Chamomile - Essential Oil - Tanacetum annum - Morocco - New Directions Aromatics
Botanical Name: Tanacetum annum
Sabinene: 15 - 25%
Camphor: 10 - 15%
Chamazolene: Approx. 20%
Plant Part: Flowers
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A bluish to green liquid with a medium viscosity.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A strong middle note, this Chamomile has a sweetish, warm and spicy herbaceous scent.
Product Abstract: Also called Blue Tansy and Moroccan Chamomile, the plant grows to 90-125 cm high with very hairy leaves and tubular yellow flowers, surrounded by white ligulets. Native to northwest Africa and southern Spain, it probably evolved from the very common Ormenis species that grows all around the Mediterranean but which does not have the blue colour. It has many of the same qualities as Roman chamomile, except that it has the highest percentage of azulene of all the chamomiles. It is used in many commercial cosmetic products targeting consumers who prefer all natural ingredients.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.