Blue tansy essential oil is steam distilled from the plant known botanically as Tanacetumannuum. It is also called Moroccan blue chamomile. As the name implies, this is a deep blue oil with a floral, herbaceous and slightly camphoraceous fragrance. Chamazulene is what causes the blue color. Blue tansy has analgesic, anti-allergenic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, antiviral, calmative, digestive, expectorant,febrifuge, insecticidal, nervine and sedative therapeutic properties.
1. Alleviate Anxiety
Practice blue tansy aromatherapy for 30 to 60 minutes to alleviate anxiety. If you get anxiety attacks when you are away from home where you can’t run your diffuser, just keep the bottle of blue tansy essential oil with you and inhale the vapors directly from the bottle. It should only take a few deep inhales through the nose and out through the mouth to reduce anxiety.
2. Reduce Nervousness
Use blue tansy oil to reduce nervousness before an important meeting or other potentially stressful situation where you need to keep a cool head. Dab a few drops on your neck, chest and wrists.
3. Alleviate Depression
Practice blue tansy aromatherapy or apply a 2% to 3% blue tansy/carrier oil blend on your chest and the soles of your feet to alleviate depression. It naturally lifts the spirits.
*Blue tansy essential oil may reduce the efficacy of prescription antidepressants.*
4. Control Impulsive Behavior
Apply a 2% to 3% blue tansy/carrier oil blend to the soles of your feet, chest, neck and wrists to curb impulsive behavior. Aromatherapy can also help.
5. Get Relief from Arthritis
Massage a 2% to 3% blue tansy essential oil/carrier oil blend into arthritic joints to reduce pain and inflammation. You can use a stronger dilution rate, but don’t overdo it. Start out with 2% to 3% and gradually increase the strength until you get relief. Blue tansy is most effective when diluted to a strength of 5%.
6. Treat Asthma
Dab the 2% to 3% blend on the upper abdominal area just above the stomach between the ribs to control asthma symptoms.
7. Treat Emphysema
Practice blue tansy aromatherapy for 30 to 60 minutes several times a day to reduce inflammation associated with emphysema. Blue tansy EO is particularly effective for emphysema when you mix 1 drop of it with 5 drops of cypress essential oil and 10 drops of pine essential oil in the diffuser.
*A 1% to 3% dilution rate (1 to 3 drops of essential oil per teaspoon of carrier oil) is fine for everyday use.Stronger dilution rates should only be used for 10 days to 2 weeks at a time.*
8. Relieve Chest Congestion
Put 6 to 8 drops of blue tansy oil into your diffuser and run it for 30 to 60 minutes to relieve chest congestion. The oil’s expectorant properties thin the phlegm to make it easier for you to clear it out of your lungs. You can also add 2 drops to a bowl of steaming water and inhale the vapors. Massage a 2% to 3% blue tansy/carrier oil blend into your chest, throat and back for relief.
9. Treat Allergies
Practice blue tansy aromatherapy to help prevent allergic reactions. Blue tansy is a natural antihistamine. You can also apply the 2% to 3% blend topically to treat allergic dermatitis.
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10. Stop Coughs
Inhale blue tansy vapors from the bottle or massage the 2% to 3% blend into the throat and chest to stop coughing.
11. Treat or Prevent Bacterial Infections
Apply blue tansy to sores and wounds to prevent or treat bacterial infections. Its natural antibacterial and antimicrobial properties will kill off the bacteria.
*Place a drop of a 2% blue tansy essential oil/carrier oil blend on an inconspicuous area of skin andwait for at least a few hours to make sure you aren’t sensitive to it.*
12. Speed Bruise Healing
Apply the 2% to 3% blue tansy blend to bruises for relief from the pain and inflammation and to speed healing.
13. Alleviate Pain
Dab a drop or two of a 2% to 3% blue tansy/carrier oil blend on painful areas. Its analgesic properties will quickly reduce the pain.
14. Treat Shingles
Gently, dab a 2% to 5% blue tansy/carrier oil blend on the spine and rash or blisters from shingles to relieve pain, itching and inflammation and speed healing. If it is too painful to dab the oil on, mix 1/2 cup of distilled water with 1 to 3 teaspoons of blue tansy essential oil, pour it into a spray bottle and spray it on the blistered areas. Shake it well before you spray and several times while spraying.
15. Speed Healing from Chicken Pox
Practice blue tansy aromatherapy and apply the diluted essential oil topically to treat chicken pox. Its natural antiviral properties will speed healing while its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties relieve pain and inflammation. Blue tansy can be used on children but use only a 1% to 2% dilution strength.
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16. Treat Sciatica
Massage the 2% to 5% blue tansy EO/carrier oil blend into your lower back, buttocks, hips and the back of your legs for relief from sciatica.
17. Treat Measles and Mumps
Spray on skin eruptions with blue tansy EO mixed in water and practice blue tansy aromatherapy to speed recovery from measles and mumps. Its febrifuge properties reduce fever while its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties relieve other symptoms. The anti-viral properties of blue tansy essential oil can also help curb the spread of these viral diseases.
*Tansy oil, which is distilled from the Tanacetumvulgare plant, is toxic and neurotoxic.*
18. Relieve Nerve Pain
Treat neuropathy with blue tansy essential oil. Massage a blue tansy/carrier oil blend with a strength of 2% to 3% into the painful area. You can also put 1 teaspoon of a 4% to 8% blue tansy/carrier oil blend in a hot bath and enjoy a relaxing soak for nerve pain relief.
19. Treat Fibromyalgia
Massage the 2% to 3% blue tansy/carrier oil blend into painful areas to relieve the pain and inflammation commonly experienced with fibromyalgia. Blue tansy aromatherapy or a warm bath with a few drops of the 2% to 3% blend added to the water can help, too.
20. Alleviate Ear Pain and Infection
Gently apply a 2% to 3% blue tansy/carrier oil blend to the outer part of the ear, right in front of the ear and behind the ear to alleviate ear pain and help fight ear infection. Massaging it into the soles of the feet may also help.
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21. Improve Digestion
Add 6 to 8 drops of blue tansy EO to 1/2 cup of distilled water in your diffuser and turn it on for 30 to 60 minutes around meal time to improve digestion.
22. Reduce Inflammation in the Digestive Tract
Practice blue tansy aromatherapy or massage a 2% to 3% blue tansy/carrier oil blend into your abdominal area to reduce inflammation in the digestive tract.
23. Boost the Endocrine System
Apply a couple drops of the 2% to 3% blend to the throat where your thyroid gland is to boost your endocrine system.
*Women with an endocrine system imbalance should not use blue tansy EO.*
24. Alleviate Dysentery
Massage a 2% to 3% blue tansy/carrier oil blend into your abdominal area to treat dysentery. Its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties will help cure the cause while its analgesic,antispasmodic and digestive therapeutic properties make you feel better.
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25. Eradicate Intestinal Parasites
Kill the intestinal parasites that may be causing dysentery with a 2% to 3% blue tansy/carrier oil blend. Simply massage it into your abdominal area once or twice each day.
26. Treat Fungal Infections
Apply a 2% to 5% blue tansy/carrier oil blend on fungal infections of the skin. Coconut oil is a good carrier oil for this use as it has anti-fungal properties as well.
27. Alleviate Inflammation
Massage the 2% to 3% blue tansy EO/carrier oil blend into any inflamed tissues for relief.
28. Get Relief from Sore, Achy Muscles
Use the 2% to 3% blue tansy blend to reduce pain and inflammation of muscles and joints from hard work or a hard work out.
29. Prevent or Treat Insect Bites
Mix 1 to 3 teaspoons of blue tansy oil into 1/2 to 1 cup of water and use it as an insect repellent. If the insects have already bitten, use the 2% to 3% blue tansy/carrier oil blend to soothe the pain, inflammation and itching.
30. Alleviate Itching
Dab the 2% to 3% blue tansy/carrier oil blend on itchy patches of skin for relief.
*Blue tansy EO can cause blue stains on fabric.*
31. Treat Eczema and Psoriasis
Use the 2% to 3% blue tansy essential oil/carrier oil blend to treat eczema and psoriasis. It will soothe the skin and reduce inflammation.
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32. Soothe Dermatitis
Apply the 2% to 3% blue tansy blend to red, irritated skin from dermatitis. It will quickly reduce pain, inflammation and itching. If the dermatitis is due to allergies, blue tansy’s anti-allergenic properties will reduce histamines and speed healing.
33. Alleviate Varicose Veins
Apply the 2% to 3% blue tansy blend to varicose veins to help shrink and heal them.
34. Relieve Sunburn Pain and Inflammation
Spray sunburned skin with a mixture of 1/2 cup of distilled water and 1 to 3 teaspoons of blue tansy essential oil. Shake it well before you spray and several times while spraying. You can also use a 2% to 5% blue tansy/carrier oil blend, if the skin is not too painful, to apply the oil topically. Coconut oil and jojoba oil are both excellent carrier oils for treating sunburn. You can actually buy a specially formulated sunburn balm that contains blue tansy EO, lavender EO, jojoba oil and a list of other soothing ingredients.
35. Relieve Skin Irritation from Radiation Treatments
Use blue tansy oil to treat skin irritations from radiation treatments in the same way as you would for sunburn.
36. Alleviate Insomnia
Diffuse blue tansy for 30 to 60 minutes before you go to bed for a better night’s sleep. You can also add 6 to 8 drops of a 2% to 3% blue tansy/carrier oil blend to a warm, relaxing bath or massage the blend into the soles of your feet to alleviate insomnia.
Was this list helpful to you? Blue tansy essential oil is so good for your skin that it is used in high-end skin-care products. Blue tansy is a little expensive but, if you want an essential oil that is absolutely wonderful for skin care and has a long list of other great therapeutic benefits, this is your oil.
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