Khaki Bush essential oil - Tagetes minuta - South Africa
The khaki bush, also known as Marigold or Tagetes, originates from South Africa and was brought to Australia after the Boer War.
Khaki bush essential oil is extracted from the leaves, stalks and flowers of the khaki bush plant through steam distillation.
Khaki bush essential oil is very effective in eliminating parasites on the human body. It is also an insect repellent. It kills and keeps away mosquitos, fleas, lice, bed bugs and other common household insects.
Khaki bush oil stops the growth of microbes on the body and is antiseptic in nature. This effectively protects the body from infections.
Acting as an antibiotic, this essential oil inhibits biotic growth (the growth of bacteria, protozoa and fungi) in the body. It is especially effective in preventing infections of open sores.
Khaki bush oil is a disinfectant. It is used to disinfect both the body and air, protecting users from skin and airborne diseases.
Relieving anxiety, stress, depression, panic and other negative emotional reactions, this oil acts as a sedative, soothing the user in times of emotional stress