Tagetes Essential Oil

Distillation Method:
Steam
Country of Origin:
Madagascar
Plant Part:
Flower
Latin Name:
Tagetes bipinata
Cultivation:
Naturally Grown

About the Oil: Tagetes Essential Oil, or marigold oil, is an incredible aromatic with a wild, herbaceous, citrus–floral scent. It can be used carefully as a powerful topical treatment, or diffused for respiratory support with a lovely floral aroma.

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Drops per ml

Blending Tips

58

Chemical Families

Monoterpenes
49.54%
Ketones
34.77%
Sesquiterpenes
3.74%

Primary Constituents

trans beta ocimene
25.85%
dihydrotagetone
21.87%
ocimene
16.76%
cis tagetone
8.37%
limonene
6.94%
Description

ABOUT THE PLANT

A member of the Marigold family (as is calendula), Tagetes has bright yellow flowers and is sometimes called Southern marigold. The bright sun–like color of the flowers eludes to the effect of the oil to help to expand and uplift the light of the heart.

A native species to South America and Mexico, it is currently found growing wild in Africa, Eu-rope, Asia and North America.

ABOUT THE OIL

Although Tagetes is not often acquired solely for its aroma, it is said that this oil is used extensively in French perfumes.

OF INTEREST

Native to old world North America and Mexico. Passionate gardeners often use this ornamental shrub as a border plant in gardens. Tagetes is said to provide protection to one's home, heart, and family.

In China, decoctions of the herb Tagetes have been used for coughs, colds, sores, and ulcers. The Mayans used Tagetes for headaches, fever, and abdominal pain. The Aztecs used it to lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and to relax and calm nerves.

Today it is often used for flavoring tobacco and many other food substances.

Suggested Use

SKIN CARE

  • neutralizes microbes
  • neutralizes fungi
  • neutralizes insects
  • neutralizes parasites
  • Especially good for: skin infections and small weeping wounds, hemorrhoids, bunions,
  • calluses, corns, and fungal infections.

IMMUNE SYSTEM

  • encourages sweating
  • assists the body's natural eliminatory response
  • relieves muscular tension and aching joints
  • lessens headaches due to congestion

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

  • assists in easy breathing

MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM

  • soothes sore muscles, tendons and joints
  • diminishes swelling
  • relaxes cramping

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM

  • neutralizes intestinal worms
  • settles digestion
  • increases absorption in the intestines
  • promotes normal peristalsis
  • assists the body's natural eliminatory response

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

  • promotes and regulates menstruation
  • relaxes cramping

NERVOUS SYSTEM

  • lessens anxiety
  • promotes sleep
  • calms the nervous system
  • uplifting
  • mood elevating
Application

INHALATION

  • direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer
  • Diffuse Tagetes oil to soothe all manner of respiratory complaints, including chest infections.
  • Use several drops Tagetes oil in vapor therapy to relieve coughing spasms, and dilate bronchial passages.
  • Diffuse and inhale to promote uplifting psychological effects.

TOPICAL

  • massage, compress, bath, skincare
  • Often confused with calendula oil, Tagetes essential oil may be applied topically but only in very low dilutions.
  • Apply to skin as an anti–fungal agent in low dilution in a carrier oil (use sparingly).
  • Soak feet in a hot foot bath combined with several drops of Tagetes oil to soften calluses and to treat bunions and corns.
  • Add one drop Tagetes oil to bathwater to soothe symptoms of cold and flu.
Aromatherapy Details

This oil has a mandarin orange-like floral top note followed by slightly herbaceous and warm, fruity middle notes held by balsamic and softly wooded undertones.

Tagetes essential oil blends well with: Clary Sage, Lavender, Jasmine and Bergamot oils.

Safety

Tagetes is a very potent oil that should be used sparingly and in low dilution. May cause skin irritation for some people: always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.

Tagetes oil is also strongly phototoxic—avoid sun and UV exposure for 24 hours after application.

Do not use on sensitive skin, children or during pregnancy.