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Top 4 Ways to Use Chamomile Roman: Our Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week


Top 4 Ways to Use Chamomile Roman: Our Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

Chamomile Roman

Latin name: Chamaemelum nobile

Aroma Description: Sweet, “green”, herbaceous apple-like scent

Therapeutic benefits

  • Helps ease both kids and adults into sleep.
  • Eases sore muscles after a strenuous workout and soothes aging or aching joints.
  • Creates a relaxing and soothing atmosphere and helps relieve worry and tension.
  • Soothes red, dry or irritated skin.
  • Helps relieve symptoms associated with seasonal allergies.


Yes! Chamomile Roman IS KidSafe.

Essential oil bottles next to chamomile and lavender flowers

Dilution instructions:

Dilute to 2-5% in a carrier oil and apply to red or irritated skin.

Diffusion instructions:

Add a few drops to your diffuser to help relax and unwind before bed.

Oils to blend with:

Bergamot, Chamomile German, Clary Sage, Geranium Egyptian, Jasmine Absolute, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Patchouli, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang Complete.

Additional reading

Chamomile has become one of those plants that is inextricably linked with calm and sleep. Whether it’s a few drops in your diffuser or a cup of tea before bedtime, Chamomile brings to mind the sweet moments of relaxation before bed. Like many oils, there are two different kinds of Chamomile available: German and Roman. To learn more about what sets each oil apart, check out this in-depth blog post. Now let’s take a look at everything this sweet, apple-like essential oil has to offer.

woman asleep in bed with a sleep mask

Exceptionally Calming

When it comes to calm and relaxation, Chamomile Roman is a great oil to have in your arsenal. It’s soothing and perfect for helping ease both kids and adults into sleep, which is why it’s one of the main ingredients in both our KidSafe Calming the Child and Nighty Night blends. It’s especially good for helping with insomnia. Diffuse it or apply topically before bedtime to help you relax. For an especially relaxing bath blend, add two drops with two drops of Chamomile German and one drop of Peppermint to one tablespoon of body wash. Then add to your nighttime bath to help promote relaxation.

woman rubbing her sore neck

Fantastic for Sore Muscles

Chamomile probably isn’t the first oil that comes to mind when you’re looking for something to help with muscle pain, but it shouldn’t be overlooked! Its anti-inflammatory properties can help soothe sore muscles and ease joint pain associated with aging or overuse. Dilute to 2-5% in your favorite carrier oil and massage onto the area of concern. Or whip up our Sore Muscles Master Blend to have on hand next time you work out. It will have you feeling better and back at the gym in no time.

Girl itching bug bite on her arm

Soothing to the Skin

Bug bites, rashes, itchy skin, irritation… Chamomile Roman can help! When applied topically, it can help soothe itchiness, irritation or redness. And since this oil is gentle, it’s great for when your little ones need some extra TLC. For smaller issues like bug bits, dilute to 5% in a carrier oil, but for larger areas or daily use, dilute to 2% in a carrier oil or lotion.

Woman sitting at her desk stressed out

Helps with Worry and Tension

In addition to helping bring relaxation and calm before bed, Chamomile is also very useful for helping relieve worry, tension, anger, and other turbulent emotions. Because sometimes we all have those days where everything seems to go wrong and we need just a bit of peace and calm. Personal aromatherapy inhalers are a fantastic way to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of your favorite essential oils no matter where you are.