Blue chamomile oil is distilled from the German chamomile plant, and it gets its name from its blue color. It has a deep blue, almost black color to the oil. Chamomile may add a pleasant scent to your skin cleanser, but it’s probably best known for its soothing abilities. It’s generally held that blue chamomile helps the body relax and fall asleep, and people also use it to treat digestive problems. It’s also known for its ability to alleviate skin conditions like psoriasis, acne and eczema.
The oil can be used internally or externally. Chamomile blue can be found in various massage oils and herbal mixtures. It is oftentimes used in shampoos, cosmetics, and perfumes. Additionally, the oil is a common ingredient found in many skincare products.
Blue Chamomile is effective in treating menopausal and menstrual problems, headache, nervous tension, migraine, inflamed joints, muscular pain and arthritis. It is also known as an effective skin care remedy. Emotionally Blue Chamomile eases anxiety, tension, anger and fear. Calming the mind, it promotes relaxation and peace.
Blue Chamomile essential oil has a high content of azulene, the active organic compound of chamomile, which bears a blue color. Azulene has anti-inflammatory, skin healing properties. This oil is most suitable as an ingredient for skin care products.
Blue chamomile is derived from the German chamomile plant, which is an upright growing annual. There are German chamomile plants that were breed for a high azulene content to use in the manufacturing of medicinal chamomile products.
Despite its benefits, you should be careful when using a product containing blue chamomile, whether it’s a skin cleanser or tea. While it is safe for most people, be careful if you have asthma, since it could make the condition worse. If you’re pregnant, you should avoid it as well, because there is a risk of miscarriage.