They’re are two different types of chamomile: Roman Chamomile & German Chamomile. Its botanical name is Chamaemelum comes from the greek meaning ‘earth apple’ or ‘ground apple’. Its scents is refreshing and has an apple like scent. Both chamomiles when made into essential oil contains chamazulene which is an aromatic chemical compound found in a variety of plants. German Chamomile is darker blue and contains just a tad more chamazulene than Roman Chamomile. As Roman Chamomile ages it becomes yellow.
Now i’m gonna get into the people in the past used Chamomile for! In ancient Egypt they used chamomile as an offering to their gods as well as for their skin and hair products.The romans used chamomile for incense and for skin/digestive conditions. Greeks used it as a medicinal herb to treat kidney stones, nervous disorders, and liver disorders. The Anglo-Saxons it was considered one of the 9 sacred herbs of the Anglo-Saxon. They also used it to ward of diseases and to promote health.
These are the current uses of Chamomile! When used as essential oil it helps kill bacteria, prevent/destroy fungal infections, helps with acne, blisters, & allergies. The oil is also used for treating reproductive system probleme like helps with painful periods, irregular periods, and helps encourage menstrual flow. It also helps with irritability caused by PMS or menopause. It helps with insomnia,depression,stress, and mental strain you can use it in the bedtime bath, massage, or shower when used as an oil or air spray. In children it helps with teething, crankiness, and help with colic when used safely and in a gentle oil. It also helps with hiccups! When applied to skin German chamomile oil can have an interaction with certain medications like antidepressants, antipsychotics, ones contaiting estrogen/serotonin.
3 drops Ylang-Ylang
3 drops lavender
2 drops chamomile
1 drop rose absolute or otto
Wear when upset or nervous to calm down
Stand before a mirror, and while looking into your eyes, put on your body.
The Complete Book of Incense, Oils, & Brews by Scott Cunningham
Chamomile-Ginger Inhaler for Hiccups
3 drops chamomile essential oil
2 drops ginger essential oil
1 paper lunch bag
Apply the essential oils to a cotton swab
Drop cotton swab into lunch bag
Cover your nose/mouth with bags opening & take deep breaths until hiccups go away or subside
The Portable Essential Oils A Pocket Reference of Everyday Remedies for Natural Health & Wellness by Anne Kennedy
A gentle spell to reduce the effects of panic attacks, hyperventilation, and social phobias
What youll need:
A favorite piece of jewelry
Rose hip, chamomile, or valerian herbal tea bags or mix
A small bowl to make the tea in
weekly or whenever you feel something will panic you
Make the tea & stir 3 times clockwise, 3 times counterclockwise, & 3 times clockwise as long as you wish in rhythm saying “Nought harm, peace calm, fears flow from me, leaving harmony, inwardly feel, outwardly reveal as peace without cease”
Pass the jewelry over the cooled tea 9 times clockwise repeating the words 9 times
Pour away the tea outdoors and wear the jewelry whenever you know a panic situation may arise, touching it and saying the words in your mind if you feel panic arise
1001 spells The Complete Book of Spells for Every Purpose by Cassandra Eason
Author: Esther of Silfren Circle
Before I get into the properties of lavender, I’d like to tell you a little bit about the history behind it! Lavender is part of the mint family & it gets its name from the latin meaning ‘to wash’. The plant was first farmed the & its distilled oils in the Mediterranean, Middle East and India over 2500 years ago! The Romans used it to scent their baths,beds,clothes,and sometimes their hair. In ancient Egypt they used it as part of the mummification process. It was the Greeks as well as traded to England. It was heard that Cleopatra used its fragrance in her grand seductions! There’s a folklore told that four thieves when captured admitted the brew allowed them to burglarize the houses of plague victims without catching the disease themselves. When finally captured, they offered to trade their recipe in exchange for leniency.
Now onto the properties of lavender! Lavender oil can be used as disinfectant, an antiseptic, an anti-inflammatory and for aromatherapy! If you get a dried satchel of the herb, it keeps pests away from your clothes. Lavender's amazing in an oil roll or diffuser to relieve headaches. You can also use it to help lessen muscle pain and sprains. It helps heal minor burns and bug bites. And, my favorite property is that it attracts love! It also helps with anxiety, insomnia, & clearing the mind,body,and soul. It reduces irritability, apprehension, nervous tension, nightmares, and it is balancing to the psyche. Some other uses are that you can use it for fungal infections & hair loss! There are so many more properties to this amazing plant but it would take me many many hours to tell you all of them.
Here are some spells, oitments, & oil mixtures that contain lavender
4 drops Ylang- Ylang 2 drops Lavender 1 drop Cardamom 1 drop vanilla extract Add the oils to the beeswax/oil base Mix the base & Ylang-Ylang, Lavender, cardamom, and vanilla extract oils together If you’d like let sit in fridge anoint the body when looking for love From the book The Complete Book of Incense, Oils, & Brews by Scott Cunningham
Healing Bath 3 parts Rosemary 2 parts Lavender 2 parts Rose 1 part peppermint 1 part cinnamon To be used with regular medical attention!! This bath speeds up the healing process! Turn on bath & put in the rosemary, lavender, rose, peppermint, and cinnamon Get in bath & relax
To help shake off a cold, add two parts eucalyptus to this formula. From the book The Complete Book of Incense, Oils, & Brews by Scott Cunningham
Author: Esther Segal of Silfren Circle