Botanical Name: Anthemis nobilis
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Characteristics: Chamomile, Roman, Anthemis nobilis –produces a pale yellow to pale blue mobile liquid that may be difficult to pour. It tends to run around the lip of containers and is best used with a euro-dropper top. It is a high ester oil and as expected has an almost cloying sweet aroma of high intensity making it noticeable in blends at less than one percent.
It is reported to be helpful when treating skin, circulation, digestive, reproductive health, and nervous system. Like German Chamomile this can be expensive and is subject to seasonal shortages. The production of Roman chamomile is challenging from seed to bottle. In every stage this oil is harder to produce than many other oils. Few western farmers are willing to trade a staple like soy beans or corn for such a problem child. For these and other reasons it will likely continue to be an oil with limited production.
Adulterations of this oil are difficult and often easy to reveal, and even the synthetic versions of Roman Chamomile’s constituents are rare and expensive to manufacture. For a long time there were only a few companies synthesizing these specific esters. Vendors with a wide range of products and complex sales strategies can offer sales of this oil at prices that seem lower than normal but they can’t sustain them indefinitely because they will sell out. It is an overstated, convenient myth that price checking is a good way to validate the purity of an oil. If all of a company’s products are underpriced it is suspicious. If there are occasionally random oils that are below market prices it doesn’t necessarily indicate anything but they may be trying to move the product and generate more activity. Sometimes a market moves fast enough that pricing is overlooked so the company will notice the oversight later.
Please Note: The information on EOQA.com is only provided for educational purposes, and further research should be done on each essential oil to be assured of its proper usage for each individual. Aromatherapy is not meant to be a replacement for care under a qualified health professional, but should be considered a complimentary form of healthcare.
1 oz, 4 oz, 1 lb, 1 kg