Tagetes Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Tagetes Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Tagetes minuta

Oil Overview

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

Oil Sources

Tagetes Oil originated in Egypt and is extracted using steam distillation process.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

Tagetone, limonene, valeric acid and ocimene



Therapeutic Properties:

Antibiotic, Antimicrobial, Antiparasitic, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Insecticide, Insect Repellent, Sedative

Possible Uses

Bronchitis, Carbuncles, Catarrh, Chest Infection, Coughs, Wounds


Irritant to Sensitive Skin, Pregnancy: Not suitable for pregnant mothers

Detail of Warnings

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.

Compatible Combination Oils

Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Orange, Pine, Sandalwood


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