Roman Chamomile is one of my favorite essential oils! It is baby safe so I always have it in the house and use it often since I know that I can use it around my infant daughter.
In my opinion, Roman Chamomile is an essential oil that should most definitely be part of your collection. It is perfect for use at nighttime when you need to relax and wind down or can be used during the day when you are feeling anxious to help calm you. It is also safe for use on infants so it is a favorite around here at bed time and to help combat teething pain.
I received a bottle of Roman Chamomile Essential Oil in order to create this post. If you are interested in learning about using essential oils to naturally care for your family then please visit the Essential Oil Nurse: Your Source For Natural Solutions.
I want to share with you a great recipe for DIY Soothing Chamomile Whipped Body Balm. This recipe is safe for use by all members of the family. My husband loves to put it on after shaving to soothe any razor burn, I put it on before bed to moisturize my skin and help my mind relax instead of focusing on my never ending To-Do List, and my daughter gets little dab of it on her bottom at diaper changes at the first sign of redness to prevent diaper rash.
Gather Your Materials:
- 4 Tbsp of shea butter
- 4 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp beeswax (pellets are easier to work with but I only had a brick on hand)
- doTERRA Roman Chamomile Essential Oil (learn more from Essential Oil Nurse)
- 1 small saucepan
- 1 jar to melt the ingredients (optional, but keeps your regular kitchen saucepan clean)
- 1 6 oz. container for storage (or several smaller containers like I prefer using)
- metal bowl
- electric mixer
Let’s Get Started!:
- Start out by melting the beeswax on low heat (photo left below). You can add it directly to the saucepan but I prefer to add it to a mason jar in order for easier cleanup.
- Once beeswax has completely melted add in the shea butter and coconut oil. Stir until completely melted then transfer to the metal bowl. (photo right below)
- Allow the mixture to cool in the bowl. When the top layer is no longer see-through it is time to add the essential oil. Add 8-10 drops of doTERRA Roman Chamomile Essential Oil.
NOTE: In order for this to be safe for use on my infant daughter I use roughly a 0.25% dilution. (Google “Essential Oil Dilution Chart” if you need more information on this) 0.25% dilution is equivalent to one drop of EO per 4 teaspoons of carrier. This step can be tailored to your dilution needs based on who the recipe is for.
- Use your electric mixer to whip up the balm and then use a spatula to transfer to your container.
Whipping the balm means it will not cool in to a hard block like most beeswax based products. It will not be as creamy as a traditional lotion but will be soft enough to easily scoop with your finger and rub on to skin.
If you are interested in learning more about doTERRA Essential Oils then please visit my friend Danielle, the Essential Oil Nurse. Danielle worked as a registered nurse for 7 years before her son was born and couples her knowledge from modern medicine together with her passion to use more natural solutions in life as she advocated for natural wellness solutions with doTERRA.
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Disclosure: I received a product sample in order to facilitate this post.