Plant Part: Leaves and Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Tanacetum Annuum L. produces leaves and flowers, from which the Tansy Blue Essential Oil is extracted through high pressure, low heat steam extraction.
Color: Blue to greenish blue liquid.
Common Uses: Blue Tansy – like all of the blue essential oils containing the active azulene – is best known for its skin care properties and as an anti-inflammatory agent. It has also been credited by aromatherapists as being an antihistamine and antispasmodic. It is believed to induce relaxation, reduce nervous tension and stress, and be beneficial for allergies. It does the latter by being a stimulant for the thymus gland.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Blends well with most essential oils, though particularly Ravensara. When blending, special attention should be given to colour issues that may arise, (for example – discoloration if used in a white cream or lotion).
Aromatic Scent: Tansy Blue Essential Oil has a surprisingly sweet scent making it perfect for applications in skin care products and skin therapies.
History: Blue Tansy is also known as (true) Moroccan Chamomile, although another variety grown in Morocco, Ormensis multicaulis, is correctly called Wild Moroccan Chamomile, but does not have the distinctive blue colour of the other chamomiles.
A middle note with a medium aroma, Tansy Blue has a surprisingly sweet scent making it perfect for applications in skin-care products. Blends well with most essential oils, though particularly with Ravensara and Ravintsara. When blending, special attention should be given for color issues that may arise; for example, a bluish tint or discoloration if used in a white cream or lotion.