Blue Tansy.....My New Love!
I have said in the past that I am sort of a plant geek. I am, although I admit, I do not have the greenest of thumbs, and I am allergic to bees. Nevertheless, I LOVE PLANTS. I especially love how everything we need to thrive has all been provided for us. Its all right around us, all we have to do is look for it.
Lets take Blue Tansy for instance....it grows these beautiful yellow flowers, not blue ones- isn't that wild? So, where does it gets its name "Blue Tansy" you may ask? Well, when you distill this plant to make the essential oil it becomes blue. Its not just an ordinary blue either, it becomes a brilliant, beautiful blue!
Blue Tansy is related to the daisy, and chamomile flowers. It originally grew wild in the Mediterranean and is now mainly grown and harvested in Morocco. Actually, it is sometimes called "Moroccan chamomile" . This plant was almost harvested into extinction when more and more people discovered the awesome benefits of this amazing wildflower. How sad would that have been? Due to its limited presence in the world, it is an expensive ingredient. Fortunately, a little goes a long way!
Blue Tansy is an excellent choice for skin care products because it has amazing anti-inflammatory properties as well as anti-aging properties. It also is a great choice for skin that is sensitive, and prone to blemishes. It is also said to have a calming effect, on your skin, and your mood. Due to all these great skin benefits it is found in many facial products. It also has a light, sweet, and almost earthy scent. Which also makes it a great choice for facial products, as the scent is not too overpowering to use on your face.
If you decide to use Blue Tansy- be sure you purchase it labeled with its Latin name TANACETUM ANNUUM not TANECETUM VULGARE. The second one mentioned is the common tansy, and can be toxic.
The Bath Witch is developing facial products using Blue Tansy in them. One is in the testing phase, and will be available in the coming weeks. The other product is a facial bar that is already listed in the shop. Visit the online store to pick up some FABULOUS BLUE TANSY products today! Cackle Cackle Cackle