Pure Tagetes Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Tagetes minuta -
Plant Part: Flowers - Extraction Method: Steam Distilled - Country of Origin: Africa - Color: Reddish yellow liquid - Consistency: Medium - Strength of Aroma: Medium - Aromatic Scent: Tagetes Africa Essential Oil is easily classified as sweet, fruity and almost citrus-like
Tagetes is known in Africa as 'Khakibush'. It is now grown in France and North America. The Tagetes plant is essentially a weed with deeply divided, dark green leaves with numerous ornamental yellowish-orange carnation-like flowers.
After the Boer war in South Africa, Australian troops brought plants to their native land where it grew profusely.
Cautions: Tagetes Essential Oil is a very powerful oil and should be used sparingly and only by those with experience working with essential oils. It should also be avoided during pregnancy and not used on sensitive skin. It may also cause photo-sensitivity.
The smell is horrible, but the results are worth it. I use this on cold sores, and it knocks them out in a few hours. No more suffering for days with embarrassing, hideous sores. Put directly on sore immediately upon discovery. Literally, one drop on the end of your finger. Within hours, it will be gone. I follow up with a dot about every 2 hours for the first day just to make sure it is dead and gone. Works every time. Also fabulous for getting rid of nail fungus. My clients are having great results. Worth every penny.
I love the scent and is wonderful for keeping your feet soft. In a serum it helps to get rid of calluses.