Tanacetum annuum from which Tansy Blue essential oil is distilled produces leaves and flowers, from which the Blue essential oil Tansy Blue is extracted through high pressure, low heat steam extraction.
Reported Attributes of Tansy Blue Essential Oil:-
This oil has no use in aromatherapy despite many claims from dubious sources to the contrary but is used occasionally in skin care preparations.
The Tansy is toxic. Blue Tansy like all of the blue essential oils containing the active azulene is best known for its skin care properties as an anti-inflammatory. It has also been credited by aromatherapists as being an antihistamine and antispasmodic. It is believed by some to induce relaxation, reduce nervous tension and stress, and be beneficial for allergies.
Tansy Blue Essential Oil Blends Well With:-
Most oils but specifically Ravensara but take care of discolouration issues as the oil may very well produce an unusal colour when mixed in a cream base for instance.
Tansy blue is often mistakenly referred to as Moroccan Chamomile, although Moroccan Chamomile is actually an entirely different species.Both contain azulene
All Tansy species are toxic and should not be taken internally unless medically supervised ( although its primary use in the past was internal) and used with extreme caution in external application.