Tagetes Essential Oil

  • Tagetes minuta
  • Origin: Madagascar
Tagetes Essential Oil


Parts Used

Flowering plant

Extraction Method

Steam distilled

Note Classification



Bitter-green, herby


Used in the fragrance industry.


1/2 oz. and 1 oz. essential oils are packaged in amber glass bottles with drop reducers for easy application. Larger sizes are packaged in amber screw cap bottles and do not come with reducers or droppers.

Blends Well With

Bergamot, citrus oils, clary sage, jasmine, lavender, lemon

Herbal Miscellany

Commonly known as a marigold. Tagetes should not be confused with calendula which goes by the same common name.


Oil Specific: Avoid while pregnant. Phototoxic. May cause skin irritation.
General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.