Updated: May 20, 2019
Blue Tansy, also known as Moroccan Tansy, is a more recent addition in doTERRA's collection, having only been added as a single essential oil in 2017. Prior it was only found in the Deep Blue blend and Balance Grounding blend. It's not to be confused with Tanacetum vulgare or common tansy oil, which has a very different chemical make-up. It's name is partly derived from it's color, a deep indigo blue.
It's chemical constituent, chamazulene, gives it this beautiful shade of blue. Chamazulene is also found in Yarrow | Pom! Tansy comes from the Greek word "Athanaton" meaning immortal. It lives up to that name as it supports healthy and youthful skin.
Especially in high-end skin care, Blue Tansy is a highly coveted natural ingredient due to its ability to promote a clear complexion. It's chemical constituent Sabinene supports to diminish blemishes, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Blue Tansy is part of the chamomile family, along with Roman Chamomile and German Chamomile. While it comes from a yellow-flowered plant, it's sometimes referred to as "Moroccan Blue Chamomile."
Chamazulene is actually formed during steam distillation, which explains why the oils are blue but the plants they come from are not. Of all the chamomile oils, Blue Tansy is the oil with the greatest chamazulene content. This means that it has the most powerful soothing effect, both emotionally and physically.
Because it is has a high concentration of chamazulene, it can turn our skin blue if we over do it, so a little goes a long way. In fact, diluting it with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil is the best way to use it topically. This is not an essential oil we can use internally.
Aromatically, Blue Tansy has a sweet and warm aroma that is calming for the mind, body, and spirit. It's known for being a great defender and eliminator, as its' chemical constituent Sabinine supports a healthy immune function and response, skin support, as well as a powerful antioxidant support.
doTERRA Blue Tansy essential oil is sourced in northern Morocco, where the subtropical climate and cooling ocean breezes create the perfect growing conditions for the plant.
Blue Tansy is incredibly calming to the nervous system, and it's a wonderful oil to use at night before sleeping, especially in your daily skin care routine. Emotionally, Blue Tansy is the oil of inspired action. It supports those who resist taking action to change or transform their circumstances, particularly in procrastinating. Sound familiar?
What it does is provide a shockwave to shakes us out of our habit of avoiding or vacillating. It helps us to align with the whisperings of our inner voice, our intuition. Interestingly enough, when we ignore these messages, we feel drained, lethargic and exhausted. With Blue Tansy, we are supported to take initiative to design our own life where we are naturally energized by our passions.
Blue Tansy brings the action required to make these changes. This beautiful blue hued oil has plenty of science to back it up, check out doTERRA's study on it here.
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Balance Grounding Blend
Deep Blue Soothing Blend
How it smells
Fruity, mellow, balsamic
Make your own face oil! This is a blend we made in our Natural Beauty workshop last year that was a huge hit: 10 drops each of Frankincense, Helichrysum, and Blue Tansy combined with grapeseed oil. Grapeseed oil is light and dry, this is a high vibe step to add to your skin care routine. Re-purpose an essential oil bottle to put it in!
For thyroid and thymus issues, apply over thyroid and to back of neck
For cold symptoms and muscle aches, apply to affected area or bottoms of feet
For sinus headaches and toothache, massage into temples, sides of nose, or gums
For acne, eczema psoriasis and sunburn symptoms apply to affected areas with Helichrysum
For allergies, itching, rashes, watery eyes and sneezing, apply to bottoms of feet and/or affected areas
For indigestion, stomach ulcers, and intestinal worms, massage into abdomen
For fungal and skin infections apply to affected areas
For bug bites and insect repellent, apply to affected areas and diffuse to deter insects, or add a few drops to a spray bottle with water
Mental Support For tension headaches, massage into temples, sides of nose, or gums
For feelings of low self-confidence, diffuse or inhale from cupped hands
If feeling overwhelmed, use aromatically and topically to feel encouraged
If you find yourself procrastinating in your life, dilute 1-3 drops with carrier oil and apply behind ears, on wrist, and over solar plexus chakra (upper stomach)
For addictions, diffuse or inhale from cupped hands
Ways to use
Blends well with
How to order
If you’re already a doTERRA customer you can add it to your Loyalty Rewards Order. Not a wholesale member yet? Order Blue Tansy here. Be sure to enroll with an enrollment kit if you want to waive the annual $35 fee! Then add on single oils you'd like.
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* Methods of use: I'm only referring to use with doTERRA essential oils. Please use at your own risk with other brands.