What Is Blue Tansy Essential Oil & Ways To Use It
Blue Tansy is an essential oil that is less commonly heard of and one that tends to be used in blends. Some companies do sell it by itself and it is a wonderful oil that you may want to purchase, to use by itself, or to make your own blends with.
First things first, you always want to be sure to buy your oils from a reputable dealer or company. Some oils are not pure and though they may say they are on the label, they are allowed to have 95% fillers in them and still be labeled that way. Sounds crazy, but it’s true.
Never use an oil on your body that says it is only safe for aromatherapy. Those have toxins and perfumes in them and so if you are concerned at all with making sure you’re using a pure oil, steer clear of that type. If the price seems too low and too good to be true, it probably is.
That being said, let’s talk about the benefits of Blue Tansy and some practical uses for it, so you can decide for yourself if you need it, or so that if you already own it, you can know how to use it.
Where It Comes From
Blue Tansy comes from a yellow-flowered plant that is found in the Mediterranean. It is an annual and the flowers are small in size.
So why is it called “Blue” Tansy when the flower it comes from is yellow? This is the first question most people have when they see a photo of the plant.
The process used to retrieve the oil is steam distillation and it is taken from all parts of the plant. When this happens, a chemical component of it, called Chamazulene provides the lovely blue color. This oil is also sometimes referred to as Moroccan Tansy and is not the same as another form of Tansy oil that does not have the same chemical properties as the Blue Tansy does. Be sure which you are buying before using them for specific health benefits.
There are several other great chemical components of Blue Tansy that are beneficial, two of which are camphor and Sabinene.
Camphor you may recognize as being an ingredient in many soothing type balms and bug repellents as well. It helps soothe the skin and has a cooling effect.
Sabinene is great for the skin and helps aid in recovering from blemishes and scars. It has an uplifting scent and helps lighten the mood, so it is a perfect oil to diffuse in stressful situations and to help relieve tiredness.
Practical Uses for Blue Tansy Essential Oil:
Apply it alone or along with a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil for a message. Works great on tired, sore muscles and is good before and after a workout.
Acne, Scars & Blemishes:
Use a drop or two on a cotton ball and apply to face or areas on the body where you have blemishes or acne. Use on the skin to help diminish scars, blemishes or fine lines or wrinkles.
To soothe the skin in any situation, apply it topically and rub in well. It will help relieve it fast. You can also add a few drops to a moisturizer or lotion and apply.
Caution should be used when applying to the skin the first time, as it can be too much for sensitive skin, and may need to be combined with a carrier always for those with sensitive skin, such as children or elderly skin.
Works well in DIY bath items like bath salts and soaks to help relax and alleviate stress and to soothe the muscles and body.
Diffuse Blue Tansy in the mid-afternoon to help liven and uplift. Use in a diffuser during times of sadness or stress to be uplifting and lighten the mood. Also, if you don’t have a diffuser handy, just apply a drop to the palms of the hands and rub together, then cup loosely over the nose and mouth and inhale deeply. Apply a drop to a diffuser jewelry item and reapply as needed, use it throughout the day.
Use with your daily routine and apply to face where you may want to prevent or treat fine lines and wrinkles. The easiest way to do this is to add a drop to your daily moisturizer.
As A Dye:
One fun thing you can use this oil for is a natural dye in bath products or related items to get the blue effect from it.
Make yourself or a gift for someone who needs it. Make a roller remedy by blending the following oils for massaging on achy muscles or stiff joints:
In a 10 ml. sized roller ball bottle, add the following drops of oils – 15 Blue Tansy, 12 Frankincense, 12 Lavender, 8 Peppermint, and 8 Basil, and then top off with a carrier oil. Roll on to the area of pain or stiffness or use before and after strenuous activity.
Please note that I am not a medical professional and this post is not meant to replace your medications. As with any health treatment, be sure to consult your doctor before trying anything new.
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