Chamomile Hydrosol (Roman )
Compositae or Asteraceae
Method of extraction
Roman Chamomile hydrosol is wonderful for skin care, for calming sensitivities, rashes, rosacea, acne, heat rash and redness skin. Can be used as all-in-one makeup remover, skin cleanser, and toner. It is astringent, combine it with lavender for very dry skin.
It is the number-one choice for baby care. It can safely be used right from birth, in bath water and as a soothing mist for bedding. Mothers can use it diluted to wash the breast area, and in addition to helping prevent cracked and sore nipple, its calming properties will make feeding time even more relaxing.
Because of its effect on the nervous system, chamomile is a useful aid in stress reduction, depression, relaxation, insomnia, and aggravation.
Roman chamomile is one of the only four hydrosols recommended as an eyewash, with German chamomile, cornflower, and green myrtle being the others. Compress eyes and wash them frequently with this and/or German chamomile for conjunctivitis. It is a good daily eyewash for soothing the effects of pollution, computer burn, and general redness.
Basically, Roman chamomile is a must-have hydrosol.
Topical use as a toner, compress or in a mask for skin care, or use as skin cleanser and makeup remover;
Spray and moisten the hair;
Baby’s diaper-rash redness and pain can be soothed with 10% diluted chamomile, or use neat applications of a 50:50 blend of Roman chamomile and lavender hydrosols to compress the tender skin.
New mothers can use it in a compress or a sitz bath for postpartum relief. Homemade wet wipes for babies and young children should always include chamomile.
Use as a bedtime tea or bath for reducing stress, for physical relaxation and for a restful night. Intake suggests dilution under 3%, follow your therapist as well.