Latin name: Matricaria recutita
Plant family: Asteraceae
An annual strongly aromatic herb growing up to 60cm high, with delicate feathery leaves and simple daisy-like white flowers on single stems. In appearance it is very similar to the corn chamomile however can be distinguished from it as the latter is scentless.
Hydrolats are gentle and effective. They are known as hydrosols or floral waters and these are aromatic waters produced by steam distillation of botanical materials used during the production of essential oils. Containing not only the most water-soluble chemicals from the plant materials but also microscopic drops of the essential oils.
Spray Tops Available in 100ml only, 500ml - 1000ml screw tops
Properties & Uses
Keeps skin healthy, beneficial for baby care to reduce teething pain and inflammation, cams diarrhoea promotes sleep, calms sensitive skin, rosacea, burns, razor rash.
Mildly astringent, gently uplifting.
How to use
Skin Treatments Use hydrolats as cleansers, and toners, to make masks and for facial spritzers. Either use 50/50 with purified water or undiluted.
Room Refreshers Spray liberally around pets, cooking areas, bedrooms and other areas of your environment. Particularly useful in the office to help prevent the spread of disease.
Mouthwash and Gargle Dilute 1:10 for children and 1:4 for adults for gargles and mouthwashes to help strengthen gums, freshen breath, relieve sore throats, ulcers, thrush and toothache.
Health Drink To help promote a healthy, balanced body, dilute 200mls of hydrolat into 1 litre of water and drink throughout the day.
Baths Add up to 100mls to an adult bath and 50mls to a child’s bath. Hydrolats can also be used in sitz baths.
Compress Soak a cloth in hydrosol and compress to the area being treated. For a hot compress use a cold cloth and for hot, use a hot cloth. Wrap up the area with plastic film and leave for 30 minutes.
German Chamomile Hydrolat Safety Data Sheet