Chamomile – Kamilica

chamomile_soapChamomile (Matricaria chamomilla, Matricaria recutita) is a low-growing relative of the sunflower which is native to Eastern Europe and now found throughout the world. It is particularly abundant in Hungary, Croatia, and Serbia. The chamomile we use in our chamomile soap is derived from the German chamomile plant, also called Blue Chamomile. Its name comes from the Greek chamos (ground) and melos (apple), referring to the creeping habits of the ground cover and the apple scent of its fresh blossoms.

Historically, there were two main types of chamomile – German Chamomile and Roman or English Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis/Chamaemelum nobile). Today there are several types, but they all share the component Azulene. Azulene is a powerful anti-inflammatory which has skin healing properties. It is not found in the flower, but is produced during the essential oil distillation process. The deeper blue the oil is, the more Azulene it contains. Chamomile soap, which has a mild floral scent, is beneficial for acne, burns, skin wounds, eczema, skin rashes and sensitive skin. Powdered chamomile flowers are a gentle skin exfoliant.

Try our Chamomile Neroli Bar and Lavender Chamomile Bar