Is it just for Sleep? Learning more about Roman Chamomile

Is it just for sleep? 

This amazing oil has a chemical profile full of Esters. What are Esters?

Esters are formed when an esterification reaction occurs between an alcohol and a carboxylic acid functional group. An ester is essentially a combination of these two functional groups and incudes a carbon atom with a double bond to an oxygen molecule, a single bond to an oxygen molecule, and a sing...le bond to another carbon molecule (usually written -COO- or -COOC-). Esters can be identified from the proper chemical name, which usually ends with the suffix “-yl, ” “-ate, ” or “-ester.” Common esters found in essential oils are methyl salicylate, linalyl acetate, and neryl acetate.

Main Health Effects:

Calming, relaxing, soothing, and balancing effects on mood
Reduces the appearance of skin blemishes
Provides a soothing and warming sensation when applied topically
Other oils that are ester heavy - Birch, Wintergreen, Clary Sage

  • Calms down frazzled nerves
  • Help Improve sleep
  • Put a drop on both temples or two drops on the back of the neck if you are irritable or agitated- it maybe a good oil to keep in your office drawer if you have a more stressful job
  • Apply 2 drops over heart or diffuse to unlock and let go of emotions related to discouragement, frustration, unsettled & drudgery. This oil encourages you to do what you love & focus on a purpose in life
  • By helping balance nerves it can in turn balance hormones. It has come up in EDS testing for helping support the hypothalamus. (The master gland in the body.... Learn more about its function next Tuesday's post)
  • Can be mixed with with moisturizer to help reduce appearance scars or fine lines 

    Have you used Roman Chamomile before? What's your favorite way to use it?