Beauty Trend: Here's Why Blue Tansy Has Become a Staple in Skincare

Blue tansy is everywhere these days, isn’t it?! It’s shown up in a massive wave of recent skincare products.

This magical blue oil has endless nourishing + calming benefits – so it’s no wonder everyone’s been jumping on the bandwagon. 

Blue tansy essential oil will heal your skin in the best ways + soothe your senses in a way you least expect. We could passionately tout the vast benefits of blue tansy for the skin for days. 

Because beyond its beautiful blue hue, there’s a lot to know about this powerful blue oil.

The Origins of the Plant

This simple yellow flower (ironically not blue!) is native to Morocco. It gains its bright blue hue during the steam distillation process. 

It contains high levels of azulene, which gives it its deep blue coloring. 

The high concentration of azulene also makes blue tansy rich in antioxidants + skin-soothing properties. Yes, please! 

In addition, it’s part of the chamomile family, which means it shares a lot of the same properties as the lovely chamomile flower, including:

  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Soothing when applied
  • Speeding up healing

What more could you ask for from a sweet little flower? We’ll be singing its praises forever. But let’s dive in even more on the specific powers it holds.

Blue Tansy Benefits

Blue tansy oil has some of the most potent anti-inflammatory properties you can imagine. And in a world full of inflammatory foods, environments, and products, we all need a dose of this pure blue oil in our lives. 

Even if it’s not part of your daily routine, a weekly application will do wonders for your skin. Soothing overnight face cream or an at-home facemask will bring healing and regeneration to your skin!

Emotional Benefits

We’ve got to start here. 

Blue tansy is bursting with therapeutic benefits to not only combat inflammation in the skin but calm your mind + boost your mood.

We’re obsessed with blue tansy’s holistic healing properties. This magical blue oil is a pro at calming stressed-out skin and a stressed-out mind. 

Think of yourself sitting in bed, relaxing, and sipping a cup of chamomile tea. 

Blue tansy essential oil has similar properties to support your emotional state, encouraging optimal peace + stillness within your body, mind, and spirit.

So, applying this multi-tasking oil before bed promotes a calm mind, sound sleep, and super soft skin. Whether you slather relaxing blue tansy oil on your body before falling asleep or dab a bit of a soothing cream on your face, you won’t regret using this powerful oil.

Incorporating it into your routine can soothe your stress levels and keep your cortisol levels (your stress hormone) in check. It also supports balanced hormones and a healthier immune system

Increased relaxation and regulated hormones? 

This plant has some serious superpowers.

Skin Benefits

Gosh, I love to talk about these benefits! Since we keep discovering more advantages as we go, this list probably won’t be extensive. But it’s a starting point. Blue tansy… 

  • Is packed with anti-inflammatory compounds that reduce inflammation, repair, protect against damage, and resolve swelling.
  • Softens your skin’s texture to achieve smooth, emollient skin.
  • Has wound-healing properties that can repair acne scarring and other skin damage.
  • Heals burns from cancer radiation treatments (if it’s capable of that, imagine what it can do for your skin).1
  • Boasts natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties to support the healthy formation of new skin as your body heals.2
  • Supports healthy circulation due to its high volume of camphor, an ancient Chinese stimulant.2
  • Has antihistamine properties that promote a soothing effect on the skin, as discovered by TCM.3
  • Has possible bug repelling properties to keep mosquitoes away.4

With these properties, blue tansy is full of calming + soothing benefits for a variety of skin conditions, such as:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis 
  • Chronic Acne

There’s a reason why many ancient cultures (including TCM) took advantage of blue tansy’s positive effects. It helps those with issues ranging from very sensitive skin and serious acne to severe dryness. Plus – it even reduces signs of aging.

Blue tansy is uniquely able to treat several diverse skin needs – naturally.

“Blue Tansy Oil Skin Benefits Are Undeniable” 

As soon as we launched our Primally Pure soothing line that features blue tansy, the reviews that flooded our website were music to our ears. 

And we’re not talking about sales – we’re talking about real humans experiencing relief from chronic skin woes. They’re celebrating how it has truly changed their skin on a cellular level. (Happy cry, right? It’s what we live for!).

After incorporating blue tansy into their skincare routine, our customers report that they find their skin health rejuvenated. They’re excited to see their blemishes and acne healed, less inflammation, redness, and irritation. 

The healing powers of this plant in our products have been truly life-changing for so many – we couldn’t be happier!

What Does It Smell Like? 

Okay, you know honesty is always our motto. 

So I can’t leave you hanging without trying to explain the scent since there’s some debate on it.

I don’t know about you, but for me, if I know something has undeniable skin health benefits, I’m willing to move past the smell – even if it’s not my favorite. I encourage you to do the same!

The smell of blue tansy is not quite like any other scent out there. It’s very unique, so be prepared for that and embrace the curiosity! It’s fun to discover new scents.

Since it’s technically classified as a floral, it definitely has a floral component. It’s sweet yet herbal, and it also boasts a fruity note. 

Once you smell it yourself, you’ll understand why it’s hard to describe – it’s a very complex scent. A lot of people think it’s lovely + relaxing.

Who knows – maybe you’ll love it! ;)

Products to Try

Wondering where to start? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Our soothing line has blue tansy perfect if you’re just curious or already a die-hard fan!

Specially formulated around the healing powers of the plant, these products are perfect for any skin type. 

Here are some of our best-selling products:

Soothing Spirulina + Blue Tansy Face Mask

Gentle botanicals infuse your skin with hydration and improve the cellular structure of your skin with antioxidants, amino acids, and anti-inflammatory compounds. 

Soothing Mist With Aloe, Lavender + Blue Tansy 

Balance your skin’s pH levels, strengthen skin tissue and stimulate healing for a clear, calm complexion.

Soothing Serum With Pumpkin Seed, Tamanu + Blue Tansy 

Provides a deeply nourishing blend of calming and anti-inflammatory compounds. Fortified with essential fatty acids to restore a compromised skin barrier. Minerals + amino acids strengthen skin tissue, targeting inflammation and redness to intensely improve hydration and healing.

Soothing Face Bar With Lavender, Tamanu + Blue Tansy

Cleanses the complexion with antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties from sustainably sourced botanicals to calm redness and restore the skin’s microbiome.

Soothing Tallow + Blue Tansy Face Cream 

Provides a concentrated blend of reparative and anti-inflammatory oils. It offers synergistic benefits to rebuild the skin’s microbiome and visibly soothe sensitivities. Fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins A, D, E, and K reduce redness and deliver nourishment where the skin needs it most.

Blue Tansy Body Oil 

Contains an aromatic blend of high-quality carrier oils + essential oils that leave the skin feeling silky smooth, healthy, and radiant.

Blue Tansy Deodorant (aka, The Blue Deodorant) 

Contains grass-fed tallow, fair trade coconut oil, arrowroot, beeswax, kaolin clay, and essential oils (hello blue tansy!). ​​We've spent years researching and formulating safe, effective ingredients to create a gentle and non-toxic deodorant that actually works.

Blue Tansy to the Rescue!

We knew blue tansy would make the perfect addition to our powerful plant-based formulas because it…

  • Combats inflammation
  • Calms irritations + itchiness
  • Relieves redness 
  • Deeply nourishes your delicate underarm area
  • Regenerates skin at a cellular level
  • Has a pretty sky-blue color ;)

From blue tansy creams to body oils and now natural deodorant – this powerful plant is making its presence and powers known on the skincare scene.

I can now confidently say (in agreement with leading beauty + skin experts) that blue tansy is the oil you want to make a staple in your skincare routine ASAP.

From aging to acne – and everything in between – blue tansy might just be the botanical your skin has been searching for. We decided it needed to become a staple in our products, and we’ve never looked back.

Join us?



  1. Science Direct | Helichrysum Italicum 
  2. National Library of Medicine | Camphor—a Fumigant During the Black Death and a Coveted Fragrant Wood in Ancient Egypt and Babylon—a Review
  3. The Derm Review | Blue Tansy: The Blue Essential Oil That Has Everyone's Attention
  4. Sage Journals | Blue Tansy Essential Oil: Chemical Composition, Repellent Activity Against Aedes Aegypti and Attractant Activity for Ceratitis Capitata


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Courtney O’Connor

Courtney Joy O’Connor is Primally Pure’s In-House Holistic Esthetician and Content Curator. Being in the beauty industry for over a decade, her experience + expertise with pure products, the healing power of touch and holistic skincare rituals are at the core of all she creates. She has trained extensively with industry experts across the country to offer her community the most educational content and transformative treatments. Courtney lives at the beach with her plant babies and loves road tripping, blending superfood bliss balls and exploring our big, beautiful world.