Chamomile Essential Oil
Chamomile largely retains the reputation that it enjoyed historically as a cure-all. It is widely considered to be cleansing and to facilitate feelings of relaxation, which has made it a popular ingredient in natural sedatives and sleep aids, in natural remedies to manage feelings of anxiety, as well as in detoxifying and purifying formulations to support the body's natural healing abilities.
Used topically, Chamomile extract is reputed to help manage feelings of discomfort from inflammation and irritation. For this reason, it is a common ingredient in products that address a variety of skin conditions, including eczema, dermatitis, dryness, soreness, and itchiness. Due to its soothing touch, Chamomile extract it is also reputed to promote positive, relaxed feelings, which in turn help to further enhance physical comfort.
Used cosmetically, Chamomile extract is valued for its cleansing and moisturizing properties. As in ancient times, it remains popular in natural beauty products, into which it is often added to soften and brighten the skin and hair, to help balance oily skin, and to help manage the appearance of blemishes and acne. It is further known to be a beneficial ingredient in rejuvenating blends, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars due to a rich concentration of phytochemicals and polyphenols.