If skin dryness, acne, blemishes, aging, rosacea and sensitivity are your concerns, your skin needs the healing touch of German Chamomile Essential Oil. The Germans refer it as ‘alles zutraut’, which means the plant ‘is capable of anything’!
Also known as the miraculous ‘Blue Oil’, it has powerful anti-inflammatory phytoactives, making it a healing essential for all skin types. In aromatherapy, the beautiful fragrance of German Chamomile Essential Oil is used to calm the nerves, boost mood and eliminate stress.
Therapeutic properties of German Chamomile Essential Oil
Chamomile is one of the most renowned natural therapeutic ingredients, known for superior soothing properties. However, not all varieties of Chamomile are equal. German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita), is the most potent variant since it contains the highest levels of a phytochemical known as ‘Chamazulene’(a flavonoid).
Chamazulene, along with other active compounds like Apigenin, Matricin, Camphor, Bisabolol and Quercetin are renowned for their excellent anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties. It is especially useful in treating inflamed, sensitive and aging skin.
Benefits of German Chamomile Essential Oil
Let’s find out some of the topical benefits of German Chamomile Oil:
1. Detoxifies the Skin
The active compounds in Chamomile defend the skin from toxins and bacteria. While harsh soaps and chemicals can strip away the natural oils/ moisture, German Chamomile is gentle and effective for pore deep cleansing, toning and flushing out toxins, making it an important natural skin detoxification ingredient.
2. Treats Oily Skin and Minimizes Blemishes & Dark Spots
German Chamomile is an effective ingredient for oily or combination skin, prone to acne and enlarged pores. It perfectly hydrates, calms, tones, hydrates and exfoliates…all of which makes it a perfect ingredient for acne-prone skin.
Matricin in steam-distilled German Chamomile Essential Oil is effective in regenerating and strengthening damaged skin. If you have stubborn dark patches, hyperpigmentation or acne scars, Chamomile Oil works effectively to even skin tone and give it a clear appearance.
3. Reduces Flushing of Rosacea Skin
German Chamomile has some unique ‘Vasoconstrictor’ properties, which is extremely beneficial (not only gentle) for reducing redness and in treating rosacea flares. It minimizes the appearance of broken capillaries/ blotchy redness, and prevents rosacea outbreaks by keeping the skin detoxified and moisturized. Regular topical application provides a balanced and even complexion.
4. Calms Sensitive Skin
If you suffer with sensitive skin conditions like Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis, you can see significant relief with this oil. It contains the compounds Bisabolol and Bisabolol oxides – the two active ingredients found in Hydrocortisone creams, which is the most common treatment that dermatologists recommend for eczema, dermatitis and other sensitive skin conditions. Topical application in the form of this Organic Serum instantly soothes and gives relief from skin irritation, redness and itching.
Editor’s Pro Tip: PuravedaOrganics Organic Anti-aging SBR Serum is uniquely designed to calm down ‘Pitta’ imbalances or the symptoms associated with hypersensitivity, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis. Use it in-sync with SBR Cleanser & Hydrator/Toner (2X times a day) and SBR Papaya & Honey Facial Mask (2-3X times a week) for quicker healing.
5. Moisturizes and Protects Skin Against Aging
Owing to its fatty acid content, Chamomile works as an excellent skin hydrating element. In clinical studies, it was seen that the oil can reduce trans-epidermal water loss for up to 48 hours! When used along with carrier oils of Sweet Almond and Grapeseed, the properties of Chamomile are amplified, which assists in retaining skin elasticity.
You will see great improvement, especially around the age-betraying eye area with our German Chamomile-infused eye treatment serums. Both our Aloe Eye Serum (for daytime) and Eyeline Prevention Oil (overnight eye treatment) contain German Chamomile in an effective concentration that reduces crow’s feet, wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes. Being a potent antioxidant, it neutralizes free radicals which are the main cause of aging/ damage to the skin. Chamomile encourages blood circulation and speeds-up cellular turnover to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin around the eyes, while protecting the skin from UV damage.
The Blue German Chamomile Essential Oil is much more than just a fragrant flower and an amazingly effective treatment for multiple skin problems. However, as a rather strong essential oil, it must never be applied directly on the skin as it may cause irritation, redness, allergies or other hypersensitivity, but instead must be carefully titrated in a formula. If you have sensitive skin, always do a patch test. Keep things simple by using our scientifically validated and 100% wildcrafted German Chamomile-infused Organic Skin Care formulas