Botanical Name: Tagetes minuta
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Description: Tagetes is known in Africa as 'Khakibush'. It is now grown in France and North America. The Tagetes plant is essentially a weed with deeply divided, dark green leaves with numerous ornamental yellowish-orange carnation-like flowers.
Color: Reddish yellow liquid
Aromatic Fragrance: Tagetes Egyptian Essential Oil is easily classified as sweet, fruity and almost citrus-like.
Aromatic Strength: Medium
Common Applications: Tagetes Essential Oil is best known for its ability to keep insects away. It is also credited by aromatherapists as helping with parasitic and fungal issues, while also being able to facilitate the flow of mucous and loosening congestion. It has also been used on cuts, sores, and bunions.
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Storage Directions: Essential Oils should be stored in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Essential Oils should be stored in colored glass, the most common storage method being used today are Boston Round Bottles in the amber tint.
Blends Well With: Juniper, Lavender, Pine, Geranium, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Frankincense and all Citrus oils.
Cautions: Tagetes Essential Oil is a very powerful oil and should be used sparingly and only by those with experience working with essential oils. It should also be avoided during pregnancy and not used on sensitive skin. It may also cause photo-sensitivity.