Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) is a mat forming, evergreen perennial with aromatic, finely divided leaves.
In summer, long stalked, solitary flowers with yellow discs and creamy ray florets are produced.
Chamomile flowers are collected when they are in full bloom and used fresh, frozen, or dried.
The fresh flowers are also used to produce chamomile oil by steam distillation.
The dried flowers only keep for one year. These are used for infusions, liquid extracts, powders, vinegars, pot-pourri and dermatological creams.
Chamomile is considered to be anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bactericidal and a mild sedative. It is also used to lighten and condition the hair.
Herbalists use it externally to treat irritated or sore skin.
We add the powdered chamomile directly into the mix when we are making the product.
We use chamomile powder for its soothing properties in our Mmm Melting Marshmallow Moment luxury bath melt. The cocoa butter base gently melts with the heat of the bath water, releasing the chamomile powder and thus creating a calming infusion to bathe in.