August 3, 2015
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.
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.
Lavender, Ravintsara, Pine, Cedarwood, Rosemary, Helichrysum
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.
Massage into desired targeted area as often as needed.
Massage into shoulders, upper back, and neck. Can also diffuse, without the carrier oil.
Blue Tansy oil is a really enjoyable essential oil and great to have on hand. What do you like to use it for? Tell us in the comment section at the bottom of the page. We need to know!