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The ABCs of Essential Oils: Blue Tansy

Blue Tansy, Tanacetum annuum, comes from the annual yellow-flowered Mediterranean plant found in northern Morocco. Because of its high content of chamazulene, Blue Tansy is soothing to the mind and body when and helps promote healthy looking skin. Chamazulene is also the chemical component that gives Blue Tansy it’s characteristic indigo color. Besides it’s versatile skin benefits, Blue Tansy is also great for helping lessen anxious feelings, aiding in digestive discomfort, and promoting clear breathing. Emotionally speaking, Blue Tansy is known as the oil of Inspired Action. When used topically, this oil is great for helping support those who resist change or have become stagnant in their progression by creating inward mobility to manifest their passion into action.

BOTANICAL FAMILY: Compositae (Daisy)

AROMATIC DESCRIPTION: Fruity, Mellow, Sweet, Balsamic, Herbaceous



· Blends With: Most oils

· Substitutions: Lavender, Frankincense, Rosemary, Roman Chamomile


· Lessens anxious feelings.

· Calming to the mind and body.

· Soothing to the skin.

· Diminishes blemishes.

· Lessens seasonal allergies.

· Promotes clear breathing.

· Assists with digestive discomfort.


Diffuse to uplift mood and create a positive atmosphere. Add to your favorite moisturizer or cleanser to help reduce the appearance of blemishes or soothe skin irritation. Add one or two drops into an unscented lotion and use as a restoring massage after a hard workout or stressful day. Add to a warm bath filled with Epsom salt for a calming and relaxing atmosphere. Dilute and apply to your temples and back of skull to diminish headaches.


· Negative: Procrastinating, Exhausted, Lethargic, Uninspired, Self-Sabotage

· Positive: Inspired, Committed, Energized, Responsible, Motivated

CAUTIONS: Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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