Blue Tansy oil (Tanacetum annuum) is not to be confused with Tansy oil (Tanacetum vulgare), which is toxic and should never be used in aromatherapy. Blue Tansy is a great oil for aromatherapy, fortunately. Some people refer to it as “Moroccan Chamomile” though that isn’t entirely accurate. It has a bright, floral candy scent to it that quirks your eyebrows and makes the corners of your mouth turn up.
It’s interesting to me that like Blue Yarrow, this blue oil does not come from a blue flower. Intellectually I know why — it’s because the oil has azulene in it, which is what creates the blue color — but it always makes me smile.
Aromatic influences: May erase anxiety, promote relaxation, give patience, peace, and calm worries. Makes you one with yourself and your environment.
Combines well with:
Lavender, Ravintsara, Pine, Cedarwood, Rosemary, Helichrysum,
- Best use is for allergy relief, sore muscles and skin care.
- Stimulates the thymus gland so it can help with stimulating your immune system to kick into gear.
- The blue oil might stain fabric so when using in a massage, wipe off excess and be mindful when you put clothes back on.
- Because Blue Tansy has similar properties to the Chamomiles, as well as a similar looking plant, it has sometimes been called “Blue Chamomile” but that is not correct. Always check the botanical name.
- Is good to use for rashes, eczema, and dry skin. Because it is so strong, use carefully.
- A strong anti-allergenic and anti-inflammatory. Stronger than the Chamomiles, in fact.
- This oil is a very peaceful oil.
- Works really well for skin care. While the azulene is what makes the oil blue, it also is known for skin care properties. Since it is blue in color, be prepared for it to change the color of any recipes you put together. Especially if you put it in white or cream colored lotions.
- Mainly you should inhale the scent and see how it makes you feel. That’s a great way to get started. And have fun with it!
Here are a few recipes involving Blue Tansy oil. To check for more, you can click on Blue Tansy in the tagged section at the end of the article. That will show you all articles mentioning it.
*Please note: With any recipe’s involving bath or massage blends, always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.
- 3 drops Blue Tansy
- 5 drops Helichrysum italicum
- 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
- 2 teaspoons F.C.O. (Fractionated Coconut Oil)
Massage into affected area as often as needed.
Relieve Exhaustion Massage
- 3 drops Blue Tansy
- 2 drops Lavender
- 2 drops Fir Needle
- 1 tablespoon Carrier oil
Massage into shoulders, upper back, and neck. Can also diffuse, without the carrier oil.
Blue Tansy oil is a really enjoyable oil. I’ve been having fun playing around with it. What do you like to use it for? Tell us in the comment section at the bottom of the page. We need to know!