Have you noticed a certain hue has taken over natural skincare? While most skincare products seem to have a neutral color, those infused with blue tansy essential oil are unapologetically deep, sapphire blue.
Blue tansy is a member of the chamomile family (and shouldn’t be confused with tansy, which is poisonous). Blue tansy’s gorgeous color comes from chamazulene, a compound that presents itself when the blue tansy flower goes through the steam distillation process. Blue tansy essential oil has a calming, lightly herbal fragrance with the delicate nuance of a fine wine.
In aromatherapy, blue tansy is used to soothe the spirits: “There are many aromatherapy benefits with blue tansy essential oil as it has a warm, delicious herby aroma and is really good for calming the mind and emotions and soothing anxiety or stressful thoughts,” herbalist Jessa Blades explains.
When it comes to topical uses, blue tansy offers impressive benefits. When properly diluted with carrier ingredients, blue tansy may help soothe dry, itchy, and inflamed skin, reduce redness, calm eczema, and may also be suitable for congested, windburned, and bug-bitten skin. It’s also antibacterial and antifungal. Finally, its antioxidant content makes it a lovely choice for mature skin.
Esthetician Britta Plug, who’s well-known for her all-natural facials, concurs that blue tansy can serve as a calming treatment for skin in distress. ”I love how the blues have steadily been gaining popularity over the last few years,” she stated. “They tend to be very calming and anti-inflammatory, which is just what so many of my clients need. Several women I see have skin that is freaked out or broken out, often from stress, environment, or overuse of prescription topicals. The blues like blue tansy and blue yarrow are great ingredients to help guide the skin back to homeostasis.”
With argan oil, kale extract, and kukui seed nut oil, this blissfully blue night oil helps soften and moisturized angry and fatigued skin.
This soothing cleansing oil is infused with blue tansy (even though the blend isn’t blue!), turmeric, and vitamin E to help dissolve makeup and grime while leaving skin soft and moisturized.
Fruit enzymes from papaya and pineapple, naturally occurring acid from willow bark, aloe, and blue tansy join forces to decongest pores, reveal a smoother complexion, and soothe skin.
A cult-favorite facial oil, this trans-retinoic acid-infused blue oil promises to help reduce fine lines and correct uneven skin tone while you dream. The inclusion of blue tansy helps counter any potential irritation.
Olive oil squalene, jojoba, kukui, coconut, and vitamin E oils combine with blue tansy to calm irritated skin and deliver lightweight moisture.
The beautifying balm that started it all–the blue tansy craze, that is. This lovely balm melts into a soothing liquid upon contact with skin. Its calming qualities make it perfect for a sensitive, inflamed, damaged, acneic, or irritated complexion.
This luxe balm is formulated with shea butter, cacao butter, marula, baobab, and yangu oils and essential oils of blue tansy, immortelle, lavender, geranium, and frankincense. Use it to cool and soothe irritated, dry skin.
Have you tried blue tansy essential oil in your skincare regimen? Let us know your favorite blue tansy products in the comments below!
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