Blue tansy is a highly prized essential oil that oftentimes comes at a premium price (upwards of $30, $50 or even $100+ per bottle for some brands).
It’s like a fine wine, with rarity and complexity a part of its enticement. So what is blue tansy essential oil good for? What are its uses and what benefits can you gain from it? There are many and there are many.
But first a little background on this amazing oil.
The Benefits and Uses of Blue Tansy
Sometimes referred to as Moroccan Tansy, blue tansy is a yellow-flowered plant native to northern Morocco. Compared to more popular essential oils like lavender and peppermint, blue tansy is of a rare breed. It has a much shorter supply.
Blue tansy contains the natural occurring constituent chamazulene, which provides its characteristically deep blue color. As odd as it my sound, it truly is a beautiful oil.
Blue tansy has a gentle, yet sweet scent and contains a host of skin-enhancing properties – the reason it is an ingredient in many skin care products. But skin care is one of many other benefits.
Learn below what blue tansy is good for and the top benefits and uses of this beautiful essential oil.
1. Anxiety and depression
Blue tansy’s delightfully warm aroma can instantly curb stress. It can be used to help with a range of emotional setbacks, including general stress, social anxiety, and even mild cases of depression.
Inhaling or diffusing blue tansy can have stimulating impact on the mind. It can relieve your fears and put your mind at ease, making your home and work life more manageable and fulfilling.
If life seems to be getting the best of you, blue tansy is a powerful and healthy alternative to the seeming over-prescription of traditional medications (of course, under certain circumstances medicine and professional consult is absolutely necessary).
2. Pain and inflammation
Blue tansy is a soothing oil that can help sore and achy muscles. Many people also find it helpful for relieving headaches caused by sinus congestion or tension.
To maximize its efficacy, mix with peppermint or lavender and apply to the affected area. You can also add a few drops to a warm bath and soak for about 20 to 30 minutes. This will relax you and allow the oils to seep into your skin.
Rather than reaching for that Tylenol bottle, give blue tansy a test drive.
3. Insect repellent
While blue tansy is beneficial and alluring to humans, this is not the case with insects. In fact, the oil has repellent characteristics that creepy crawlies simply cannot tolerate.
Whether you’re camping in the woods or your home is being infested by undesirable creatures (like mosquitos and cockroaches), blue tansy is an excellent alternative to chemical bug repellents.
There are a number of essential oils that can help with allergy and cold symptoms – cough, sore throat, sinus and chest congestion, etc. And blue tansy is certainly one of them.
The oil contains natural antihistamine properties, but without the sedative side effects that will leave you feeling drowsy and unmotivated. Blue tansy actually curbs the body’s natural histamine response to allergies, allowing it to relieve sneezing, watery eyes, rashes, and other allergic reactions.
5. Skin care
As we’ve noted, blue tansy essential oil is amazing for your skin. In addition to being an excellent moisturizer, it can help with all sorts of skin conditions with its anti-fungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Blue tansy is often used to soothe dry or inflamed skin, as well as treat conditions like dermatitis and acne. Apply topically to the affected area to improve your complexion and skin health.
A note on applying oils topically… Be sure to dilute with a carrier oil before rubbing onto your skin. You might even perform a spot test on a small patch of skin before attempting a full application.