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Ingredient Highlight: Blue Tansy

Blue Tansy oil is derived from the plant Tanacetum Annuum, which originated in Morocco. 

Funny enough, despite its flowers being bright yellow, Blue Tansy oil has a beautiful indigo-blue colour. This is due to a chemical compound within the plant called chamazulene. This aromatic chemical compound is only released during the oil-making steam distillation process as it reacts with the hot water vapour. 

Other names: Tanacetum Annuum Flower/Leaf/Stem Oil

What it is: soothing, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant
You can find it in: Supermoon SerumIntimacy Oil, Jade Moon Serum

Blue Tansy oil is derived from the plant Tanacetum Annuum, which originated in Morocco. 

What makes Blue Tansy such a wonderful ingredient?

woman applying intimacy oil on skin

Blue Tansy is one of the plant-based ingredients that doesn’t have a ton of clinical research behind it. But anecdotally speaking, many people have found it to be beneficial.

If you’ve been dealing with skin redness or irritated skin, we’d encourage you to try products with Blue Tansy.

The biggest benefits of Blue Tansy are its anti-inflammatory properties.

Most commonly, people have found Blue Tansy to significantly relieve their skin redness and irritation, leaving skin calmer and with a more even complexion. This is partly due to chamazulene. In addition to providing that beautiful blue colour, chamazulene also packs some serious anti-inflammatory properties. 

It’s speculated that camphor, a terpene (organic compound), may also contribute to Blue Tansy’s overall anti-inflammatory properties due to its soothing and calming effects. 

Blue Tansy has also been shown to deliver certain skin healing benefits.

This is also thanks to camphor, which is known to relieve itchiness and skin irritation. Camphor’s antibacterial and anti-fungal properties can also aid the skin as it heals from wounds and skin trauma. This is demonstrated in a 2015 study where camphor was shown to improve skin after exposure to UV damage.

Blue Tansy also has certain levels of antioxidant properties.

Antioxidants help to scavenge for skin-damaging free radicals and protect your collagen and elastin from breaking down. And as you may know, collagen and elastin are the stuff in our skin that keeps it smooth, supple and bouncy. This means that Blue Tansy can also protect your skin and help you age gracefully.

Who is Blue Tansy good for?

woman holding Fullmoon serum

If you’ve been dealing with skin redness or irritated skin, we’d encourage you to try products with Blue Tansy.

You should look for this ingredient in a serum or cream, where it’s safe for your skin and has been properly formulated to work synergistically with the other ingredients. We’d caution against applying pure Blue Tansy oil onto your skin, as concentrated essential oils can be seriously irritating and end up doing the opposite of what you intended.

Our Supermoon Serum, Jade Moon Serum and Intimacy Oil are all formulated with Blue Tansy so you can experience the benefits of this ingredient on your face and body. 

 

Summary

  • Blue Tansy oil is derived from the plant Tanacetum Annuum, which originated in Morocco.
  • The biggest benefits of Blue Tansy are its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
  • Our Supermoon Serum, Jade Moon Serum, and Intimacy Oil are all formulated with Blue Tansy so you can experience the benefits of this ingredient on your face and body. 

 

Sources

Cho, Kyoung Sang et al. “Terpenes from Forests and Human Health.” Toxicological research vol. 33,2 (2017): 97-106. doi:10.5487/TR.2017.33.2.097

Ma, Ding et al. “Chamazulene reverses osteoarthritic inflammation through regulation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and NF-kβ pathway in in-vitro and in-vivo models.” Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry vol. 84,2 (2020): 402-410. doi:10.1080/09168451.2019.1682511

McKay, Diane L, and Jeffrey B Blumberg. “A review of the bioactivity and potential health benefits of chamomile tea (Matricaria recutita L.).” Phytotherapy research : PTR vol. 20,7 (2006): 519-30. doi:10.1002/ptr.1900

Tran, Thao Anh et al. “Camphor Induces Proliferative and Anti-senescence Activities in Human Primary Dermal Fibroblasts and Inhibits UV-Induced Wrinkle Formation in Mouse Skin.” Phytotherapy research : PTR vol. 29,12 (2015): 1917-25. doi:10.1002/ptr.5484

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