The health benefits of the chamomile essential oils can be attributed as the follows:

  • Antispasmodic
  • Antiseptic
  • Antibiotic
  • Antidepressant
  • Anti-neuralgic
  • Anti phlogistic
  • Carminative
  • Cholagogue
  • Cicatrisant
  • Emenagogue
  • Analgesic
  • Febrifuge
  • Hepatic
  • Sedative
  • Nervine
  • Digestive
  • Tonic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Bactericidal
  • Sudorific
  • Stomachic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-infectious
  • Vermifuge
  • Vulnerary substance

5 interesting uses of the chamomile essential oils are:

  • Adding 1–2 drops of the chamomile essential oil to your moisturizer, shampoo, or conditioner ids youthful looking skin and hair.
  • Adding 1–2 drops to herbal teas or hot drinks will soothe the body and mind.
  • Diffusing or topically applying this oil to the bottoms of your feet at bedtime assures a restful night’s sleep.
  • For a healthy skin you can add chamomile essential oil to your lotion, or use a very small amount of essential oil mixed with coconut oil.
  • Rinse the hair with a few drops of diluted chamomile essential oil to get that lovely shine instantly. You could add a few drops of this oil to your henna mixture and then apply it, for an accentuated look with those highlights that got damaged.

The major components of this essential oil are:

  • Alpha Pinene
  • Beta Pinene
  • Camphene
  • Caryophyllene
  • Sabinene
  • Myrcene
  • Gamma Terpinene
  • Pinocarvone
  • Farsenol
  • Cineole
  • Propyl Angelate
  • Butyl Angelate