An essential oil that is often compared to a fine wine, Blue Tansy essential oil is fresh and enticing with a sweet aroma. Blue Tansy’s rarity and complexity is part of its allure.
Diffusing or softly inhaling Blue Tansy in a space in need of peace and tranquility can help soothe nervous tension. In addition, Blue Tansy essential oil can often be found in skin care products. Blue Tansy oil can soothe skin irritation, inflammation and blemishes.
Sometimes confused with Tansy oil (Tanacetum vulgare), Blue Tansy Oil (Tanacetum annuum) is non-toxic and wonderfully powerful in aromatherapy. Tansy Oil is a toxic substance and should never be used for aromatherapy purposes. The distinction is very important and should be noted while browsing other essential oil websites.
Because of the chamazulene content, Blue Tansy has a gorgeous deep blue color that forms when the flowering tops of the plant are distilled. Extracted through steam distillation, Blue Tansy is also known as Moroccan Tansy.
Botanical Name: Tanacetum annuum
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Flowering Tops
Note: Top - Middle
Synonym: Moroccan Tansy, Moroccan Blue Chamomile, Moroccan Chamomile
Blends Well With: Geranium, and other florals
Aroma: Sweet and herbaceous, with fruity undertones
Color: Deep Blue
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 7 Years
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
- Tanacetum annuum is inspiring in its ability to calm emotions and is refreshing to the spirit - promoting positive mood thereby helping you relax, reduce stress and tension. For physical ailments, this dark blue oil - blue due to its component chamazulene, has potential to calm problems that arise from asthma, reduce pain from sore muscles and joints which and calm blemishes and other skin issues such as eczema. For those with sensitive skin issues we highly recommend conducting a skin patch test to be sure there are no allergic reactions to new essential oils.
- There are several ways to effectively use Blue Tansy essential oil and obtain its benefits, including 1.) Add 10 drops to your essential oil diffuser per 100 ml of water. 2.) Dilute 12 drops per 1 ounce of carrier oil and use in a skin-nourishing massage. 3.) Add 6 drops to 1 ounce of castille soap and 1 cup of Epsom salt for added magnesium absorption. Add the mixture to your bath and soak up the goodness. 4.) Add 10 drops to an Essential Oil Inhaler and take it with you for on-the-go therapeutic use.
- Blue Tansy has a blue tinge due to the component chamazulene. When this property is exposed to oxygen, it turns the essential oil blue. Other components found in Blue Tansy such as sabinene, b-pinene and camphor all can be found in another blue oil called Yarrow. These two oils dont have exactly the same amount of each component but is comparable enough that it would make a great substitute for use in skin care products to reduce redness, blemishes and other irritations as well as for stress and on achy muscles and joints. Yarrow also has been used in blends to relieve gas and bloating in abdominal massage oil blends.
- Sweet and slightly fruity, this essential oil carries hints of herbal goodness. It's got a lagging aroma of camphor that makes it pleasant and refreshing and will calm the mind. Blue Tansy is great to use during allergy season in steam inhalation blends and boasts respiratory benefits. The component chamazulene gives the oil its blue hue and is a known skin soother.
- With other skin soothing oils, Blue Tansy gives blends for the skin and face a huge boost and a lovely radiance. We recommend using Blue Tansy with oils such as frankincense and myrrh and even Lavender along with aloe vera and a carrier oil such as Argan or Rosehip Seed Oil. If you have sensitive skin, be sure to do a skin patch test with any new oils before applying in larger areas.
Apply Topically: Our Blue Tansy essential oil is 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil such as Jojoba or Fractionated Coconut. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in he captivating scent of Blue Tansy using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to diffuse Blue Tansy oil please refer to the diffuser's product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
RELAX: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Blue Tansy, 5 drops of Blood Orange and 5 drops of Ylang Ylang. Or add this blend to your Thera Lux Nebulizing Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
MASSAGE: Add to a 2 ounce bottle: 7 drops of Blue Tansy, 3 drops of Lavender, 4 drops of Frankincense and 6 drops of Copaiba, then fill with Avocado oil. Shake well and apply to sore muscles. (2% dilution)
BATH SALTS: Combine: 3 drops of Blue Tansy, 2 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas) and 1 drop of Ylang Ylang with 1 tablespoon of Jojoba oil and 1/2 cup of Epsom salts. Stir together and add to a full tub for a tranquil and soothing soak.
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