Ingredient Spotlight: Blue Tansy



For fans of calming, soothing botanical ingredients, blue tansy is a must-have in skincare. You’ve probably run across it in popular products like the Blue Cocoon, and you’ll recognize it by its telltale indigo or blue color as well as its sweet, herbaceous and slightly fruity aroma. Blue tansy, also referred to as tanacetum annuum, gets its color from its high azulene content. Like German chamomile, blue tansy is a powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient that is valued for treating and healing burned, damaged and inflamed skin.

Formulas with blue tansy can be added to your first aid kit, but it’s fantastic for routine skincare, too—especially if you struggle with red, irritable or blemished skin.

The anti-inflammatory physical benefits aren’t all that blue tansy has to offer. The aroma has therapeutic effects on the mind, too. Blue tansy can be used to induce relaxation plus reduce nervous tension and stress. It’s a calming tonic for the nervous system overall, which is why you’ll find it in aromatherapy products like La Bella Figura’s Travel Therapy. Inhalation also benefits the respiratory system and may help with respiratory conditions like asthma.

Want to incorporate blue tansy into your routine? Check out these products…

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About Susannah Compton

Susannah Compton is the founder and formulator behind Florescent, a line of 100% botanical perfumes she blends in small batches from organic and wild crafted aromatics. Plant-based skincare and cosmetics are a way of life for Susannah, who writes about clean beauty and the benefits of botanical ingredients for No More Dirty Looks, Thoughtfully Magazine and Integrity Botanicals. Florescent, however, is Susannah’s personal expression of healthy beauty. Susannah has been working with botanical aromatics for years, blending first for therapeutic purposes before delving into the art of perfumery. Having rarely experienced the depth and complexity of true botanicals in conventional perfume, she learned the art of blending and created what her heart desired — a scent that would move her the way perfume should. In search of those elevating, ethereal bouquets of scent, Susannah honed her skills behind the perfume bench. She launched Florescent in the spring of 2015 to share the lush experience and pleasing ritual of real perfume.