Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Tagetes

Tagetes oil comes from the flowers and leaves of the Tagetes minuta (Mexican marigold) plant. It has antiseptic and anti-infectious effects.

Tagetes flowers
Tagetes flowers
Tagetes (Tagetes minuta)

Properties edit

Immunological edit

Helps fight parasitic and fungal infections.

Respiratory edit

Eases catarrh and coughs.

Skin edit

Helps skin infections and promotes wound healing. Improves athlete's foot.

Other uses edit

Repels insects.

Caution edit

  • Don't use tagetes oil during pregnancy.
  • Don't expose skin to sunlight after using tagetes oil.
  • Tagetes oil may irritate sensitive skin