Steam distilled, azulene gives German chamomile oil its dark blue color and an excellent anti-inflammatory value. Chamomile has been used cosmetically for at least 2000 years. An ancient manuscript describes chamomile as one of the "Nine Sacred Herbs.” There are several types of chamomile, among them German chamomile, Roman chamomile, and true Moroccan chamomile. The ones most commonly used are the German chamomile and Roman chamomile. Both types of chamomile are anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and are superbly effective in soothing irritated skin and regenerating tissue. Anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, calming, all varieties of chamomile can be helpful in the treatment of a variety of skin challenges, and it is frequently used in salons and spas to relax clients as well as their facial muscles.