As we have decided to make a new life here in Reno so have the allergies moved into my sinuses. Wow how the Rabbit Brush and Sage Brush just irritate my nose and throat…how do I best remove these invaders from my body and my home? With the sweet and fruity aroma that comes from the Roman Chamomile plant. This shrub grows low to the ground unlike its cousin German Chamomile who happens to be a high growing plant. The Roman Chamomile buds produce beautiful flowers that can be steam distilled to make an essential oil. Originally, Roman Chamomile was the remedy for any internal offenders caused by food poisoning or parasites. It helps to relieve heartburn, nausea, vomiting, infections and much more. This is why mothers have always grabbed this precious oil when dealing with colicky or teething babies since it immediately soothes the body. Today people are aware of the many uses of Roman Chamomile: anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, nerve tonic, relaxant and detoxifier. After I apply this essential oil to my feet, it acts to cleanse and purify my liver and blood, helping my body gets those nasty allergens out of my system and strengthening my immune system. The reason this oil is so wonderful for allergies as well is due to its overall sedative affect on the body and mind. Allergic reactions are more or less the way your body deals with the allergen rather than the allergen attacking your body, therefore as your body is soothed and calmed it is able to remove irritability, stress and anxiety making for a happier human. Drink Chamomile tea before bedtime with a drop of essential oil for a guaranteed good nights rest. No more insomnia or anxiety keeping people up now that Roman Chamomile is here to save the day…or night. Be sure to use Certified Therapeutic Grade essential oils when taking internally and always dilute before applying to the skin to be sure there is no reaction. If you are known to have issues with daisies, asters or chrysanthemums you will probably react negatively to Roman Chamomile. Pregnant woman would be wise to avoid this essential oil as well due to its sedative affect on the body. Otherwise, if you’re feeling irritable, anxious, stressed and fatigued this particular essential oil will change your life. Come by the spa and receive an amazing foot soak with Roman Chamomile essential oil. As you let for feet steep, feel the powerful oil bringing your body and mind back to a peaceful and serene space. Namaste.
By: Kristen and Bethany