Aramotherapeutic Qualities of Chamomile Bergamot
While our Chamomile Bergamot blend is comprised mainly of synthetics (which is why it is referred to as a 'fragrance oil'), bergamot and chamomile essential oils have long been a staple in the aromatherapy world. The origins of the plant are not clearly known, but one theory holds that a Calabrian land owner purchased the plant while traveling to the Spanish Moors, came home and grafted it onto his lemon plant.
The essential oil is used to help clear the mind and makes for a wonderful 'wake up' scent in the shower. As an essential oil, it's properties for the body are many. It has been used to ease aches, pains and respiration difficulties, and is thought to improve the condition of the skin and scalp. It is perhaps most commonly known as the flavoring for 'Earl Grey' tea. Chamomile has been used for a variety of things. It has a reputation as a 'calming' oil- and is often used in blends to promote relaxation. In fact, the Chamomile Herb is often steeped in hot water to make a tea for the evening. The Chamomile herb is often used to ease gastro-intestinal pains.
The essential oil's scent is difficult to explain, but some say smells similar to the tea, and is commonly used to combat headaches and summon sleep.