CHAMOMILE EXTRACT OR ESSENTIAL OIL

There are a lot of reports about chamomile. 
Chamomile extract or essential oil should be used in facial cream?
and why?

Thanks a lot in advance for any inputs.

Comments

  • Use Chamomile essential oil if you want your product to smell like chamomile.

    Use chamomile extract if you are selling to consumers who believe chamomile on their face does something.

    But there is no functional reason to include chamomile. Any benefit you get from it can be gotten more efficiently & effectively by other ingredients.
  • The essential oil will likely have a stronger scent compared to the extract so keep that in mind. A high percentage of essential oil can also be sensitizing. Ultimately in the concentrations you would use either at, you're just adding for marketing purposes.
  • Thanks Perry and EVchem
  • Chamomile Extract is believed to be soothing and calming and since it is a middle note and not a top note like citrus, it is probably a better choice to put in a face cream than harsh top notes. You need to be careful when you choose Essential Oils for the face. The maximum amount is 0.3% Hope this helps..
    Dr. Catherine Pratt
    (B.Sc with HONS I , Ph.D Analytical/Organic Chem and Microbiology), Cosmetic Chemistry IPCS)
  • @Dr Catherine, Thanks a lot. Here is mine
    22 drops essential oil for 100 g
    i found that top note also staying quiet long if using babassu oil than refined Shea butter. Is it due to small molecular of babassu oil? 
  • Shea butter is semi-solid at RT, it would be more useful to use a liquid oil & light oil or ester.
    Dr. Catherine Pratt
    (B.Sc with HONS I , Ph.D Analytical/Organic Chem and Microbiology), Cosmetic Chemistry IPCS)
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