Updated: Jan 6
Chamomile comes from the Greek word chamalmelon which means "earth-apple" because the plant's scent resembles that of an apple. The Roman Chamomile essential oil truly does have a sweet and floral aroma, with an incredible calming quality on emotions and body alike. It's a unique oil that I always have on hand.
Roman Chamomile essential oil is steam distilled from the flower of the plant. These flowers are daisy-like and smell sweet, it takes about 2.5 pounds of flowers to make a 5 ml bottle at doTERRA. The flower heads are normally dried to make tea, and there a wide variety of chamomile types. You can add a few drops to hot water to make your own tea*
In ancient Rome, Roman Chamomile was used to help soldiers take courage during times of war. In the same way, using it gives you the feeling of being supported by life during times of struggle.
What makes this essential oil so calming for the body and mind? The esters. Essential oils high in esters are calming, relaxing, and have balancing effects on mood when diffused. The esters in Roman Chamomile are known for their ability to reduce the appearance of blemishes when applied topically.
Emotionally, it supports healing from feelings of frustration and anger, so when you're in an irritating situation using this oil helps to calm down. It's a perfect oil for sleep as it quiets racing thoughts and calms you on a physiological level. Learn about the psychological and neurological effects of Roman Chamomile here.
It's the oil of spiritual purpose, as it supports you to find purpose and meaning in life, which isn't defined simply in outward actions but housed within. This purpose helps you feel calmer and more at peace. Purpose doesn't come from a job or anything outside of you, it comes from a feeling within that radiates out and touches others.
Roman Chamomile essential oil challenges the belief that if you do what you love, you will end up destitute. Instead it reminds you that to do what you love is to experience true success. This is a limiting belief that's been passed down through society, and it's so refreshing that this can be a tool to reprogram this belief.
This essential oil helps to shed meaningless activities that consume our lives, so we can focus on a more fulfilling work. This is an especially powerful support if you are going through the dark night of the soul stage in awakening, I wrote about the oils that best support you with that here.
Supporting healthy skin, hair and emotions is what Roman chamomile is all about. If you have any skin imperfections, such as scars or bruises, this oil can help heal. I wrote about the best essential oils for scar removal here. If you suffer from insomnia, this oil may help you get some sleep.
Roman Chamomile is a special oil to have in your collection, and as you'll learn below, is found in many of the blends at doTERRA!
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How it smells
Floral, sweet, herbaceous
UK & USA
For dry, irritated and aging skin, apply to area of concern
For lower blood pressure, apply over heart, back of neck, or take in a capsule*
For sciatica and lower back pain, apply to area of concern
For insomnia and overexcitement, diffuse or apply to back of neck and forehead
For pms and cramps, apply to abdomen or areas of discomfort, reapply frequently
For fevers and earaches, apply to bottoms of feet and ears as needed
For parasites and worms, apply to abdomen or take in a capsule to promote expulsion*
For anorexia, apply to back of neck or take in a capsule *
For insect bites, bee and hornet stings, apply to area of concern or take in a capsule*
For allergies and itchy eyes, take in a capsule*, apply near eyes, or on bottoms of feet
For stress and shock, diffuse or apply to back of neck and inhale from cupped hands
For anger, irritability, and agitation diffuse or apply under nose or back of neck
For feelings of frustration, use aromatically or topically to feel purposeful
For feeling connected and supported by divine helpers and guides, and calming insecurities about following one's spiritual path, inhale from bottle, diffuse or apply 1-2 drops on forehead or behind ears. It eases the overactive ego-mind
Ways to Use
Learn about the ways to use Roman Chamomile here!
InTune Focus Blend
Past Tense Tension Blend
Serenity Restful Blend
Clary Calm Women's Monthly Blend
Calmer Restful Kid's Blend
Immortelle Anti-aging Blend
Balance Grounding Blend
How to order
If you’re already a doTERRA customer you can add it to your Loyalty Rewards Order. Not a wholesale member yet? Get Roman Chamomile here.
Be sure to enroll with an enrollment kit if you want to waive the annual $35 fee! Then add on single oils you'd like.
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* Methods of use: I'm only referring to use with doTERRA essential oils. Please use at your own risk with other brands.