Chamomile German - Essential Oil - Matricaria chamomilla L - Hungary - New directions Aromatics, Canada
Botanical Name: Matricaria chamomilla L
α-Bisabolol: 30 - 40%
Farnesene: 20 - 38%
Chamazulene: 4 - 4.5%
Plant Part: Flowers
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A deep blue to bluish-green liquid with a medium viscosity.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A medium middle note, Chamomile Essential Oil has an herbaceous fragrance similar to that of freshly mown straw, only with a dry, almost bittersweet note.
Product Abstract: Chamomile is an annual native of Europe and Western Asia, growing to 90-125 cm high with very hairy leaves and tubular yellow flowers, surrounded by white ligulets. The word 'chamomile' comes from the Greek word chamomaela or ground apple, referring to the fact that the plant grows low to the ground, and the fresh blooms have a pleasing apple-scent. In use for centuries, chamomile was a symbol of the omnipotence of the Egyptian god, Ra; to the Saxons it was one of nine sacred herbs; and in Europe during the Middle Ages it was used as a strewing herb.
Cautions: Dilute before use; May cause skin irritation in some individuals, and should be avoided by those allergic to ragweed; 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.