Ingredient to Love: Chamomile for Calming Hydration

We love Chamomile, and thought we’d give you some extra reasons to love it too!

Chamomile, the mini daisy-like flowering plant, has been widely used for many medicinal and cosmetic purposes dating back to Ancient Egypt.

Known for it’s soothing properties, chamomile is one of the most popular flowers used in herbal tea today. The Romans used it to flavor beverages of all sorts and loved it as incense. Roman Chamomile smells likes apples – which is lovely! The Germans used it primarily for medicinal benefits and in tea, which is why German Chamomile is the variety most commonly used in herbal teas today.

The essential oil extracted from each of these varieties is beneficial in skincare. Here’s more of a chamomile history lesson if you’re interested!

Useful for everything from calming inflamed Acne and Rosacea to hydrating dry skin, this beautiful extract (essential oil) can be found on many ingredient decks. Chamomile is one of the gentlest essential oils available, even approved for prenatal use. It also aids in cell regeneration and the healing processes of the skin. The icing on the cake is that this oil blends easily with other calming and hydrating ingredients like lavender, azulene, basil and green tea. Think of it as the Switzerland of essential oils. It plays very well with others!

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Need some help remaining calm (and hydrated)?Try a cup of German Chamomile tea after dinner or before bed. Save your leftover tea bags: keep them in the fridge overnight, and use them as eye compresses in the morning to de-puff! You can also find Roman Chamomile in Aroma Bella’s Gentle Moisture line

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