There are basically three types of Chamomile oils to be used as essential oils. They are:
Chamomile - Blue
( Matricaria Chamomilla)
It is one the few mild oils that can be directly applied to the skin. Found all over Europe, especially Germany, this oil is used in food, drinks, skin lotions, as massage oil and in baths.
When you rub one drop of blue chamomile onto an external bruise, it blends with your natural skin oil and is especially potent and effective. A favorite for burns, fevers and skin irritation, it also has extensive internal use due to its immune building and anti-inflammatory properties.
It mixes well with lavender, cajuput, tea tree, rose, yarrow, angelica, calamus, bergamot, cardamom, sandalwood and geranium.
Chamomile - Gold
This Roman Chamomile is a big advantage in case of cures related to children, owing to its soothing and calming effects. (Although excess use has to be avoided). It acts as diaphoretic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, carminative, nervine, antispasmodic, analgesic and emetic. It also helps in menopause and PMS.
It Mixes well with rose, lavender, ylang ylang, cedar, geranium, tangerine, fennel, cinnamon, jasmine, bergamot, Neroli, clary sage, labdanum, oak moss. It is universally used for multipurpose treatment.
Chamomile - Morocco
This chamomile with its sweet smell acts as anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, sedative and hepatic. It works on skin tissues to heal acne, dermatitis, arthritis and skin inflammation. It should be used externally only as massage oil, skin lotion, shampoo and conditioner.
It mixes well with rose, lavender, chamomile, geranium, jatamansi, juniper, cypress, labdanum, vetiver, and cedarwood. It is widely used as massage oil and lotion.