One of the most popular essential oils out there is chamomile. Extracted from the chamomile plant, it has been used for centuries for health and wellness benefits. When using chamomile oil, you should dilute it with a carrier oil like olive or coconut oil. Here are 10 great reasons to add Chamomile to your essential oil cabinet.
Chamomile essential oil is known for its skin soothing properties. It can even out skin tone, too! Apply some diluted to your face and neck after a shower to reap the benefits.
Did you get a little too much sun? Apply some diluted chamomile oil to your sunburn to heal your skin and get some relief.
Chamomile has long been used as a natural anti-depressant. If you’re feeling blue, diffuse some chamomile into the air, or apply some to the palm of your hands and inhale deeply. You can also add a drop or two to a warm bath to lift your mood.
Chamomile is also great at helping you to get a good night’s sleep. It has been used for centuries as a tea to help to bring on a restful night’s sleep. If you’re feeling restless, diffuse some chamomile into the air, or mist the sheets with a mix of water and a few drops of chamomile. You can also apply diluted chamomile oil to the bottoms of your feet.
Chamomile can aid in the production of digestive juices, which are essential to healthy digestion. It also aids the overall digestive process.
Heal Scars and Wounds
Chamomile oil can reduce swelling, and help skin to heal after a burn or cut. It also relieves pain associated with those. Additionally, it can calm when you are upset or anxious, so it might be a great choice for a kid who has a big scrape, or a bad bruise from a fall.
Chamomile is great for the treatment of dandruff, since it moisturizes the scalp. It can relieve the dryness and itching associated with the condition.
Control PMS Symptom
If you suffer from PMS each month, try using chamomile oil to treat your symptoms. You can diffuse it into the air, or apply some to your abdomen to relieve the pain and discomfort (as well as the mood swings!) associated with PMS
Urinary Tract Health
Chamomile is a natural diuretic, so it helps to keep your urinary tract clean and healthy. This can help to prevent painful urinary tract infections or kidney infections.
As mentioned before, chamomile oil soothes the skin and moisturizes the skin. It also can help to clear blemishes or pimples, and keep them from scarring the skin.
These are just some of the amazing uses for chamomile essential oil. There are lots of others not mentioned here, but this gives you a great start! Do you know of other uses for chamomile?