Tagetes Essential Oil

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Tagetes Essential Oil

Tagetes is known as Mexican marigold and it is native to Africa. The oil is extracted from the stem, leaves, and stalk of the plant by the process steam distillation. The oil is rich in aroma, but it is also used in aromatherapy. This herbal oil is also used in Ayurveda as disinfectant. However, having a sweet and rich aroma, the oil is not used in the perfumery industry, but is widely used in making of insect repellent liquids.

Common name:

Mexican marigold

Blends with:

Clary sage, lavender, jasmine, lemon


Tagetone, limonene, valeric acid


The Tagetes oil is useful in infection and skin problems. The oil calms the insect bites. The other uses of the oil are for chest infection, coughs, bronchi, congestion and likewise. Having the herbal property and natural insect repellent properties, the oil is used for making liquid vaporizers, phenols, and likewise. These provide a sweet aroma, and keep insects and flies away from your place. 

Additional Information

Botonical Name Tagetes Grandulifera
CAS # 8016-84-0
Country of Origin India
Color & Odor Golden color with Medium Strength, Slightly Fruity aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and oils
Specific Gravity 0.857 -0.895 @ 20°C
Optical Rotation (+2.00) - (+9.00) @ 20°C
Refractive Index 1.480 - 1.507 @ 20°C
Flash Point 135° F
Major Constituents Tagetone,limonone , ocimene
Extraction Method Steam Distillation
Name Tagetes Essential Oil
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