12 Amazing Uses for Blue Tansy Essential Oil

Tanacetum Annuum Essential Oil is more commonly referred to as Blue Tansy. It's a favorite aromatherapy tool among many essential oil enthusiasts and is an ideal addition to relaxation blends in your diffuser.

From your HVAC unit to your seasonal insect bites, here are a dozen creative and amazing ways to use Blue Tansy oil (plus a few safety tips on how not to use it).

1. Create peace in your home or office.

Diffuse Tanacetum Annuum essential oil alone or in a calming mixture to add a lovely scent to the air and a feeling of calmness over the area.

2. Promote clearer breathing when you have a cough or cold.

Mix Blue Tansy oil with peppermint and eucalyptus oils in a diffuser or an essential oil inhaler. The minty, sharp scents help perk up your sinuses and your mental energy any time of year.

Man taking a relaxing aromatherapy bath

3. Soak in a warm bath to ease muscles and skin irritations.

Remember that Blue Tansy oil is a rare and strong oil, so combine it with carrier oils when used in cosmetic or skin care routines. Try a mix of Tanacetum Annuum with Safflower Oil in bathwater. You only need a few drops of Blue Tansy Oil in a larger portion of carrier oil.

4. Create natural pest repellent.

Combine Blue Tansy oil with a carrier oil and apply it to your skin as a natural repellent. Pests tend to stay away from the strong scent.

5. Add to unscented lotion.

Add a few drops of Tanacetum Annuum to your favorite unscented natural lotion or carrier oil. You can use the lotion as a sunburn balm and incorporate the oil into a massage routine for an extra dose of stress relief.

Blue Tansy Essential Oil (Tanacetum Annuum, Wild Crafted)

6. Calm stomach woes.

Use a massage oil that incorporates Blue Tansy essential oil on the abdomen to help calm the feel of upset stomachs, gas or cramps.

7. Reduce the look and feel of inflammation.

Blue Tansy oil possesses properties that can calm the look and feel if inflammation and may be helpful in addressing redness or puffy patches on the skin. Add a drop or two to your natural cosmetics to integrate this benefit into your daily beauty regimen.

8. Fight back against pollen.

Even if you don't have a cough, add Blue Tansy oil to your diffuser to be proactive during pollen season.

9. Add a calming aroma to your entire home.

If you're a big believer in the benefits of aromatherapy, get whole-home benefits by spritzing your air conditioner filter with Blue Tansy oil. Your HVAC system will carry the calming sent throughout your house.

Essential Oil Diffuser

10. De-escalate the mood.

Blue Tansy is frequently used to reduce feelings of anger, so it's an ideal oil to diffuse after an argument or when family tensions are running high (consider stocking up before the holidays or a visit from the in-laws).

11. Reduce irritation from nail fungus.

Add a bit of Blue Tansy oil to carrier oil and apply it to the bed of your nails. The application may reduce the unattractive look of fungus and provide some mild relief from irritation.

12. Create an instantly soothing shower.

Slip a few drops of the oil into your shampoo or conditioner for a hot shower that truly soothes the savage stress beast in you. Always remember to mix the oil well with any product and be mindful of using products that don't contain other oils that may not play well with Tanacetum Annuum.

Lavender and Blue Tansy Essential Oil Blends by Source Vital Apothecary

What Not to Do With Blue Tansy Oil

With more than a dozen ways to put this oil to use in your home and life, you can see that Tanacetum Annuum is a powerful product. As with all powerful oils, avoid direct, undiluted application on the skin. Because oils don't mix with water, avoid adding drops of this essential oil directly to your bathwater, where they can float around and then get on your skin and irritate it. In these cases, carrier oils are a must-have resource.

Tanacetum Annuum  also has the deep blue hue it's named for, and it will sometimes stain clothing, so ensure you keep it away from fabrics. You should also keep it away from beverages, food products and anything else you might ingest.

Anytime you use oils in aromatherapy, make sure you know what you are using. Blue Tansy oil is not the same as Tansy oil, which can be toxic and is not appropriate for these uses. Tanacetum Annuum is sometimes referred to as Blue Chamomile, but so is Chamomile German (which is not toxic, but doesn't have the same benefits as Blue Tansy oil). 

Be careful of adulteration, as a rare and special oil there can be versions out on the market that are not 100% pure.

Source Vitál Apothecary's Blue Tansy Essential Oil is 100% pure and undiluted. There are no fillers or synthetic additives. We source this lovely oil from Morocco. It has a complex aroma that is described as refreshing and herbaceous, with a sweet, fruity note.

Blue Tansy blends well with all the Chamomile oils, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Marjoram, Myrtle and Neroli.

When you follow these precautions, Blue Tansy oil can be a huge benefit in your skin care or aromatherapy regime.


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