Getting Down to Essentials: Chamomile

Clients in need of winding down or relieving stress will appreciate it when you suggest Chamomile. While a nice cup of tea might be what they had in mind, surprise them with a massage or skin care treatment featuring Chamomile Essential Oil. With its pleasant apple-like scent, Chamomile Essential Oil helps calm nerves and aids relaxation. No wonder it is also used to help fight insomnia.

You can trace the use of Chamomile back thousands of years. Then Greeks, Romans and Egyptians used the herb for healing as well as for calming nerves. Over time, the healing effects of Chamomile found their way into other treatments to aid sleep, relieve digestive issues, calm muscle spasms, and help prevent and treat colds.

Use in Medicine

Chamomile has been used an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, mild astringent, and healing medicine. It has been used to treat wounds, ulcers, eczema, skin irritations, bruises, burns, neuralgia, sciatica, rheumatic pain, and other ailments. It is also widely used to treat inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes and for various bacterial infections.[1]

Heals Cuts and Wounds

A double-blind trial in 1987 looked at the therapeutic efficacy of Chamomile extract. The extract was evaluated on 14 patients to determine the epithelial (refers to epithelium, which lines internal and external surfaces of the body) and drying effect on weeping wound area after dermabrasion of tattoos. The doctor judged the period of the healing and drying process. The decrease of the weeping wound area as well as the drying tendency was statistically significant.[2]

Boosts Skin Care

Chamomile’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a common ingredient in skincare products. Its antioxidant-rich flavonoids help the skin recover from sun damage and boost elastin and collage production. Azulene, a liquid hydrocarbon present in the essential oil of the Chamomile flower, has soothing and antibacterial properties, anti-inflammatory effects and is believed to assist in cell regeneration.

You will find Chamomile Essential Oil in several BIOTONE products:

Calming Aromatherapy Massage Lotion: Calming massage lotion is made with a 100% essential oil blend of Chamomile, Lavender, Rosewood, Tangerine, Petitgrain, and Balsam Peru. It contains Jojoba, Avocado, and Olive oils, known for their skin-soothing benefits. Shea and Mango butters give a luxuriously silky feel and smooth finish. With extended glide with fewer applications, this lotion is excellent for all massage modalities. Harmonize the body and comfort the senses with these natural senses.

Pure Touch Organics Massage Creme: Pure Touch Organics Massage Creme provides rich, thick hypoallergenic qualities in an unscented creme. Organic Jojoba Oil and Organic Shea Butter rich in Vitamins A, E, & F combined with Organic Chamomile Botanicals, provide skin nourishment along with soothing and healing properties. Organic Sunflower and Sesame Oils give added skincare benefits and deep hydration.

Herbal Select Massage Creme: Experience the fine, satiny smooth application of this luxurious full-body massage formula. Light, non-greasy texture penetrates quickly to moisturize and condition the skin while assuring an effortless glide and consistent workability. It contains intensive hydrating Sea Kelp and Aloe Vera plus fragrant, soothing botanicals to melt away stress. It includes Roman Chamomile to calm, English Lavender to heal, Clover Blossom helps ease skin disorders, and Blue Malva to moisturize dehydrated skin.

Relaxing Therapeutic Massage Creme: Relaxing Therapeutic Massage Creme is healing and soothing to the skin. Contains Certified Organic Botanicals of Lavender, Passion Flower, Melissa, Chamomile, and Sage to reduce tension, ease stress and promote complete relaxation. The pure essential oil of Lavender gives a light scent that calms the body and mind. This natural massage creme provides a smooth glide with a moisturized, non-greasy finish.



[1] Srivastava JK, Shankar E, Gupta S. Chamomile: A herbal medicine of the past with bright future. Mol Med Rep. 2010;3(6):895-901. doi:10.3892/mmr.2010.377
[2] Glowania HJ, Raulin C, Swoboda M. Wirkung der Kamille in der Wundheilung--eine klinische Doppelblindstudie [Effect of chamomile on wound healing--a clinical double-blind study]. Z Hautkr. 1987 Sep 1;62(17):1262, 1267-71. German. PMID: 3318194.