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August 3, 2015

Blue Tansy Essential Oil Uses


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.

Combines Well With

Lavender, Ravintsara,  Pine, Cedarwood, Rosemary, Helichrysum

Points of Interest


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.

Muscle Massage

Massage into desired targeted area as often as needed.

Calming Massage

Massage into shoulders, upper back, and neck.  Can also diffuse, without the carrier oil.

And Finally

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!

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Ahhh…blue tansy is lovely. I mix my blue tansy with raw shea and raw cacao butter, I add a tiny amount of marula oil and lavender. Last I add pure Vitamin E and vegetable based glycerin. This mix makes the most luxurious, skin calming, mint chocolate smelling skin serum. Solid in the jar, but meeelts into your skin. It calms the mind and relieves all traces of dryness.

Jennifer | February 13, 2017 | Reply

    Sounds like a lovely combination! Thank you for sharing with all of us.

    Rocky Mountain Oils | February 14, 2017 | Reply

    @Jennifer, regarding your mint chocolate skin serum recipe, could you specify how much of each ingredient you use for this please? It sounds divine but I’m a novice when it comes to creating these things and have not quite developed the confidence to just experiment in my own yet. I would really appreciate it! Thanks in advance! ❤️

    Tiffany | July 28, 2017 | Reply

    One of the ladies asked for the proportional amounts for the ingredients of your recipe, and I would Love to know them too? ?

    Kelly Anderson | September 25, 2017 | Reply

    I would love the portions of this skin serum, Jennifer….if you’re willing to share!

    Lynn | January 19, 2018 | Reply

Do you sell Blue Tansy?

Leanne | February 16, 2018 | Reply

It makes the best instant pain relief ever! I made a roller bottle with fractions coconut oil, 5 drops frankincense, 5 drops helichrysum, 5 drops myrtrh,5 drops geranium and 5 drops blue tansy. It is amazing

Kady Mericle | March 23, 2018 | Reply

    Thanks for sharing Kady! 🙂

    RMO CS | March 23, 2018 | Reply