Wild Moroccan Chamomile is a cousin to the more familiar Roman and German Chamomiles of the daisy floral-family, Asteraceae. Wild Moroccan Chamomile Essential Oil is steam distilled from a chamomile-like cousin perennial plant. This flower oil is something of an anomaly in the essential oil world and there is much to be discovered about it's aroma therapeutic enjoyment. Skincare is where Moroccan Chamomile Essential Oil really shines.
Botanical Name: Ormenis multicaulis (or Ormenis mixtus)
Botanical Family: Asteraceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Flowers
Country of Origin: Morocco
Cultivation Method: Wild harvested
Composition: 100% Ormenis multicaulis
Scent Description: Light, fresh floral, and herbaceous, with butterfly hints of balsam.
Blends well with: Marjoram, Lavender, Rose Otto, Chamomile, Ylang, Lemon, Lime, Bergamot, Tansy, Red Cedar, Pine, Inula, Ravensara, Frankincense, and Myrrh.
Uses: In salt pipes, baths and diffusers. A beneficial soothing balm can be made for massage. Lovely in serums for skin to activate and replenish.
Wild Chamomile Essential Oil contains blue hues yet merely mimics certain qualities of true chamomiles. This Ormenis variety appears to be more stringent than the ester–opulent Roman Chamomile and sesquiterpene-abundant German Chamomile. According to essential oil expert Kurt Schnaubelt, this strain of chamomile is a powerhouse for the skin, confirming to us that this unique essential oil is a skin do-all.
"This sweet-petaled flower, which closes as the dusk sky changes into deep velvet blue, is often mistaken for another... this fragrance reveals the true inner spirit, yet if required, will provide the camouflage sometimes needed to hide a sweet and tender-spirited heart."
~ Valerie Ann Worwood, Aromatherapy for the Soul