Tagetes Essential Oil (Minuta) 100% Pure – 15 ML

Tagetes essential oil, with the botanical name Minuta, is an essential oil extracted from the flowers of the Tagetes erecta plant, also known as the African Marigold or Khaki Bush. The oil is extracted through steam distillation and has a distinctively sweet, floral, and slightly citrusy aroma.

Tagetes essential oil has many therapeutic properties and is often used in aromatherapy. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antimicrobial properties, making it helpful in treating skin infections and reducing inflammation.

The oil is also commonly used in perfumes and as a flavouring agent in the food and beverage industry. It is also a natural insect repellent and effectively repels mosquitoes, flies, and other insects.

When using Tagetes oil, it is essential to dilute it in carrier oil before applying it to the skin, as it can irritate when used undiluted. Additionally, it should be avoided during pregnancy and by people with sensitive skin. Finally, as with all essential oils, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before using Tagetes oil, especially if you have a medical condition or are taking medication.

Tagetes, aka African Marigold, is known in Africa as Khaki Bush. It is now grown in France and North America. Not to be confused with Calendula oil, Calendula officinalis, sometimes called true marigold.

Tagetes Minuta essential oil smells fresh, sweet, floral, and slightly fruity.

Therapeutic Uses

Athlete’s foot, corns, calluses, bunions, parasitic infestations, resistant fungal infections.

Primary Benefits of Tagetes Essential Oil

  • Anti-inflammatory properties: Tagetes oil contains anti-inflammatory compounds that may help reduce inflammation and relieve pain.
  • Antimicrobial properties: The oil has potent antimicrobial properties, which may help fight harmful bacteria and viruses.
  • Repellent: Tagetes Minuta oil is known for its insect-repellent properties, particularly against mosquitoes and other flying insects.
  • Skin health: The oil may help soothe irritated skin and reduce the appearance of blemishes and scars.
  • Emotional well-being: Tagetes oil may calm the mind and body, helping to reduce stress and promote relaxation.
  • It’s important to note that essential oils should be used cautiously and under a trained professional’s guidance. Always perform a patch test and dilute the oil properly before use.

Best blends with Juniper, Lavender, Pine, Geranium, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Frankincense, and all Citrus oils.


  • Natural & 100% pure.
  • Cruelty-Free.
  • No Synthetics.
  • Topically uses.
  • Aromatherapy uses.
  • Botanical Name: Minuta.
  • Colour: Pale Yellow.
  • Sleek Matte Black Bottles to Protect From UV.
  • 15 ML Dropper Bottle.
  • Ingredients: 100% pure Eucalyptus essential oil.
  • Sourced from Rwanda, Africa.

How to Use Tagetes Essential Oil


Add a few drops of Tagetes oil to a diffuser or vaporizer to fill the air with its sweet and floral aroma. It can help to promote relaxation and reduce stress.


Mix a few drops of Tagetes oil with a carrier oil, such as coconut or almond oil, and apply it to your skin. It can help to reduce inflammation, treat skin infections, and promote healthy skin.

Insect Repellent

Mix a few drops of Tagetes oil with a carrier oil and apply it to your skin to repel insects such as mosquitoes, flies, and ants. You can also add a few drops of the oil to a diffuser to repel insects indoors.


Tagetes Minuta essential oil is often used as a flavouring agent in the food and beverage industry. Add a drop or two of the oil to your tea, smoothie, or baked goods for a sweet and floral flavour.

Always dilute Tagetes essential oil in a carrier oil before applying it to your skin or using it in aromatherapy, as it can cause skin irritation when undiluted. Pregnant women and people with sensitive skin should avoid using Tagetes oil. As with all essential oils, it is important to consult a healthcare professional before using Tagetes oil, especially if you have a medical condition or are taking medication. 

It is recommended that oils be kept in a dark glass container to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.

Warnings & Cautions

Tagetes Essential Oil is highly phototoxic. Therefore, it must be used at under 0.01% in topical formulations to eliminate the risk of phototoxicity.

Dilute well before use; this oil is potent and should only be used by experienced aromatherapists.

This oil has phototoxic properties, and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin. Due to their presence, please consult a physician before using this oil. In addition, it may cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended before use.

Contact with eyes should be avoided.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use this oil.

If you use essential oil to replace traditional medicinal therapy, please consult your doctor beforehand!

Keep out of reach of children.

If swallowed, seek urgent medical attention.

For external use only, this is considered toxic if taken internally.

Important note: We have a ‘No Return’ policy on unsealed organic products as per our compliance with the QAI Organic Certification Program.


This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases; please consult your doctor for any specific health issues and questions.

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