Blue Tansy (Moroccan Chamomile) Essential Oil (Vogtia annua)


Blue Tansy may also be referred to as Moroccan Chamomile, Moroccan Tansy, Tansy Blue Oil, Moroccan Blue Chamomile Oil, Tanacetum Annuum Flower Oil, Tanacetum Annum. It is typically processed using steam or hydro distillation as a method for extracting oil from the flowers/buds and sometimes leaves.


Blue Tansy Essential Oil is sometimes known as Moroccan Chamomile or Moroccan Tansy. The true oil can be hard to acquire and is frequently adulterated. It's very important that you ensure that you are purchasing from a reputable supplier. Be sure that you are obtaining an oil that is specifically distilled from Tanacetum annuum. Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) and Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annuum) oils are very different oils.

Essential Facts

  • Aroma Description:

    Camphoraceous Fresh Fruity Herbaceous Rich Slightly floral Slightly sweet Sweet Warm

  • Common Name(s): Moroccan Chamomile, Moroccan Tansy, Tansy Blue Oil, Moroccan Blue Chamomile Oil, Tanacetum Annuum Flower Oil, Tanacetum Annum
  • Synonyms(s) for Vogtia annua: Balsamita annua, Balsamita multifida, Psanacetum annuum, Tanacetum annuum

  • Botanical Family: Asteraceae
  • Botanical Genus: Vogtia
  • Chemical Family: Sesquiterpenes
  • Major Compounds: Chamazulene, B-Myrcene, Camphor, Sabinene, B-Eudesmol, 3,6-Dihydrochamazulene, B-Pinene, a-Phellandrene
  • Perfumery Note: Middle/Base
  • Consistency: Medium
  • Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
  • Color: Deep Blue
  • Indigenous Country: Morocco
  • Cultivation: Unsprayed
  • Processing Methods: Steam or Hydro Distillation
  • Part Typically Used: Flowers/Buds and Sometimes Leaves
  • Shelf Life: 4-5 years
  • Ethically and sustainably sourced Ethically and sustainably sourced
  • Vegan Vegan

Essential Details

Benefits & Uses

May be benefitial for addressing the following ailments:

Allergy Appetite Stimulation Asthma Eczema Muscular aches and pains Muscular Inflammation Sedative Skin : All types Sun Burn : Mild

Benefits of Blue Tansy:

Suppresses allergies, Pain-relieving, Soothes skin

Therapeutic Benefits of Blue Tansy:

Analgesic Anti-allergenic Anti-anxiety Anti-asthmatic Anti-fungal Anti-histamine Anti-inflammatory Calming Cicatrisant Cooling Nervine Sedative

Cautions & Safety

Cautions when using Blue Tansy:

Tisserand and Young caution that a drug interaction may occur with Blue Tansy Oil when using drugs metabolized by CYP2D6. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 438-439.]

Tansy Oil is different from Blue Tansy Oil. Tansy Oil is high in B-Thujone and poses a hazard for neurotoxicity.

Do not:

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils

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