What is Blue Tansy Oil and How to Use It
Blue tansy is an essential oil that stems from a Mediterranean plant that, funny enough, is actually yellow. As the main oil that makes up doTERRA’s Deep Blue blend, it’s known to be soothing to the body and the mind.
Blue tansy belongs to the same family as the chamomile oils, which includes Roman chamomile and German chamomile. It’s because of this that it’s is sometimes referred to as “Moroccan Blue Chamomile.”
Blue tansy’s main chemical components are chamazulene and mycene. It’s chamazulene that gives it a blue hue after it’s steamed distilled. Chamazulene also has powerful soothing effects, making blue tansy perfect for relaxing sore muscles.
This oil is also unique because of its sabinene and myrcene content. Sabinene is a cyclic monoterpene known for its woody and spicy aroma. Experimental research also shows it may be soothing and help diminish the appearance of blemishes on the skin (source).
Benefits of Blue Tansy Oil
Experimental research indicates that this oil is useful for helping to keep skin looking healthy, due to chamazulene. It’s great to help reduce the appearance of blemishes.
To use: add 1 drop to your daily moisturizer to soothe your skin.
Creates a Positive Atmosphere
Blue tansy emits a mellow and fruity scent when diffused. It also has properties that help create a positive, uplifting atmosphere.
To use: stressed? Add 1-2 drops to your favorite diffuser in your home or office.
Soothes Achy Muscles
Use blue tansy with fractionated coconut oil for a soothing massage after a long day or after a strenuous exercise,
As a Natural Dye
With its pleasant fragrance, It can be used as a natural dye, which is great for fun projects. This is especially great for kids, because artificial dyes can be harmful.
To use: try making this fun DIY Kid’s Soap.