Blue Tansy Essential Oil
Blue Tansy Essential Oil is sometimes known as Moroccan Chamomile or Moroccan Tansy. The true oil can be hard to acquire and is frequently adulterated. It's very important that you ensure that you are purchasing from a reputable supplier. Be sure that you are obtaining an oil that is specifically distilled from Tanacetum annuum. Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) and Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annuum) oils are very different oils.
Blue Tansy Essential Oil is recommended by Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt and other holistic aromatherapy experts for its use as a powerful anti-inflammatory and for its anti-histamine, anti-allergen and anti-fungal applications.
Due to its chamazulene content, Blue Tansy Essential Oil is very dark blue in color. Aromatically, Blue Tansy Essential Oil possesses a complex, sweet, slightly floral aroma with camphorous and herbaceous undertones. I find the aroma pleasant, calming and refreshing.
See the "Uses" section below for additional information.
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Flowers/Buds and Sometimes Leaves
Strength of Initial Aroma
Sweet, fruity, with subtle floral, camphorous and herbaceous undertones.
Blue Tansy Essential Oil Uses
Anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine, anti-allergen and anti-fungal applications including but not limited to asthma, muscular aches, eczema, sunburn. [Neryls Purchon and Lora Cantele, Complete Aromatherapy & Essential Oils Handbook for Everyday Wellness (Toronto ON: Robert Rose, 2014), 111. Jeanne Rose, 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols (Berkeley, CA: Frog, Ltd, 1999), 52. Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D., The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils (Toronto ON: Healing Arts Press, 2011), 52. Kurt Schnaubelt, Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy ( Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 1995), 80.]
See Essential Oil Safety for more complete list of constituents.
[B.M. Lawrence, Progress in Essential Oils. (Perfumer & Flavorist 26 no. 1, 2001), 48-51. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 224.]
Safety Information for Blue Tansy Oil: Tisserand and Young caution that a drug interaction may occur with Blue Tansy Oil when using drugs metabolized by CYP2D6. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 438-439.]
Tansy Oil is different from Blue Tansy Oil. Tansy Oil is high in B-Thujone and poses a hazard for neurotoxicity.
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