Marigold Tagetes should be diluted to 5% or less in a carrier oil.
It can then be used as a chest rub for chest infections, coughs and catarrh. It dilates the bronchi, facilitating the flow of mucus and dislodging congestion and can be used in cases of skin infections.
It has a healing effect on wounds, cuts, calluses and bunions thanks to its antiseptic properties.
Tagetes oil is valuable in keeping insects at bay, and can help with parasitic and fungal infestation.
Contains a high percentage of ketones.
Tagetes minuta Flower Oil is the essential oil obtained by steam
distillation from the flowers of the Tagetes.
Has a rich, warm, earthy scent with overtones of fruit.
Fungicidal, bactericidal, anti-fungal on feet.
Tagetones, with ocimene, myrcene, linalol, limonene, pinenes, carvone, citral, camphene, valeric acid, salicylaldehyde among others.
Tagetes minuta Flower Oil
In China the flowers of the African Marigold are used for whooping cough, colds, colic, mumps, sore eyes and mastitis
Dilute in a carrier oil before skin application. Keep away from children and out of eyes. Do not take internally or apply undiluted to the skin. For further advice on using essential oils to treat medical conditions, we recommend you seek advice from a professional.
Please note that Amphora Aromatics Ltd cannot be held responsible for any injury, illness or adverse reaction to any recipes, instructions or advice given. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that they have followed the relevant safety protocols and that they are aware of any possible side effects before use. We always advise that a skin patch test is carried out before full usage of any natural product whether purchased from ourselves or elsewhere.
'Tagetes is often confused with English Marigold or Calendula. Calendula does not exist as an essential oil... but is mostly found as an infused oil which is very safe....Tagetes on the other hand contains a high proportion of ketones.' - an excerpt from Aromatherapy an A - Z by Patricia Davis.