Blue Tansy Essential Oil
BLUE TANSY Essential Oil
Country of origin: India
Botanical Name: Tanacetum annuum
A magnificent Blue Tansy oil, with an aroma reminiscent of blueberries in the forest, it is extremely relaxing and excellent in skin care formulas.
This essential oil is steam distilled Indian blue tansy flowers and leaves. Its blue color is due to its chamazulene content, a highly anti-inflammatory compound modified from matricin that turns blue during the distillation process. Blue Tansy oil is non-toxic and has many similar properties to German 'Blue' Chamomile oil, with a somewhat lighter and sweeter tone. Not to be confused with Tansy oil which is generally not recommended for use by the majority of professional aromatherapists and is considered toxic.
The aroma of Blue Tansy oil induces relaxation and can be used to ease nervous tension and stress.
For respiratory support, it is most effectively used as an inhalant in a diffuser, or you can also put a couple of drops on a handkerchief and inhale directly.
Blue Tansy essential oil is considered by aromatherapists to be an important oil for burned, inflamed and damaged skin, sunburns and bruises. When blended with Helichrysum, Blue Tansy can further promote tissue regeneration. Blue Tansy is most efficacious when used in concentrations of 5% or less for skin care, as high amounts of chamulzine may be pro-inflammatory in this application.
Like other “blue” oils, is used for sore muscles, sprains and strains.
It's also one of the first choices for relief of itching or irritation from mosquito and other insect bites and stings. A drop may be used "neat", or 3-5 drops per teaspoon may be blended in a soothing carrier such as coconut or tamanu oil.
Unlike Tansy oil (Tanecetum vulgare), Blue Tansy Oil is non-toxic and a non-irritant when used in balanced doses and blends. The blue color will stain, so use caution in the application process. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.
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