Episode 126:
Chamomile with Rebecca Luna 

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Chamonile with Rebecca Luna

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Episode Summary

Do you love chamomile? I love chamomile! Yay Matricaria chamomilla

And as you’ll see, my guest today, Rebecca Luna, loves chamomile, too. We talked about chamomile tea, chamomile oil, chamomile glycerite, chamomile baths… 

We full-on fan-girled about chamomile’s gifts for babies, for harried parents, throughout menopause, and into elderhood. We also chatted about what it’s like running an herbal apothecary, something Rebecca’s been doing for almost 20 years.

I think herbal baths are a totally underutilized preparation… and Rebecca has shared a wonderful recipe for a chamomile lavender bath. If taking a little time out to let yourself breathe, relax, and be all-around nurtured sounds good to you, you do not want to miss this recipe! There’s a free, downloadable and printable recipe card available just for you, which you can find in the section below.

By the end of this episode, you’ll know:

► A great tactic to give a teething baby some relief with chamomile

► The type of fever chamomile can be especially supportive for

► How chamomile can modulate inflammation

► A fun way to explore the gifts of Roman chamomile

► Strategies Rebecca used to grow her business without compromising on the original vision and quality of products

► and so much more…

For those of you who don’t already know her, Rebecca Luna is an Herbalist and the proprietress of Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary & Supply. This retail shop provides everything one needs to use and make botanical medicines. They have a production kitchen where they craft a line of herbal products right on site.

Rebecca has been steeped in herbalism since the early 1990s and is a graduate of the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Medicine. She has worked as a community herbalist, postpartum doula and botanical medicine-making teacher. She opened her apothecary in 2004 with the aim of connecting the community with botanical medicine and providing a thriving work environment for herbalists.

I’m beyond delighted to share our conversation with you today!

What You'll Learn from This Episode

  • [01:10] Introduction to Rebecca Luna
  • [03:37] How Rebecca found her way to herbalism
  • [05:42] The story behind Rebecca’s Apothecary
  • [10:06] Why Rebecca loves chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)
  • [14:59] Chamomile Lavender Bath recipe
  • [20:34] Chamomile to modulate inflammation
  • [21:58] Chamomile infused oil
  • [24:30] Chamomile as a support through menopause
  • [28:32] What about Roman chamomile?
  • [29:54] Closing thoughts about chamomile
  • [30:34] The early days of Rebecca’s Apothecary
  • [35:37] Rosalee’s visit to Rebecca’s Apothecary
  • [39:15] Advice for scaling an herbal business
  • [42:30] Building herbal community
  • [46:01] How herbs instill hope
  • [48:54] Herbal tidbit

Get Your Free Recipe!

This is a simple preparation of a Chamomile and Lavender Herbal Bath. It has a myriad of uses including, but not limited to, reducing stress and irritability, encouraging a sound sleep, soothing inflammatory conditions, or just immersing in floral goodness. 



  1. Place dried flowers in a heat safe large jar or pot. Boil 1/2 gallon - 1 gallon of water and pour over the Chamomile and Lavender mixture, then cover with a lid. This can sit and steep anywhere from 20 minutes to overnight. 
  2. Strain the resulting tea/infusion into bathtub or foot bath. 
  3. Add water to achieve the desired temperature.  
  4. Immerse your body or feet and enjoy for as long as you'd like.


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