But Chamomile has actually been used for its calming and anti-inflammatory properties for hundreds of years.
Since the Middle Ages, people have turned to Chamomile for a multitude of reasons, from a remedy for colic to soothing irritated skin. Derived from a variety of daisy-like plants, Chamomile is brimming with beneficial properties.
Given its traditional history of use for a range of therapeutic indications, many people claim Chamomile is the European equivalent of Chinese Ginseng. Even Peter Rabbit’s mum gave him Chamomile tea when he was feeling ill! So it’s little wonder that the popularity of Chamomile has thrived.
But are the benefits of Chamomile all they are cracked up to be? Well we think so…here’s our top 3 reasons we believe it's so great!
The calming properties of Chamomile are well documented. In fact it’s believed over one million cups of Chamomile tea are supped worldwide every day!
From relaxing with a soothing blend of Chamomile tea, to a stress free soak in the tub with a Chamomile bubble bath, if your nerves are feeling frazzled, Chamomile is a great choice to help restore a feeling of calm and tranquility.
It’s also believed to soothe tired and sore muscles making it a popular choice for bathtime.
If you’re struggling to head to the land of nod, look no further than the soothing vapours of Chamomile.
Believed to help aid a relaxing sleep, Chamomile’s gentle aroma is great for using as part of a bedtime routine, not only for you but also to help settle a fractious baby or toddler.
Chamomile is packed with azulene.
Not only is this a great anti-inflammatory, it’s also useful in helping to soothe dry or sensitive skin. Its natural properties mean it’s also ideal for use on the delicate skin of babies and toddlers.
Care needs to be taken when mixing essential oils at home. Always seek expert advice or instead opt for a ready prepared bubble bath containing naturally derived and certified organic ingredients such as Chamomile.