How to ease stress with Roman Chamomile essential oil

by | Nov 14, 2023 | DIY, Essential oils, Holistic solutions, Natural health | 0 comments

Stress is a common issue that affects many of us daily. It can manifest in a variety of ways, including anxiety, fatigue, and irritability.

While there are many different methods to ease stress, such as exercise and yoga therapy, one natural option that is gaining popularity is the use of essential oils.

One essential oil that is particularly effective for stress relief is roman chamomile essential oil.

In this blog post, we will explore the benefits of Roman chamomile essential oil for stress relief, as well as how to use it safely and effectively.

Roman chamomile promotes emotional flexibility and stability.

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Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) essential oil is derived from the flower of the chamomile plant and has been used for centuries for its calming and soothing properties. It's a member of the Asteraceae family.

Roman chamomile promotes emotional flexibility and stability.

The essential oil is extracted through steam distillation and among the chemical compounds or constituents, esters constitute ~ 75% which contribute to the oil’s relaxing properties.

Roman chamomile can soothe and ease tension at its source, specifically in the brain and nervous system, making it an effective solution for stress-related conditions. 1

From an emotional perspective, Roman chamomile is known as the Oil of Spiritual Purpose and is said to help you connect to your sense of divine purpose.2 For me, the floral notes invite a sense of heart opening like a flower blossoms and my shoulders immediately drop.

How to use Roman chamomile essential oil

Diffusing: Adding essential oils to a diffuser is the fastest way to affect your nervous system and your mood. It also provides a way to create a soothing, inviting (or energizing) atmosphere in your home.

My go-to bedtime ritual is to diffuse this blend to help me sleep like a baby. Adjust the ratios to your liking:

  • Lavender – 4 drops
  • Roman chamomile – 2 drops
  • Bergamot – 1 drop

Topical: Applying (safely diluted*) blends of essential oils to the skin is a lovely way to anoint yourself and can also provide relief to a specific area of the body.

Here’s a “Release the Perfectionist Blend” from one of my favorite books about the energetics of essential oils. 4

  • Roman Chamomile – 4 drops
  • Frankincense – 1 drop
  • Grapefruit – 3 drops
  • Neroli – 2 drops
  • Carrier oil – almond or fractionated coconut oil

Again, adjust the ratios to your liking. I apply this blend to my temples or back of neck before sitting down to write scientific manuscripts or review the works of other scientists.

Notes on safe use of Roman chamomile

Avoid using it if you are allergic to asters, daisies, chrysanthemums, or ragweed. Do not use pregnant or nursing. Roman chamomile should be avoided in the first trimester of pregnancy.

If using on the skin, I recommend diluting essential oils  before applying. Almond oil or coconut oil are great for this, but any carrier oil will work.  

Always avoid the eyes when using essential oils. If you do get oils near the eyes or other sensitive area, flush with a carrier oil – not water. Remember, “like dissolves like.”

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Embodiment Practice with Roman chamomile essential oil

Aroma is powerful and can activate breath awareness to calm your anxious mind and soothe your nervous system. This can be easy.

<Simply open the bottle and hold it near your nose. Inhale. It really only takes a single breath.

Take a moment, sit comfortably with your Roman chamomile essential oil and repeat an affirmation to ground and nurture yourself. A few I enjoy are:

  1. I breathe in calm and peace. I breathe out tension.
  2. I step into life with intention and release trivial things.
  3. My body is relaxed. I am content.

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Experiment with any of these practices and let me know in the comments below what you learned. We grow together in community. If you want more information on how essential oils can soothe a worried mind, calm your restless body or mind for better sleep, sign up for my newsletter (below). Gift giving is my love language, so expect easy-to-follow guides for feeling your best!

1 Holmes, Peter. 2016. Aromatica. A Clinical Guide to Essential Oil Therapeutics. Volume 1: Principles and Profiles. Singing Dragon, 399 pp.
2 Essential Emotions, LLC. 2018. Emotions and Essential Oils, 7th edition. Essential Emotions, 167 pp.
3 Mojay, Gabriel. 1997. Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit. Healing Arts Press, 191 pp.
4 Barralet and Boscarello Ovens. 2019. Gifts of the Essential Oils. Alchemy House Publishing, 245 pp.

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