Chamomile belongs to the family of daisy flowering plant that is grown in midsummer season. It is a native plant of Europe and Asia but now it is grown globally owing to its high usage in medical therapies. The Chamomile flower consists of white petals with yellow central disc florets. Fully grown plant has a height between 25 to 40 centimetres. It is cultivated within 2 to 3 weeks. Chamomile is widely used in medicine as it is reach in chemicals and enzymes that can heal the human body.
One of the main products manufactured from Chamomile is soap which is helpful in solving several skin related problems. You can either manufacture soap in your home or you can choose from the wide range of brands available in the market. This soap is manufactured from Chamomile oil which is extracted from the flower petals and yellow florets. The chief constituents of this oil include chamazulene, a-bisabolol, bisabolol oxide A and B, caryophyllene etc.
Preparing Soap in home
Home-made Chamomile soap can be prepared by taking a glycerine melt and pure soap base. This is mixed with Chamomile oil along with Lavender oil to provide it a pleasant smell. Then further 1 teaspoon of ground Chamomile, dried and crushed lavender flowers, dried marigold flower petals and soap mold. After melting the soap base, the other ingredients are mixed and grinded together and then added into the soap base. The entire mixture is then allowed to cool in soap mold.
Benifits of Soap
Chamomile soap has lots of healing effects on human body. It is used for treatment of skin infections. It reduces itching of skin and also softens it. The anti allergic and anti inflammatory components of Chamomile soap makes it the perfect option for skin soap. It helps in removing any skin infection and also produces a cooling and soothing effect on skin. It helps in curing various skin problems like acne, pimples, swelling etc. The various antiseptic mineral oxides of Chamomile makes it a perfect option to prevent body from bacterial infection.
It also helps in calming stressed body muscles. It relaxes the muscles and also removes any temporary body swelling due to exertion. Chamomile has a stress relieving effect on body. Daily bath with Chamomile soap helps in reducing stress and tension and also reduces anxiety. Doctors recommend their stressed patients to take bath with Chamomile oil and soap so as to relax their nervous system and also help them to have proper sleeping hours.
Soap also has beauty effects on skin. Egyptians have been using it since ages as their prime beauty product. The essential oils have excellent skin healing properties which helps in skin toning and acts as anti-inflammatory. Other skin healing elements like olive oil, soybean protein when mixed with Chamomile produces excellent skin healing product. These extra elements add moisturizing and skin smoothening properties to the soap. The wide versatility makes it the perfect ingredient for both beauty as well as antiseptic soap.
Chamomile soap works well for both sensitive as well as normal skin. The anti inflammatory chemicals make it most suitable to cure various skin problems.
Even though chamomile soap has wide variety of positive effects yet some minor precautions have to be taken. Proper care should be taken while bathing that the foam of Chamomile soap does not come in contact with eyes or enter inside nose as it may lead to itching and irritation. If the irritation persists then you should immediately consult a homeopathic physician. Also people who are allergic to ragweed plants should avoid using Chamomile soap as it belongs to the same class as ragweed.