Chamomile German - Essential Oil (Bulgaria) - Matricaria recutita - Bulgaria - New Directions Aromatics
Botanical Name: Matricaria recutita
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, this variety of Chamomile Essential Oil has a distinct herbaceous aroma with a slight sweet undertone.
Product Abstract: Chamomile, an annual native of Europe and Western Asia, grows to a height of 90-125 cm and has characteristically hairy leaves with 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, with the fresh blooms exuding a pleasing apple-scent. In use for centuries, Chamomile was a symbol of omnipotence of the Egyptian god, Ra; to the Saxons, it was one of nine sacred herbs, and in Europe it was used as a strewing herb during the Middle Ages.
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.