Essential Oil Profile: Tagetes

Latin Name: Tagetes patula

Family: Asteraceae

Plant Part: Blossoms

Method: Distillation

Note/Element: Note: Top/Middle  Element: Fire

Functional Groups: Ketone, Terpene, Aldehyde

Type: Refreshing, calming, warming

Ayurvedic Dosha: Vatta, Kapha

Scent: Fruity, herbaceous

For Skin Type: None

Cautions: Not during pregnancy. Phototoxic. May cause skin sensitization.

Physical Uses: Athlete’s foot, corns, calluses, nail fungus, coughs with mucus, muscle pin, menstrual cramps, cuts, bruises.

Mental/Emotional Uses: Stress, tension, apathy, mental clarity

Other Uses: Insect repellent. Combines well with Calendula Macerate.

Blends Well With: Flower, Fruit, Resin, Root, Spice, Wood, Seed.


Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Master Level, 2001-2012.

Photo by AromaAngie


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