Tansy Essential Oil

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Tansy oil is extracted from Tanadetum vulgare (also known as Chrysanthemum vulgare and C. tanacetum) from the Asreraceae (Compositae) family and also known as bachelors’ button and scented fern.

Oil properties

Tansy oil has a pungent aroma.

Origin of Tansy

This hardy perennial herb is a native from Europe and grows to about 1 meter (3 feet) high and has a smooth stem, dark green ferny leaves, and small, round brilliant yellow flowers borne in clusters.

The whole plant is strongly scented and the gypsies regarded it as a ‘cure-all’. It was used for expelling worms, to treat colds and fevers, to prevent miscarriages and to ease dyspepsia.

Tansy oil is high in thujone, a poison that can cause convulsions, vomiting and uterine bleeding. Death is normally the result of respiratory arrest and organ degeneration.


Tansy oil is extracted from the whole plant by steam distillation.

Chemical composition

The main chemical components of tansy oil are thujone, isopinocamphone, camphor, borneol, camphone, artemisone and piperitone.


It should not be used in aromatherapy as it can cause convulsions and epileptic-like attacks, and even small doses can be lethal.

More information about Tansy Oil

Skin Care ~ Highly recommended to heal & sooth skin ~ beneficial for infections, inflammation, irritation, bruises, sunburn, damaged, dry & itchy skin, dermatitis, chicken pox marks, burns & fungal infections ~ promotes healthy skin

Immune System ~ Helps reduce fever & infections ~ contains excellent anti-allergenic properties ~ potent anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal & anti-parasitic properties

Musculoskeletal System ~ Beneficial for sore muscles & joints, strains & sprains, rheumatism, arthritis & sciatica

Nervous System ~ Beneficial to help relieve anger, nervous tension, stress, anxiety, depression, irritation & emotional outbursts ~ relaxing & soothing properties ~ sedative properties ~ helps promote sleep

Energetics ~ Grounding properties ~ helps release emotions of anger & control & allows more flow in your life ~ helps connect to your soul level & finding self forgiveness ~ helps restore a sense of peace & tranquility & to restless minds ~ helpful with addictions & negative habits that are self destructive to the mind ~ body ~ spirit

Blends Well With ~ Amyris, Angelica Root, Aniseed, Benzoin, Bergamot, Birch, Blood Orange, Cananga, Cedarwood, Citronella, Clary Sage, Clementine, Copiaba, Eucalyptus Lemon Scented, Eucalyptus Peppermint, Fir Needle, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Grapefruit Pink, Jasmine, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Balm, Lemongrass, Lemon Myrtle, Lemon Scented Tea Tree, Lemon Verbena, Lime, Mandarin, Marjoram, May Chang, Melissa, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Peru Balsam, Peppermint, Pine, Ravensara, Rose, Rose Geranium, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sage, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Tangerine, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang, Yuzu

Safety ~ Non-toxic & non-sensitising ~ recommended to not use during pregnancy

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