Product Abstract: Also known as Cape Chamomile, This variety of Chamomile is a particularly fragrant, though, rare aromatic shrub indigenous to the mountain areas of South Africa. It is a small, white flowering shrub with fleshy gland-dotted leaves, which grows up to a meter in height. The word 'chamomile' comes from the Greek word chamomaela or ground apple, and has been in use for centuries. To the Saxons it was one of nine sacred herbs, and in Europe during the Middle Ages it was used as a strewing herb.
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant. Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals, and should be avoided by those allergic to ragweed; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
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Rating: This is one of my favorite essential oils, and this is the best price I have found. It's really difficult for me to switch to another chamomile oil for double the cost. Will this ever be back in stock? Please let me know and I have my fingers crossed that it will. Thanks a bunch!
By:Feben, Uniondale, New York
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 31-May-2012
Rating: I purchased South African Chamomile a few months ago or so, and I have to say that this is one of the most heavenly, relaxing scents in the world. It's highly intoxicating and memorizing. For a natural cologne, I blend this with cedarwood and amyris oils to tame the sugary sweet notes and then add a tinge of cardamom for complexity. If you have any doubt before purchasing this oil, don't. It's amazing.
By:Steven, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Dec-2011
Rating: This chamomile smells awesome! You can smell the apple notes very well. This is my first order from New Directions Aromatics and it definitely wont be my last!!!! I loved every single essential oil I bought from here! The prices are terrific and shipping was fast! Everything was packaged and sent to me in perfect condition! A+++ store!
If I could give this store 10 stars I would!!
By:Dina, Turnersville, New Jersey
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 16-Apr-2013
Rating: reminds my mom of the "barnyard daisies" she grew up with on the farm in Northern Michigan...sweet yet earthy and a lovely light blue color oil and am so happy that it is more affordable than others
By:Mary, Boulder, Colorado Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 10-Nov-2012
Rating: this was love at first sniff! So fruity and sightly tart. It makes my mouth water a little. No...I'm not kidding. I will never be without this oil.
By:Tiffany, Morrisville, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Dec-2012
Rating: People need to realize that this is NOT a true Chamomile and has different uses then the others. This one is the most stress reliving of the plants that are called "chamomile", it is no were as analgesic or anti-inflammatory as German Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla), and it is not as sedative as the Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis). BUT for working with people that are over stressed there is none better!!!
By:William, East Point, Georgia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 23-Mar-2012
Rating: I haven't tried any of the other chamomiles on this site, but I've smelled some from other producers, and this one is by far my favorite, which is great, because it's also particularly inexpensive. I find it much sweeter than what I've smelled elsewhere. I tend to use chamomile very frequently in my shampoo and conditioner, and it seems to help make my hair super soft. I also use it sometimes for skin products, and it works well for that use also. Overall one of my absolute favorites. It comes out of the bottle quickly and is particularly strong, so if you don't want to use too much, I recommend diluting it first.
By:Lauretta, San Diego, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Jun-2010
Rating: I love this chamomile! Very strong, so a little goes a long way. For the price difference, there's no point in getting the more expensive varieties. Sweet, like wet hay and apples. Just like the description. Not AS floral-sweet as some I have smelled, but this is a lot like real, actual chamomile.
Rating: I tried this chamomile after using a Roman Chamomile absolute (not yours) which was I'm sure therapeutic, but just a little too medicinal smelling for me. I used this South African Chamomile in an assortment of baby care items, and I love it, love it, love it! It has that perfect chamomile scent, with a perfect amount of sweetness. Thank you so much!
Rating: NDA's South African chamomile essential oil is a lovely eo, great quality, and a super aromatic alternative to roman chamomile. I found it to have the same wonderful light sweet-hay/honeyed-apple notes of roman chamomile and it's more budget-friendly, win-win! Aromatically this eo is a bit more robust than any of the roman chamomiles that I've experienced -- just a touch is all you need in a blend for the diffuser. Highly recommend this one if cost has prevented you from trying roman chamomile in the past.
By:Liz, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 10-Jun-2009
Rating: I have already used this scent in a new batch of soap and I love the blend. I used it with the Tropical Passion fruit and Lavender. Very clean and pleasant smell.
By:Linda, Council Bluffs, Iowa Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 23-Jan-2010
Rating: I purchased this one because it was the least in price. I'm very pleased. And it is quite powerful. One or two drops seems to be all that is needed in my recipes. My next venture is to try the other types of Chamomileso as to have a variety of scents in my products. It's good that you offer a variety. Thanks.
By:Marie, Bronx, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Jun-2009
Rating: For the price of this chamomile, you can't beat it. I mix this one with Jasmine and it makes a heavenly scent for my soap. Thanks NDA!
By:Samatha, Lompoc, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 07-Aug-2009
Rating: I wrote a review last week, I just want to correct myself! That night I sent an email to NDA about the color, the very next morning I got an answer, they explained to me I have the correct oil and label. You can\'t beat that for customer service. Their customer service is probably the best I\'ve ever dealt with, thank you Ramandeep Sran. This is for anyone new thinking about dealing with this company, you can definitly count on the quality and service, don\'t even hesitate! This is one of my top 5 oils, try it you\'ll see what I\'m talking about! Thanks
By:Kevin, Haydenville, Massachusetts Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-May-2009
Rating: I just got this a couple of days ago, great aroma it kind of reminds me of under an apple tree toward the end of the season when the apples on the ground starting to rot, that same sweet smell, brings back memories of picking apples when I was a kid. I do have a question, this discription says pale to light blue, my oil is clear. I wonder if this is roman chamomile. I\'m new with this company, my first order I had a miss labeled bottle, geranium in eucalyptus bottle, New Directions took care of the mistake, no problem. I like the quality of these oils, not complaining, just curious if this one is correct? Either way I recieved a great oil, and am happy with every order I\'ve recieved, ready to order again! These oils are the best quality I\'ve ever used. Thanks!
By:Kevin, Haydenville, Massachusetts Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-May-2009
Rating: I LOVE the fragrance of this EO. I use it in a hair rinse for myself and my children. It has a nice staying power; very sweet appley floral candy.
By:Laura, Lakeville, Massachusetts Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Mar-2009
Rating: I add a few drops to my bath with a splash of rose water. It makes my skin super soft and smells wonderful! I have really fair sensitive skin and have found that this chamomile oil works wonders to keep skin soft and even.
By:Samantha, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Just got it and tried it in some soap I really like it...glad I decided to add it to my scent collection
Rating: It's great product with such a low price. I use it with Lavender to make night cream. It help my sensitive skin & I had such a good night sleep.
By:Simone, New Westminster, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I thought I'd really love this Chamomile but when I got it in the mail I duno the scent produced mixed with the french lavender wasn't to my liking I think I will try a different one.
By:Jayme, Winston Salem, North Carolina
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Oct-2008
Rating: This oil is great for soaps and lotions when mixed with lavender for a 'relaxation blend'
By:Stephanie, London, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This is a sweeter Chamomile that blends especially well with Lavender.It gives this combination a lift and sets it apart from the traditional scent.Everyone says it is the best lavender they have smelled.I will definitely use South African Chamomile from now on.
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