Blue Tansy Essential Oil (Tanacetum annuum)

Blue Tansy essential oil (aka Moroccan Blue Chamomile) has an intoxicating, sweet floral scent that transports you to the mountains of Morocco and soothes your soul with its deep blue calming essence.  Blue Tansy oil benefits may include:

  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-histamine
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-microbial
  • Antiviral
  • Excellent Ingredient for Cosmetics
  • Febrifuge
  • Insect Repellent
  • Potent anti-allergenic properties
  • Sedative

Aromatic Scent: Delightfully sweet and fruity with subtle floral and herbaceous undertones

Dr. Nick Notes

Blue Tansy essential oil is a unique extract that is relatively uncommon on the essential oil market - highly medicinal, with an exotic & inviting sweet floral aroma.  Of valuable mention is the potent anti-histamingeric properties Blue Tansy elicits ~ for allergy season, we’ve discovered that a combination (50/50%) of Helichrysum Blue Tansy (or German Chamomile) seems to greatly reduce seasonal rhinitis (allergies) symptoms for several hours by applying below the nostrils.

A powerful anti-inflammatory extract, Blue Tansy can be coupled into pain formulations, stress ointments.  Chamzulene (also found in steam distilled German Chamomile) is the molecule responsible for the dark blue tint and is produced during the distillation / heating process.  Chamzulene has great anti-inflammatory and relaxant properties. The aromatic profile is quite unique and creates very intriguing medicinal botanical perfumes.

Blue tansy oil has a history of being used for asthma, eczema, bug bites, sunburn, and muscle aches. The aroma is mentally stimulating/cleansing while relaxing to the nervous system. Truly a unique botanical ingredient that is a valuable medicinal extract to keep in one’s medicine cabinet!

How to Use

  • Add to a room diffuser using several drops, reduce seasonal allergenic effects & cleanse the environment while providing a calming atmosphere
  • Apply topically for pain, inflammation, or skin irritations
  • Experience a few drops in a hot bath with epsom salt for joint pain
  • For use as an anti-inflammatory or anti-histamine, massage into the skin – try 10% infused into a carrier such as almond, jojoba or coconut oil and avoid contact with clothing or risk permanent staining ~
  • Try 5% infusion into jojoba oil for a nourishing face serum, add in a bit of Rosehip Seed oil for the ultimate experience ever!


Caution when using blue tansy with drugs metabolized by CYP2D6, CYP1A2 or CYP3A4.  Blue tansy oil may have an interaction with drugs that are metabolized by CYP2D6. Blue Tansy may stain clothing and skin a rich blue color.

Blends Well With: Frankincense, Bergamot,  Cedar Atlas, Clary Sage, Geranium, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemon, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang,

Cultivation: Unsprayed
Country of Origin: Morocco
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Parts of Plant Used: Aerial parts of the flowering plant

Terpenes: Chamazulene, ß-Myrcene, Camphor, Sabinene, ß-Eudesmol, 3,6-Dihydrochamazulene, ß-Pinene, α-Phellandrene, Borneol, p-Cymene, 2,5,8-Trimethylnahthol, Terpinen-4-ol, 7,12-Dehydro-5,6,7,8-tetrahydrochamazulene, 9-(15, 16-Dihydro-15-methylenegeranyl)-p-cymene, ( )-Limonene, Thymol, α-Pinene, ß-Sequiphellandrene, 1,8-Cineole, ß-Caryophyllene, Valencene, Germacrene D, α-Terpinene, Caryophyllene oxide, Methyl jasmonate

~ Ever-Expanding Graciousness ~


  • Blue Tansy Essential Oil | Uses, Benefits & Where to Buy. (2017, November 06). Retrieved November 07, 2017, from https://betterhealthorganization.com/blue-tansy-essential-oil/
  • Shafaghat, A., Ghorban-Dadras, O., Mohammadhosseini, M., Akhavan, M., Shafaghatlonbar, M., & Panahi, A. (2017). A comparative Study on Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils from Tanacetum parthenium (L.) Schultz. Bip. and Tanacetum punctatum (Desr.) Grierson. Leaves from Iran. Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants, 20(4), 1143-1150. doi:10.1080/0972060x.2017.1383859
  • Tisserand, R., Young, R., & Williamson, E. M. (2014). Essential oil safety: a guide for health care professionals (2nd ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier.
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  • [B.M. Lawrence, Progress in Essential Oils. (Perfumer & Flavorist 26 no. 1, 2001), 48-51. Source cited in Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 224.]

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product. *

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