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The Blue Oils

By  Jeanne Rose

  Latin Name and Herb Name Common Name of E.O. and Other Names A/P* E.O. Color** E.O. Aroma Major Component E.O. Uses
1. Chamaemelum mixtum Yellow Chamomile
Ormenis multicolis
Ormenis multicaulis
Ormenis mixta/maxtum
Anthemis mixta
Ormensis spp.
Moroccan Chamomile
A Golden Yellow Spicy/Fruity Alcohol All Liver Problems
Stomach Problems
(Including parasites and serious skin diseases)
2. Chamaemelum Nobile Roman Chamomile
Tea Chamomile
Sweet Chamomile
English Chamomile
Anthemis nobilis
Noble Chamomile
P Very Pale Blue to Clear
(When Brown, put down)
Sweet
Herby
Aldehydic
No Tenacity
Esters Asthma
Oral Uses
(Best for all Uses)
3. Matricaria rectutita Blue Chamomile
Wild Chamomile
Small Chamomile
Matricaria chamomilla
German Chamomile
Hungarian Chamomile
Sweet False Chamomile
A Deep Blue Fruit &
Toasted Nuts
Azulene
CO
2
(has bisabolol)
Anti-Inflammatory
Skin Care
Liver Damage
(use both by IG & AP)
4. Artemisia arborescens
Hydrosol also
Blue Artemis
Greater Mugwort
P Deep Blue Worm-wood
like
Camphor
Azulene USA
Anti-Catarrh
Skin Care
5. Artemisia arborescens Blue Artemis
Greater Mugwort
P Deep Blue Worm-wood like Azulene
(Thujone in Moroccan)
Possibly Skin Cancer
Possibly Sun Cancer
6. Artemisia douglasiana Blue Sage Oil
White Sage Herb
Douglas Sage Herb
P Pale/Clear Blue Herby
Clean
Conifer
Artemisia Keytone
Yomogi Alcohol
Muscular Aches/Pains
Mental Balance
7. Tanacetum annuum Blue Tansy
Moroccan Blue Chamomile
A Deep Blue Toasty
Warm Flavor
Azulene
Limonen
Hormone-like
Skin
Asthma
Antihistamine
8. Tanacetum vulgare Common Tansy
(many chemotypes,
all of them not used)
P Yellow
Rarely Pale Blue
Worm-wood like up to 60% Thujone NO USE IN AROMATHERAPY
9. Callittris intratropica Blue Cypress
Cypress-Pine is the tree
Tree Rich, Warm, Viscous Blue Woody
Camphor
Cypress-like
Guaiol
Guaienes
Guaizulene
& others
First Aid (all sorts)
Arthritis
Perfumery
Anti-Inflammatory
10. Achillea millefolium Blue Yarrow Bi-A Yellow to Blue Herbal
Wood
  Muscular Aches/Pains


*A=Annual P=Perennial
   **The blue color is the sesquiterpene AZULENE and all esstenial oils containing
 AZULENE are anti-inflammatory as a property both by inhalation and application.

 

     Oxidation changes the chemical composition of the essential oil.  If any of these oils are brown or black when they should be deep blue, it indicates oxidation, age, and the existence of free radicals, and they SHOULD NOT BE USED for therapy.  Furthermore, if the clear to yellow oils appear deep brown, they too have oxidized and are too old to use therapeutically.

 


The Blue Oils Kit is available:
7 Oils for $265
8 Oils for $305
9* Oils for $355
*(if available)

 

 
   
  Blue Oils Botany  

     Most of the Blue-colored oils occur in the Compositae family, now called Asteraceae.  Five genera are represented.  There is one Cupressaceae (woody Confier) type:

Family Asteraceae
     Chamaemelum
     Matricaria
     Artemisia
     Tanacetum
     Achillea

Family Cupressaceae
    
Callitris

     The Blue Oils are anti-inflammatory, generally becuase of the Azulene content, although there are other factors such as bisabolol that is also inflammatory.  Also, the Blue Oils are often best taken internally for various reasons.  Callitris is a great first-aid to apply externally; it can be mixed with Plai or Tea Tree.

Source

Rose, Jeanne. 375 Essential oils & Hydrosols.  Available from  New Age Creations
Rose, Jeanne  Certification Seminar for Aromatherapy. Held twice/year.
Various books from Jeanne Rose including the Aromatherapy Book Consultation Services.

The above tables are copyrighted and may not
be used without the express permission of
Jeanne Rose Aromatherapy Seminars 
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