Aromatherapy Essential Oils

Tagetes Essential Oil

Tagetes Essential Oil

Tagetes minuta

Tagetes essential oil has a sweet fruity smell. It is reddish amber in colour having medium consistency.

It originated in Egypt.

Extraction Method:
It is extracted using steam distillation process.

Chemical composition:
Tagetone, limonene, valeric acid and ocimene

Therapeutic properties:
Anti-infectious, anti-microbial, antibiotic, anti-spasmodic, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, insecticide and sedative.


  1. Tagetes oil is used as an insect repellent.
  2. It is used for chest infections, coughs and catarrh, dilating the bronchi, facilitating the flow of mucus.
  3. It has a healing effect on wounds, cuts, calluses and bunions.


  • Tagetes oil is very powerful oil and should be used sparingly and only by those with experience working with essential oils.
  • It should be avoided during pregnancy.
  • It should not be used by people having sensitive skin.

Blends well with:

Juniper, Lavender, Pine, Geranium, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Frankincense and all Citrus oils.