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Blue Tansy Essential Oil

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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.

Sometimes confused with Tansy oil (Tanacetum vulgare), Blue Tansy Oil (Tanacetum annuum) is non-toxic and wonderfully powerful in aromatherapy. Tansy Oil is toxic 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

Origin: Morocco

Method: Steam Distillation

Plant Part: Flowering Tops

Note: Top - Middle

Color: Blue

Family: Asteraceae

Synonym: Moroccan Tansy, Moroccan Blue Chamomile, Moroccan Chamomile

Blends Well With: Geranium, and other florals

Aroma: Sweet and herbaceous, with fruity undertones

Consistency: Medium

Color: Deep Blue

Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Blue Tansy batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Tanacetum annuum. No contamination or adulteration was detected.

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: If pregnant, nursing or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Discontinue use if skin sensitivity occurs. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use undiluted on skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin or on abrasions. Do not use internally, unless directed by a licensed Aromatherapist or physician. Possible drug interactions.

OK For Kids: 2+

Kids Max Dilution: 1%

Shelf Life: 7 Years

How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, 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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