Blue Tansy Unveiled

Blue Tansy Unveiled

Today, we’re taking a deeper dive into the hero ingredient in Sainte Nel’s Heal blend: Blue Tansy a native African plant. 

Blue tansy, scientifically known as Tanacetum annuum, is a flowering plant native to Morocco. This aromatic herb has gained widespread popularity for its vibrant blue hue and therapeutic properties. The plant's name, "tansy," is derived from the Greek word "athanasia," which means immortality, reflecting its historical use for embalming and preserving.

During the steam distillation process, which extracts the essential oil from the plant, the compound chamazulene forms which creates the distinctive blue color of the oil. Chamazulene also contributes to the oil's anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing properties, making it a popular ingredient in skincare products.

Blue tansy has a rich cultural history, and its usage extends beyond skincare. In traditional Moroccan medicine, it was employed to address various ailments, including respiratory issues and digestive discomfort. Blue tansy essential oil offers several benefits for nail health and care, helping address common issues such as nail bed inflammation and fungal infections. 

The soothing nature of blue tansy makes it suitable for alleviating discomfort associated with cuticles and surrounding skin. Blue tansy is often included in skincare formulations due to its skin-regenerating qualities. When applied to the nails and cuticles, it may contribute to the overall health of the nail bed, promoting strength and resilience. Its calming aroma can also enhance the overall experience of nail care, providing a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere during manicures or self-care rituals.

Due to these benefits, we recommend using the Heal blend when your hands have injuries, like hangnails, cuts, or other small irritations.