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Aroma: Bitter, fruity, and herbal
From the calendula family, this wild marigold is sustainably harvested and distilled. The program supports many women in Africa.
It is medium in viscosity that turns thick and even gel—like if exposed to the air for a long time. The leaves and flowers are a good insect repellent and are often seen hanging from native huts to deter swarms of flies and mosquitoes. In a 5% dilution Tagetes oil has been used to kill maggots in open wounds. The roots and seeds have been found to help rid the body of poisons.
Anti—microbial for skin infections especially fungal. Promotes mental clarity. Use in low dilutions and for short periods of time — very powerful oil. It could help with chest infections, coughs and catarrh, dilating the bronchi, facilitating the flow of mucus and dislodging congestion.
Tagetes oil is useful in cases of skin infections and has a healing effect on wound, cuts, calluses and bunions
Note: Although remedial, people with major health ailments like cancer, or epilepsy should avoid use. Non—toxic, non—irritant, possible sensitization in some individuals. Not to be used while pregnant.