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Tagetes Essential Oil

Tagetes minuta Origin: South Africa

Tagetes Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Tagetes minuta

Common Method Of Extraction

Steam distilled

Parts Used

Flowering plant

Note Classification



Bitter-green, herby

Largest Producing Countries

South Africa and France

Traditional Use

Used in the fragrance industry.


Antispasmodic, bactericidal, carminative, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, fungicidal, stomachic

Blends Well With

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

Of Interest

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

Safety Data

Avoid while pregnant. Phototoxic. May cause skin irritation.


This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.

As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. 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.