Chamomile Oil, Moroccan Blue
Blue Tansy, Moroccan Blue Tansy
- Chamomile Moroccan Blue Essential Oil: This is a lovely oil, with a sweet pleasant tone. It's the nicest smelling among all blue oils. It is said to have powerful antihistamine effects to knock out hay fever and allergies. Its anti-inflammatory effects are excellent for calming down skin hives triggered by allergies. This oil is commonly called Moroccan Blue Chamomile, but botanically it is a tansy, not a chamomile.
Farming Method Wildcrafted Country of Origin Morocco Plant Part Blossom Scientific Name Tanacetum annuum Application Method Bath, Diffusion, Topical
One of the components of Moroccan Blue Chamomile, Chamazulene, makes it powerfully anti-inflammatory.
Following is a list of conditions Moroccan Blue Chamomile addresses by category.
Nervous System: Anger, anxiety, frustration, irritability, migraine, panic, PMS, restlessness and stress.
Skin Care: Bruises, psoriasis, eczema, rashes, boils, chicken pox, dermatitis, acne, allergic reactions, burns, cuts, wounds, insect bites, toothache, teething pain, sensitive skin.
Musculoskeletal System: Gout, back pain, muscle soreness, arthritis, rheumatism, muscle spasms and cramps, neuralgia, inflammation, sciatica, bursitis, sprains.
Respiratory System: Hay Fever, Allergies.
For use on the skin (Topical Application), dilute up to 3% in jojoba or hazelnut oil. For acute asthma attacks, you may use 4-5% dilution.
Acute Asthma attacks: Massage, on chest and back, diluted to 5%-10%, in jojoba or hazelnut oil.
Skin Abrasions or Inflammation: Skin Rinse. Add a few drops to a sink full of water and use this water to cleanse skin.
Hay Fever and Allergies: Diffusion.
Anger, Stress, Anxiety: Diffusion, Topical Application on heart and chest area, or Aromatic Bath.
Menstrual Pain: Topical Application on affected areas.
Muscle Cramps, and Musculoskeletal System issues: Topical Application on affected areas.
Radiation Burns, Psoriasis and Eczema, Skin Irritation and Itching: Topical Application on affected areas.
Rashes, Boils, Chicken Pox, Dermatitis: Topical Application.
Moroccan Blue Chamomile appears to be one of the mildest oils available in aromatherapy for many applications. However, it contains ketones, which are neurotoxins. Use only in small quantities, and never with children or during pregnancy. It has caused contact dermatitis in a small number of individuals. If using with very sensitive skin, try it properly diluted on a small spot first.
“There is great deal of confusion surrounding this oil. Often it is treated as a chamomile, and it is not. Tansy comes from the Greek athanaton meaning immortal. It was used to preserve dead bodies.” Gritman
About the Plant:
Moroccan Blue Chamomile is often mistakenly believed to be a type of Chamomile. Despite having Chamomile in the name and similar effects to Chamomile, Moroccan Blue Chamomile is actually a Tansy. It grows up to 3 feet high with many branches, hairy leaves and tubular flowers.
The scent of Moroccan Blue Chamomile Essential Oil is similar to German Blue Chamomile, but much sweeter. On the other hand, it is more spicy and earthy than the scent of Roman Chamomile. Moroccan Blue Chamomile Essential Oil is also thick and inky blue like German Blue Chamomile, although the scent has more of an herbal / floral freshness.
Where it Grows:
Native to North West Africa and southernSpain, it is also found growing inIsraeland throughout the Mediterranean region.
Compositae (Asteraceae)—Sunflower Family
Scent: Moroccan Blue Chamomile has an herbal-floral, sweet and rich aroma.
Blends With: Benzoin, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Majoram, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Ylang Ylang.
Composition: Chamazulene, farnesene, bisabolol oxide, en-yndicycloether.