Chamomile - The Calming Flower

July 11, 2017

Chamomile is our next herb up for feature. This daisy like flower has a distinct floral scent that many people adore. It has many incredible properties that we will highlight in this blog post!

 

 

History

Chamomile has been used for centuries to help with sleep and many other ailments. The Egyptians worshipped this plant and thought it more precious than all other herbs. Hieroglyphs depict this herb being used over 2000 years ago for cosmetic purposes. The noble women applied infusions with it to their skin to maintain radiance. Greek physicians often prescribed this herb to reduce fever and for many other ailments. The herb was frequently included in doctor's medicine bags in colonial times. The herb is said to have originated in Britain. It has long been revered all over the world as a crucial healing plant.

Healing + Medicinal Properties

Chamomile has SO many amazing properties. It is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and also frequently used as a sedative + muscle relaxant. It's anti-inflammatory properties make it excellent for wound healing and skin conditions such as eczema. It is helpful for relieving the itch and inflammation that comes along with insect bites. We frequently use chamomile in our healing preparations because of these incredible abilities. 

It's sedative effects have been used for centuries as a sleep aid when made into a tea. Chamomile tea has even been used to ease labor pains!

Cosmetic Uses

The compound levomenol present in the flower can reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve the skin's texture with regular use. This amazing herb helps to reduce redness and works to improve skin tone. The flavonoids found in the flower act as an antioxidant, which helps guard the skin against damage from free radicals. For use in hair care, chamomile tea can be used to lighten hair naturally.

As you can see, chamomile is quite amazing and has numerous benefits for medicinal and cosmetic uses. It's my all time favorite herb! We hope you learned something from this post and begin to incorporate chamomile into your routine.

 

 

Try It:

We use chamomile in many of our products. See the benefits for yourself by using and of the following products:

Soothe Me Body Butter

This floral healing butter is perfect for skin conditions such as eczema. Added bonus, it smells amazing. Click the picture to shop! 

 

 

Help Me Heal Herbal Healing Salve

This healing salve is a natural alternative to Neosporin and if great for healing dry cracked skin. Learn more by clicking below.

 

 

Stress Be Gone Body Scrub

 

This calming body scrub will leave your skin oh so soft and hydrated. Click below to try it.

 

 

Need My Beauty Sleep Body + Pillow Mist

 

This calming pillow + body mist can help you drift off the natural way. Click the picture to shop.

 

 

Stress Be Gone Bath Soak

 

This relaxing bath soak helps ease your day away while you detox. Shop below.

 

 

Aches Be Gone Bath Soak

 

This detoxing soak can help ease sore tired muscles. Shop it by clicking the picture

 

 

Need My Beauty Sleep Bath Soak

 

This bath soak detoxes your body and helps you drift off the natural way. Shop below.

 

 

 

 

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