• Tagetes Essential Oil

Tagetes Essential Oil

  • Product Code: EO-T01
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Tagetes (Marigold) essential oil has a rich, warm, earthy, fruity aroma. It should be used sparingly but is useful for treating infection, particularly weeping wounds and chest infections.

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Tagetes essential oil is extracted from Tagetes glandulifera also known as marigold, Mexican marigold and tagette. It should not be confused with Calendula oil (Calendula officinalis) which is known as ‘True Marigold’ and has wider applications in skincare.

Tagetes glandulifera is an annual growing herb that has dark green, feathery leaves and yellowy-orange flowers. It is native to the Americas, but is now cultivated worldwide. Tagetes essential oil is steam-distilled from the plant’s leaves, stems and flowers which are harvested when the seeds are just starting to form.

Tagetes essential oil is a valuable oil for treating infection, particularly weeping wounds and chest infections (it was used in both the American Civil War and the First World War to treat war wounds and to prevent infection). It is often used as an ingredient in foot treatment preparations and in some perfumes.

  • Species: Tagetes glandulifera 
  • Plant family: Asteraceae
  • Origin: Egypt 
  • Note: Top 
  • Extraction Method: Steam Distilled


Safety Note:
Tagetes essential oil is very powerful should be used sparingly. Avoid if epileptic or during pregnancy and do not use on children or babies. Do not use on sensitive skin or before direct exposure to sunlight as it may cause photosensitivity. 
Tagetes healing, antiseptic properties are beneficial for skin infections, wounds and cuts. It can also help keep insects at bay and help with parasitic and fungal infestations. It is often used in foot treatments for fungal infections, corns, callouses and bunions and to help keep the feet fresh and healthy.
Tagetes is beneficial for the respiratory system and can help with chest infections, catarrh, coughs and bronchitis.
Blends well with:
Clary Sage, Jasmine, Lavender, Bergamot

Allergens Listing:

Eugenol 0.2%, Citronellol 3%, Limonene 9%, Linalool 0.5%

Anti-Fungal Foot Bath: 

Blend 2 drops of Lemon, 4 drops of Spike Lavender and 1 drop of Tagetes essential oil with 28ml of Neem oil. Add up to 5ml of the aromatherapy blend into a foot bath with warm, not hot, water, and agitate to disperse the oils. This bend is beneficial for fungal infestions.

Vapour Therapy for Respiratory Infections:

Blend 4 drops of Myrrh, 2 drops of Cajeput and 1 drop of Tagetes essential oil and add to an aromatherapy diffuser or vaporiser. The diffuser will disperse the essential oils into the air, which when inhaled will help to prevent infection. 

Chest & Back Rub for Colds & Catarrh:

Mix 2 drops of Cajeput, 4 drops of Spike Lavender and 1 drop of Tagetes essential oil with 14ml of fragrance free Moisturising Lotion. Massage into the chest and back twice a day to ease cold symptoms and catarrh.

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