The magical properties of chamomile may be described as soothing and smoothing. With such a gentle positivity and sunshiny perspective, it can help turn the tides on negativity and harshness of all varieties while aligning us with our most ideal energetic flow. This soft, feathery-leaved member of the daisy family has a sweet scent that is evocative of apples, bananas, or vanilla. When working with chamomile, please be mindful that some people are allergic to the daisy family.
Peace and Harmony
As you might expect for magical properties of chamomile, the soothing, cooling, balancing energy heartily lends itself to promoting peace and harmony within individuals, couples, groups, situations, and spaces. For this purpose, you might try:
- diffusing the essential oil
- misting the space with water or rose water blend containing the essential oil or flower essence
- serving or drinking chamomile tea
- taking the essence
- growing the flower in your yard
- adding the dried or fresh herb or essential oil to your bath water
- sprinkling the dried herb around the perimeter of a lot or the outside of a home or business
- bringing in one or more bouquets of the fresh flowers
- attaching a small sachet of the dried herb to the inside of your clothes, near your heart
- incorporating the essential oil or dried herb into rituals or charms designed for the purpose of promoting peace and harmony
When we choose to look at life in a positive light rather than a negative one, our whole experience can change in an instant from one of struggle to one of joy. And, especially when our inner dialogue or current life situation seems to be characterized by tension and harshness, chamomile can help with this.
Author Scott Cunningham recommends chamomile flowers for prosperity rituals and mixtures, and he mentions that gamblers employed the tea as a hand wash to help ensure success. This makes sense from an energetic perspective, as chamomile aligns us with our most ideal life flow, which always includes a generous supply of blessings. To shift into a more positive and prosperous mindset, you might employ any of the suggestions from the “peace and harmony” section. And, for a variation on the gambler’s hand wash theme, you might create the following money-drawing lotion potion.
Lotion Potion for Prosperity and Luck using the Magical Properties of Chamomile
On a Thursday or Sunday during the waxing moon, place five to ten drops chamomile essential oil in pretty jar. (Optional: enhance the scent by adding drops of vanilla and/or jasmine essential oils as well.)
Fill the jar the rest of the way with unscented lotion.
Close the lid and shake well to blend. When this is complete, place the closed jar in the center of a small green or red plate, and surround the jar with nine pieces of citrine quartz (which have been cleaned beforehand in running water, sunlight, and white sage smoke).
Take some deep breaths, and feel centered and connected to the earth.
Then hold your open palms toward the jar and visualize sparkly gold light entering the crown of your head and going down to your heart, down your arms, and out through the palms of your hands and into the jar.
Say: I am always in the right place at the right time. I am in divine flow. I am a fountain of divine prosperity. All doors are open to me now.
Leave the jar arrangement on your altar or in a special place, and rub the lotion into your hands daily before work or any situation during which you’d like to experience increased prosperity and luck.
It’s possible that chamomile is best known as a gentle, safe, non-habit-forming sleep aid. For relief of occasional sleep challenges, try drinking a cup of chamomile tea before bed. For chronic insomnia, try drinking a chamomile blend containing valerian root before bed, while also taking the essence regularly. (Also remember to exercise often and not to overdo the caffeine, as these are rules one and two when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep.)
Soothing As mentioned above, chamomile’s main energetic action may be described as soothing, and this action takes place in both physical and metaphysical realms. As a matter of fact, according to aromatherapist Gabriel Mojay, in Eastern medicine chamomile is employed to help smooth the flow of chi, or life-force energy, and to clear heat and reduce inflammation. The magical properties of chamomile can be employed to help soothe:
- eye strain
- bladder and urinary tract ailments
- tension and stress
- skin ailments
- premenstrual and menstrual challenges
- cramps and spasms
- harsh vibrations