C is for Chamomile, Clary Sage & Cedarwood

Cedarwood:            Juniperus virginiana           Keyword: Composing, Drying

Cedarwood has a pleasant smoky aroma, think smoky logs on the fire.Amphora Cedarwood

It has a long history of use by the Egyptians. When inhaled it has a composing effect.

Useful for catarrh and oily skin

Useful in chest conditions such as asthma or bronchitis.

It can compose the mind when scattered thoughts are a problem.

Chakra 3rd Solar plexus

I used to love using this oil in a burner after I had been swimming and diving to clear the water from my head.


There are 2 varieties of Chamomile essential oil. Roman or German. They have similar properties, German being more expensive than Roman. I describe Roman here:

Chamomile Roman:              Anthemis noblis             Keyword Soothing Amphora chamomile roman

Roman Chamomile is one of the most useful essential oils. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is soothing in its action. It is safe to use on babies and children.

Physical conditions: Colic, sensitive and inflamed skin (use in a compress) dermatitis, rhematoid arthritis, eczema and dermatitis.

Inflammation responds well to a change in diet, if you are eating too many acid forming foods. Green magic is packed full of alkaline forming foods, and is a great dietary supplement for people suffering with any of the physical symptoms here.

Psycholgical conditions: Impulsive, restless and overactive mind. Tantrums.

Many of us I am sure have heard of chamomile tea, as a drink to be had at the end of the day, to help calm us and aid sleep. Who can forget the camomile tea that Peter Rabbit was made after his expedition in Mr MacGregor’s garden? Beatrix Potter certainly knew how to calm her characters impulsiveness.

Chakra: 5th throat


Clary Sage:                 Salvia sclarea                            Keyword: EuphoricAmphora Clary Sage

Distilled from the whole plant, it has a warm nutty smell. A very good muscle relaxant and a key ingredient for PMT and PND. It is possibly the best emotional release oil that there is, and therefore has a use in grief. Be warned, if you use this oil you may well cry bucket-loads and then feel great afterwards.

Not to be used on babies or infants, or on pregnant women.

Chakra: 2nd Sacral


There are other oils beginning with C, like Cinnamon and Clove, Cumin, Carrot Seed & Coriander, which all sound as though they should in the kitchen. Maybe I will continue this into May. Some of them, the spices you may well find in S on the AtoZChallenge.

Children is another category that I could have added. I consider most oils unsuitable to use on young children, with only 3 oils that I would even consider using on babies. They are Lavendar, Chamomile and Tangerine.

Have you, my reader any experience of using essential oils with children? I would love to hear your views.

Blessings Joy



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