DIY chamomile-infused jojoba oil is a fairly quick and easy make, imparting the soothing properties of chamomile in soothing jojoba and creating a luxurious elixir for the skin!
Ah…chamomile. Growing up, a bedtime ritual was a mug of Celestial Seasonings’ Sleepy Time tea, a blend of calming, sleep-promoting herbs, primary of which is chamomile. I adore the sweet apple-like fragrance of chamomile flowers (the Spanish word for chamomile is manzanilla or “little apple”) and growing it in my garden makes me, and the many pollinators found on the flowers on a sunny day, happy. Until several years ago I only used chamomile as a tea herb, whether on its own as a warm infusion (tisane) or blended into an herbal tea mix served warm or cold. One day it dawned on me that I could make my own chamomile-infused jojoba oil recipe and put those amazing properties on my skin!
In time, I learned that chamomile also has benefits for our skin and now I love incorporating chamomile-infused jojoba into my skin care routine. (Head on over to Éminence Certified Organic Farm to read about all the benefits of chamomile for our skin). Just as chamomile can calm and sooth our nerves, it can do the same for our skin when applied topically. We won’t make any medical claims here and encourage you to do your own research. Chamomile for the skin has documented use going back to the ancient Egyptian epoch as well as ancient Greek and Roman times.
In your research, you might find that the benefits of using chamomile-infused jojoba oil topically may include:
- helping to reduce redness
- relieving irritation
- evening & brightening skin tone
- wound healing, sunburn support
- helping with acne.
Chamomile is gentle and considered safe for baby’s skin and sensitive skin types (though patch testing is important whenever trying something new). Try making and using chamomile-infused jojoba on your little one after each diaper change. Massage onto their scalp to help eliminate cradle cap. See our blog post about using jojoba as a natural remedy for cradle cap.
High in anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, chamomile flowers infused into a carrier oil bring those properties to our largest organ, the skin. When infused in jojoba (the preferred carrier here at The Original Jojoba Company, of course), chamomile’s benefits are delivered more deeply into the skin because of jojoba’s similarity to our own sebum and its superior penetrative qualities compared to oils (jojoba is a liquid wax ester, as so many of our customers know).
The scent of chamomile-infused jojoba is almost as delicious as the herb itself and no matter what time of year transports me to a midsummer day in the garden. Add to the beneficial topical qualities the aromatherapy benefits of using chamomile-infused jojoba in your skincare routine!
Chamomile Infused Jojoba can be used on the face, body, and in the hair as well.
I love applying a few drops into my palms, rubbing my hands together and then gently rubbing into my face and through my hair. The aromatherapy benefit itself is worth it but I also love how soft it makes my skin feel and the fragrant shine it gives my hair.
Want to learn how to make your own chamomile-infused jojoba oil at home? Take dried chamomile (your own or purchased from a reputable source) and put into a very clean jar. Add enough jojoba to cover the flowers by one or two inches, secure a lid on your jar and put somewhere cool and dark and shake daily. After at least 4 weeks, open your jar and smell. The longer you wait the most intense the fragrance will be. Once you like the chamomile scent of your jojoba, strain and filter out the herb, rebottle, and enjoy! If you’re using dried chamomile and jojoba oil, your infusion should last indefinitely. Let us know how you enjoy this chamomile-infused oil recipe!
Chamomile is in the aster family and while rare, some people report allergic reactions to it along with calendula, marigold, and other related flowers.