Wild Moroccan Chamomile
(also known as Ormenis
Plant Origin: Morocco
Method: Steam distillation of flowering tops
Cultivation: Wild crafted (grown organically)
Chemical Family: Monoterpenol
Aroma: Fresh, herbaceous, mildly camphoraceous with sweet, citrus-like, balsamic undertones
Note (Evaporation Rate): Middle
Key Constituents from GC/MS Analysis: Lot# MCM-102
germacrene D 12.63%
alpha pinene 10.02%
beta farnesene (E) 9.61%
Its aroma is described as sweet and fresh with a herbacious balsamic undertone and is used in the fragrance trade as a topnote in colognes. It is NOT similar to Roman or German Chamomiles. Although it's perhaps distantly related to German Chamomile botanically, it has a different chemical makeup. Some argue that it's not even a true chamomile.
Children? No known safety issues.
Pregnancy/Breastfeeding? No known safety issues.
Moroccan Chamomile essential oil may support, aid, ease, soothe, reduce, calm, relax, promote and/or maintain healthy function of the following:
Menstruation, absence of, cramps
Skin, inflamed, sunburn
Aromatherapy Literature Notes
Jennie Harding makes these suggestions for usage:
"To clarify oily or combination skin, mix Moroccan Chamomile, Mandarin and Geranium in a carrier oil and apply it to your face nightly."
"To help ease menstrual pain, take a bath with 2 drops Moroccan Chamomile and 4 drops Sweet Marjoram."
At a presentation to the Royal Society of Medicine it was stated that Ormenis mixta essential oil was effective against MRSA (cited in Buckle, 1997 p.125).
The following anecdotal testimonies have not been reviewed by the FDA.
The products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure disease.
Information shared on the HEO website is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice given by your trusted health care provider.
We believe that essential oils are provided by the Lord to support our health and well-being.
The Lord is our wisdom, protector and healer.
(Genesis 1:29-30, Ezekiel 47:12)
1. The Moroccan Chamomile is awesome! I was having intense right ovary pain
for a couple of days, when I remembered I had the oil. I rubbed some over my ovary and the pain was gone within minutes! - Leigh
2. When I've had a stressful day, I mix a couple drops of Moroccan Chamomile and a few more Lavender with bath salts and take a long, soothing bath. I also made an inhaler with Moroccan Chamomile and Mandarin to inhale though the day. I think it's an amazing stress reliever! - Candice
According to Shirley and Leon Price, there are no known contraindications at normal aromatherapeutic dose and Tisserand/Young noted that there are no known hazards or contraindications.
Avoid contact with the eyes and other sensitive areas. Essential oils are both lipophilic and hydrophobic. Lipophilic means they are attracted to fat— like the membranes of your eyes and skin. They are also hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Applying a carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eyes or skin. Tisserand suggests: "With essential oils, fatty oil has been suggested as an appropriate first aid treatment, though the advantage of saline [eyewash] is that the eyes can be continually flushed, and this is less easy with fatty oil.” We are not aware of a case where essential oil in the eyes caused permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider.
Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2002, pages 38-39.
Buckle, Jane, Clinical Aromatherapy, 1997, page 125.
Harding, Jennie, The Essential Oils Handbook, 2008, page 140-141.
Lawless, Julia, The Encylopedia of Essential Oils, 1992.
Price, Shirley and Leon, Aromatherapy for Health Professionals, Third Edition, p. 449.
Tisserand, Robert; Young, Rodney, Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Elsevier Health Sciences UK 2nd Edition 2014, page 244.
Worwood, Valerie Ann, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, New World Library, 2016, page 578.