The sedative property of this oil is well known and has been in use for a long time. It sedates inflammation and irritation in the digestive, nervous, excretory, and neurotic systems, as well as convulsions, afflictions, anxiety, stress, depression, anger, panic, and other emotional and psychological hyper reactions.
The Tagetes essential oil is lethal to insects and kills them. Therefore, it keeps away parasitic insects such as mosquitoes, fleas, bed bugs, and lice. Common household insects such as cockroaches, ants, white ants, or termites are also kept away.
How to Use Tagetes Essential Oil
- Tagetes may be applied topically but only in very low dilutions. It can be also be used in the bath, through direct inhalation, or diffuser.
- Soak the feet in a hot foot bath combined with several drops of tagetes oil to soften calluses and to treat bunions and corns.
- Add one drop tagetes oil to bathwater to soothe symptoms of cold and flu.
- Use several drops tagetes oil in vapor therapy to relieve coughing spasms, and dilate bronchial passages.