The Blue Tansy belongs to the daisy family and is a perennial herb found in Morocco, Portugal, and Spain. The oil is generated by distilling the flowers of Blue Tansy by steam. In ancient times, the Blue Tansy essential oil was used for spiritual practices. It has a beautifully sweet, fruity aroma with woody undertones. Due to small crops, this oil is expensive and hard to get hands-on. People generally confuse blue tansy with tansy; these both plants are related but they differ in color, benefits, and uses.
There are still researches going on the benefits of the blue tansy essential oil. However, the major components of the blue tansy have been studied at length, providing scientific support for many of the essential oil’s uses.
The major components of the blue tansy essential oil (camphor, sabinene, myrcene) have been observed to reduce the growth of several fungi.
- Nasal Congestion
Camphor is used in many products for congestion relief; it is one of the major components of the essential oil that makes the blue tansy essential oil a great recommendation for getting rid of nasal or any kind of congestion.
The components of the blue tansy essential oil have high cytotoxicity against rhabdomyosarcoma (cancer that affects muscle tissues; often evident during childhood).
The Blue Tansy essential oil can be used for a wide variety of applications. It is known for its anti-inflammatory and antihistaminic properties. This extraordinary essential oil can soothe your irritated skin or can work as a natural decongestant. It can be easily incorporated into the daily routine. Let’s discuss some popular uses of Blue Tansy essential oil:
The Blue tansy essential oil does wonder when used in aromatherapy. It has been reported to de-stress the body and calm the mind. 8 to 10 drops of blue tansy essential oil can be used in a diffuser with water during aromatherapy. The blue tansy mixes very well with lavender, spearmint, and lemongrass essential oil.
- Natural Decongestant
This oil is a breath of fresh air for people with allergies. It works on congestions like a charm. For decongesting a nose from a cold or any allergies just take 3 drops of blue tansy essential oil with 1 tablespoon of any carrier oil of your choice (coconut oil, almond oil or argan oil). Apply a small amount of this combination of both sides of the nose and above the nostril. Once applied then massage on both sides of the nose. Repeat the process after 30 minutes if necessary. The blue tansy essential oil should not be applied internally anyhow. It should be avoided around the eyes, inside nostrils, upper lip or inside the mouth.
- Hot compress
To heal minor bruises or some aching muscles, take 10drops of blue tansy essential oil and mix it with 1 cup of warm water. Dampen a piece of clean cloth and press on the affected area for 5 minutes. Use 3 times on the areas required.
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