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Considered a weed that grows in Africa, the USA, and France, Tagetes has bright gold orange flowers that resemble calendula (which it’s related to). Tagetes is rarely used in aromatherapy practice due to its skin irritating and potentially phototoxic components, but it has been used in perfume to help “fix” the lighter aromatic compounds found in citruses.
Therapeutically, Tagetes Essential Oil is best know as very strong anti-parasitic, anti-microbial and anti-viral and is very effective as an insect repellant. It’s chemical compounds are made up mostly of strong of Ketones and Monoterpenes.
Stimulating - Grounding
Spicy – Wild - Warm - Strong – Green – Sweet – Slightly fruity
Tagetes Essential Oil is protective and stimulating to the immune system, it soothes the central nervous system and can be supportive for the respiratory system. Tagetes Essential Oil is an effective insect repellant. Tagetes Essential Oil primary therapeutic actions are due to its rich composition of Monoterpenes, and Ketones. These molecules in combination are what contribute to the powerful antimicrobial, mucolytic, anti-viral, and anti-parasitic actions.
Research has shown that due to its unique molecular composition the oil has demonstrated these activities in the laboratory: Disinfectant, antimicrobial, antiviral, wound healing, anti-fungal, antispasmodic, regenerative, and sedating to the central nervous system.
Psyche and Emotions
Soothes uncertainty, grounds and centers us. Offers healing experience by connecting to old emotional wounds.
A strong oil that could be a dermal irritant, use in very low dilutions.
- Do not use undiluted.
- Avoid if in a weakened state.
- Do not ingest, avoid if pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Perform a patch test before use.
- Not recommended for use with infants or children.
- Do not ingest.
- If stored in a cool and dry place, shelf life is approximately 12-24 months.
- Keep container tightly closed in a cool well ventilated place.
- Keep away from oxidizing agents, heat, direct light, and open flame.
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Research and Sources
Diffussion: Use two to three drops with Shaman Diffuser.
Topical use: Blend with Shaman Carrier Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
DIY: Use it in your DIY projects for household products.