Posted on March 18, 2016
We’re spotlighting Blue Tansy-Tanacetum Annuum essential oil for this Autumn-Winter because its one of those intriguing oils that inspires curiosity. Its not a common everyday oil, you don’t hear about it being used in formula’s on a daily bases like Lavender or Rose, its cobalt blue in color and is reported to be poisonous if ingested, but if you render it just right, it’s got a great medicinal range. Blue tansy’s most salient features are its antibacterial, antihistamine, and general anti-inflammatory nature, with a side effect of skin-calming and reaction-soothing (as you may expect).
Blue Tansy essential oil, also known as Moroccan chamomile. This Chamomile, which is classified botanically as a member of the Tansy family, has the most chamazulene of all the blue oils, and is characterized by an intensely sweet herbal scent and deep blue color. Blue tansy, is used for sore muscles, strains, arthritis and rheumatism. Chamomile is also used in treating skin problems, providing soothing calming and cleansing action useful for burns, blisters, inflamed wounds, ulcers, dermatitis, eczema, rashes, wounds, and hypersensitive skin problems. This blue beauty smoothes out broken capillaries, improving elasticity and tissue strength.
It’s a prominent ingredient in May Lindstrom’s The Blue Cocoon, an almost coconut-oil-feeling beauty balm that proudly wears the blue-tansy team color. Lindstrom takes full advantage of tansy’s aromatherapeutic potential, adding a few extra essential oils in the mix for an even wider range of benefits—‘calming’ being chief among them
However, there is some concern with Tanacetum annum-Blue Tansy; it has been purported to have some toxicity and should not be used directly on the skin. On the other hand, when blended with carrier oils like Jojoba and Coconut Oil aromatherapists rave about the wonderful effects of Blue Tansy which is completely safe and very healing
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