Blue Tansy Essential Oil User Guide & FAQs

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Blue tansy essential oil has a sweet, fruity, floral aroma with a hint of herbaceous tones. With many potent benefits, it's a wonder why blue tansy isn't more popular among oil users.

**WARNING** Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare, also known as Common Tansy) and Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annuum) oils are very different. They are easily mixed up accidentally, which is NOT something you want to do. Tansy oil is high in B-Thujone and poses a hazard for neurotoxicity. Take the extra time to ensure you're buying or using the correct one (annuum).

Blue tansy essential oil is also known as Moroccan Chamomile or Moroccan Tansy. True blue tansy oil can be diffchallengingfind (or very expensive) and is frequently adulterated or modified. You must ensure that you are purchasing from a reputable supplier, or you run the risk of buying a synthetic version.

Because Blue Tansy has similar properties to Chamomile, it is sometimes also referred to as “Blue Chamomile.” If you see a reference to “Blue Chamomile” in a recipe, it is likely a reference to Blue Tansy.

The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only. Nothing on this page has been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and is not intended to provide medical advice for any health condition, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only. Nothing on this page has been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and is not intended to provide medical advice for any health condition, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Blue Tansy Essential Oil ORAC Value:

Blue Tansy's ORAC value is 68,800 µTE/100g.

ORAC stands for “Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity,” developed by USDA researchers to tell you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Usual antioxidant intake in the U.S. diet ranges between 3,000 to 5,000 ORAC units per day. Still, preliminary estimates are that 10,000-12,000 units may be needed to affect antioxidant levels and provide adequate significantly.

How Is Blue Tansy Essential Oil Made?

Blue tansy essential oil comes from the Tanacetum annuum plant of the Asteraceae family.

The stems, leaves, and gorgeous golden flowers of the blue tansy plant are gathered and steam-distilled.

During that steam distillation process, a sesquiterpene compound called matricin goes through a chemical reaction, creating chamazulene. Chamazulene is what turns the oil a deep blue color.

Blue Tansy Essential Oil Health Benefits

Blue tansy's constituents include:

  • Chamazulene (gives it the blue color)
  • B-Myrcene
  • Camphor
  • Sabinene
  • B-Eudesmol
  • 3,6-Dihydrochamazulene
  • B-Pinene
  • a-Phellandrene

What is Chamazulene? It's an unsaturated hydrocarbon derived from sesquiterpenes, formed by the breakdown of matricine during the steam distillation process. Chamazulene is considered to have anti-allergy and anti-inflammatory properties and benefits cells.

Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt and other holistic aromatherapy experts often recommend blue tansy essential oil for its use as a potent anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine, anti-allergen and anti-fungal applications.

** PLEASE NOTE ** Don't be fooled by clever marketing. Not all essential oils are created equally. Make sure you're not wasting your money on fake or altered essential oils (even if they're labeled as “pure essential oil”). Don't miss our explosive report outlining the dirty little secrets of the essential oil industry to ensure you're not wasting your money on brands of oils that legally mislead you through deceitful marketing practices.

** PLEASE NOTE ** Don't be fooled by clever marketing. Not all essential oils are created equally. Make sure you're not wasting your money on fake or altered essential oils (even if they're labeled as “pure essential oil”). Don't miss our explosive report outlining the dirty little secrets of the essential oil industry to ensure you're not wasting your money on brands of oils that legally mislead you through deceitful marketing practices.

Blue Tansy Essential Oil Scientific And Medical Studies

Blue Tansy Essential Oil Uses

Blue tansy essential oil should be reserved for aromatic or topical use only.

  1. Make your own DIY Baby Belly Bump Oil
  2. Dilute and massage over minor muscle and joint soreness 
  3. Supports your body’s natural efforts in fighting everyday free radicals by providing antioxidants
  4. Add it to your DIY skincare products
  5. Use a few drops to improve your DIY face cream
  6. Support clearer breathing when your nose is stuffy. Simply add a few drops in a bowl of steaming water to create an infused steam, or inhale from a diffuser.
  7. Soothe your mind when you feel overwhelmed (excellent to add a few drops to a cup of Epsom salts for a relaxing self-care bath)
  8. Supports your body’s natural reaction to stress.
  9. Soothes nervous tension, helping you unwind
  10. Helps your mind focus, perfect for diffusing or applying during work or study hours
  11. Dilute and apply to your skin or wear in diffusing jewelry to help repel some bugs
  12. May help reduce bug bite itchiness and irritation
  13. Promotes a good night’s sleep (even for children)
  14. Soothe your stomach by diluting and rubbing blue tansy on it
  15. Reduces your mind's hold on irritation and anger
  16. Increases your sense of courage (the key ingredient in what makes Valor Essential Oil Blend so effective)
  17. Soothing to sore, chapped skin, perfect for adding to your body butter or lotion
  18. Add a few drops to your diaper cream recipe
  19. Diffuse to help keep your pet calm during anxious moments, like the 4th of July fireworks
  20. Apply diluted over your belly to calm menstrual cramps
  21. Add to your favorite lip balm recipe to make your teeth look whiter
  22. Make your own DIY Face Serum with 3 drops each blue tansy, frankincense, copaiba, cedarwood, and geranium
  23. Apply diluted to your nails to improve the appearance and feel if the skin around and under your nails are irritated

** Blue tansy being blue may stain cloth or your skin if used in higher concentration.

Before using blue tansy essential oil topical, be sure to dilute it with your favorite carrier oil. Typically, I recommend diluting one drop of blue tansy oil per ml of carrier oil, but at the minimum, dilute it to 50%. Before applying to a large area, do a small patch test first. If the results show irritated skin, you didn't dilute enough and should add more carrier oil. If you have sensitive skin, you may need to dilute more.

A carrier oil can be any cold-pressed, seed-based oil (ideally organic and unrefined). This includes most cooking oil, like coconut oil, avocado oil, and olive oil. Personally, we LOVE using sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, and the V6 Carrier oil (made by Young Living). This is the best way to dilute your essential oils for topical use.

Popular Blue Tansy Essential Oil Recipes

Muscle Massage Oil Featuring Blue Tansy Oil

  • 3 drops of Blue Tansy
  • 5 drops of Helichrysum (italicum)
  • 1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil
  • 2 teaspoons of Carrier Oil

Massage into desired targeted area as often as needed.

Calming Massage Featuring Blue Tansy Oil

  • 3 drops Blue Tansy
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Grand Fir
  • 1 tablespoon Carrier oil

Essential Oils That Blend Well With Blue Tansy Essential Oil

Member-Favorite DIY Blue Tansy Essential Oil Blends

Blue tansy has a middle note, making it an excellent addition to your DIY diffuser blends.

  • Be Creative – 3 drops bergamot, 2 drops ginger, and 1 drop each blue tansy and cedarwood
  • Cheerful – 3 drops orange, 2 drops lemon, and 1 drop each spearmint and blue tansy
  • Courage In A Bottle – 5 drops black spruce, 4 drops frankincense, 3 drops each grand fir and rosemary, 2 drops blue tansy, and 1 drop rosewood or hinoki
  • Lift Your Blues – 3 drops blue tansy, and 2 drops each lemon, orange, bergamot, and jasmine essential oils
  • Positive Thoughts – 4 drops copaiba, 3 drops each blue tansy and helichrysum, 2 drops frankincense
  • Relax – 4 drops blue tansy, 3 drops tangerine, 2 drops orange, 1 drop each of patchouli and ylang ylang
  • Sunny Side – 3 drops each blue tansy and marjoram essential oils and 2 drops juniper
  • Sweet Aroma – 5 drops blue tansy, 4 drops orange, 3 drops ylang ylang
  • To The Tropics – 4 drops blue tansy, 3 drops each ylang ylang and geranium, 2 drops each lemongrass and bergamot, and 1 drop lime

Blue Tansy Essential Oil Substitute Ideas

Blue Tansy's popularity in beauty products surged, causing it to be over-harvested, almost entirely out of existence in the wild. With modern farming initiatives, supplies are steadily increasing, but it’s still one of the more expensive essential oils. A 5ml bottle typically costs close to $100, which causes many people to look for a cheaper or more readily available blue tansy alternative.

Becuase of Blue Tansy's chamazulene content, there are only a few oils that would sufficiently replace it:

Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Tansy Essential Oil

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Blue Tansy Testimonials

Aging Backwards!

From Echo Summer Hill: I am 35 years old and I’m all about taking the best care of my skin as possible!! I swear since using Young Living oils and products on my face I’m aging backwards. ⁣Just call me Benjamin Button, Y’all! ⁣I use it all from the oils, cleansers, moisturizers, serums and Savvy makeup!! ⁣⁣Now listen up…I can’t stand doing DIY things but I saw this recipe a few months back, tweaked it to fit what I wanted and have been obsessed every since making it! It’s so easy and my skin really does glow and feel so much better since using it! ⁣⁣Tweak Recipe to fit your desires…⁣⁣

Add to a 2 oz dropper bottle, filled the rest of the way with rose hip oil

My Hair!!

From Cheryl Salter: I was noticing how much my roots had grown out as of course, I needed my color done 2-3 weeks ago. I remembered someone mentioning they use to use Blue Tansy as a hair lightener or highlighter so I figured what the heck. I put some on my dry hair at the root line. of course my hair turned blue there and was a bit nervous but kept going. I then washed my hair a couple hours later and next day noticed no roots showing. It looks like I had my roots highlighted! Yes I am a blonde so not sure regarding other colors buy hey worth a try!

Where to Buy High-Quality Blue Tansy Essential Oil

Don't be fooled into purchasing substandard essential oil brands using clever marketing and loose labeling laws. Be sure you know about the 10 Dirty Little Secrets of the essential oil industry so you can make the best choice for your needs.

Warning: DO NOT purchase your essential oils through Amazon or similar websites!

Any website that allows anyone to sell, such as Amazon, eBay, Walmart… etc… are terrible places to purchase essential oils. While you may get a “good deal,” knowing who you're purchasing from is difficult. There are many counterfeit essential oils being sold that are causing health ailments, major skin reactions, and a lot of misery. These are NOT high-quality essential oils. They are fakes being sold purely for profit.

Where we purchase our essential oils, and why

We purchase our blue tansy oil from Young Living because they set a higher standard for essential oil production than what I've found throughout the rest of the industry. Their farm-to-table type of approach and testing at every phase of their farming, distillation, and bottling processes has proven to me time and time again to be the closest thing out there to buying from your local farmer or DIYing, only better with their 25+ years of continual research, testing, and improvement. They are completely transparent in everything they do and even open their farms so you can see for yourself (or involve yourself in the process).

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