From the production of distilling plant material, distillates have similar properties to essential oils though much less concentrated. Use at 100% for a body, clothing or room spray.
With full heart felt intentions the herbs were harvested, devoted and introduced to the copper by Lila. Our farm sits just 70 feet from the year round north flowing Salinas River. All waters are pure and untouched by man from the water table in the earth to the still.
Our organic hydrosols are 100% pure botanical extracts. Delicately scented, these high-quality flower waters make wonderful perfumes, linen and aromatherapy sprays, facial mists, and ingredients for homemade body care. One of Lila's favorite way to utilize this amazing energy is to add a bit to a hot bath :-)
Ingredient Function: Masking
Recommended Usage Rate: 5% - 100%
Solubility: Soluble in water.
Shelf Life: 2 years when properly stored.
Warnings: Pregnant or lactating people, or those with known medical conditions should consult with a physician prior to using product.
8 oz/259 ml Amber Glass Bottle
Botanical Name: Matricaria recutita L.
Common Names: Chamomile
Other: German chamomile, Hungarian chamomile, mayweed, sweet false chamomile, true chamomile
Chamomile is a gentle herb known throughout most of the world which has been used continually for many centuries. It is often ingested as a tea for calming purposes and to soothe the digestive tract, and is mild enough to be administered to babies. Chamomile is soothing to the skin, and is often found in lotions and hair products.
Chamomile promotes relaxation and supports digestive health*.
Chamomile was used in ancient Egypt and was given as an offering to their gods. Chamomile has been utilized extensively in Europe as somewhat of a panacea which supported digestive health. Common preparations were teas, baths and sitzbaths, gargles, inhalations, and compresses. Germans refer to this herb as alles zutraut meaning 'capable of anything.' Matricaria chamomilla and Chamaemelum nobile are similar and have been traditionally used interchangeably to some degree, although differences in taste and action have been noted. In the Mexican folkloric tradition, manzanilla was used to support healthy respiratory function and for soothing the stomach and easing digestion. In the highlands of southern Mexico, the Tzeltal Maya make a chamomile tea containing an orange and a lime leaf to lift the mood.
Native Americans have used this and related species since their introduction to the Americas, often utilizing the entire plant. The Aleut drank teas to alleviate gas, and also considered the plant a cure-all. Drinking the tea was a Cherokee trick for "regularity." The Kutenai and Cheyenne got creative, the former making jewelry and the later, perfume, out of the pulverized dry flowers.
Chamomile has magical implications for attracting money and, accordingly, as a hand rinse for gamblers needing good luck. Cosmetically, chamomile has also been used as a rinse for accentuating highlights and lightening blonde hair. Topically, this herb has an emollient effect and is softening and soothing to the skin. It has also been used as a perfume and flavoring agent for liqueurs such as Benedictine and vermouth.
According to an herbalist Matthew Becker, the type of person who responds best to chamomile is one "who complains often…for fretful children…and for adults.