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Why is Blue Tansy Blue?

Have you tried Blue Tansy? Did you do the “blue nose” challenge? This oil has a beautiful deep blue colour and it stays on our skins for hours! Did you know what makes it blue? May I introduce to you ARTIFACTS: The heat during distillation can cause chemical changes in the oil that produce ingredients not present in the original plant. These are called “Artifacts”. Blue colour Chamazulene is produced by the alteration of a colourless sesquiterpene molecule (matricene) where it loses a methyl unit (CH3) during distillation changing it from C15H24 to C14H21. While distillers of essential oils usually do everything they can to capture the essence of the plant as closely as possible, preserving what was in nature, the distillation process itself can slightly change things. This is why distillation needs to be handled carefully at minimum temperatures and low pressures to keep the production of artifacts to a minimum - unless the artifacts are desirable and of therapeutic value, which some are. Some distillers are more skillful and more conscientious than others, which is why it is important to know and trust your distiller. Chamazulene is deep blue in colour, and they are found in blue tansy, yarrow, helichrysum, and German chamomile. They have been found with notable therapeutic qualities and has been the subject of high extensive research. It has a high resonance energy, considered to possess anti-allergy and anti-inflammatory properties and to be beneficial to cells and nourishing to skin. It has been found to be very relaxing in animal studies. In the distillation of German chamomile, a high concentration of chamazulene is considered desirable, increasing the value of the oil. The darker the blue colour, the better. Hence some dishonest oil dealers purchase the cheaper Moroccan chamomile and add synthetic chamazulene. They then level is and sell it as if it were the more costly German chamomile. When oils are obtained by high temperature, high pressure distillation, (as is done for commercial perfumes and food flavourings), there are many artifacts and many of the subtle healing constituents of an oil are destroyed. Chemical solvents are also customarily used in extracting commercial grade oils that contaminate the oils with unnatural residues. Such oils are not therapeutic grade regardless what the label says. Young Living is not the only essential oils distiller in the world, there are many amazing farms and companies that have the best intention in producing the great essential oils for us… but Young Living has the largest library and have been in the industry for over 20 years. Personally, I don’t have time to check out every products and company, and I know when some to using essential oils products that have tiny molecules, I ought to be careful with my choices. I have found using YL’s essential oils and products have greatly improved our health and wellness standard…. therefore, I am a proud user of Young Living’s products. How about you

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