Tagetes Essential Oil

Botanical Name:
Tagetes bipinata
Country of Origin:
Madagascar
Plant Part:
Flower
Distillation Method:
Steam
Cultivation:
Naturally Grown
Overall Profile
Monoterpenes
49.54%
Ketones
34.77%
Sesquiterpenes
3.74%
Primary Constituents
trans beta ocimene
25.85%
dihydrotagetone
21.87%
ocimene
16.76%
cis tagetone
8.37%
limonene
6.94%
  • 4oz -
    $92.92
  • 8oz -
    $175.34
  • 16oz -
    $333.11
  • 1Kg -
    $620.07
  • Sample -
    $0.99
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Wholesale Pure Tagetes Essential Oil

100% pure Tagetes essential oil, steam distilled from Tagetes flowers Naturally grown in Madagascar. Tagetes is an incredible aromatic with a wild herbaceous citrus-floral scent – lightly sweet, very pleasing and complex. Highly recommended! Our Tagetes Oil is available from sample size up to 1 kg or more and is guaranteed to be of the highest therapeutic quality.

ABOUT THE PLANT

A member of the Marigold family (as is Calendula), Tagetes typically produces fragrant bright-yellow flowers and is referred to as 'southern marigold'. A native species of South America and Mexico, it is currently found growing wild in Africa, Europe, Asia and North America.

ABOUT THE OIL

This essential oil is steam distilled from the blossoms of Tagetes plants Naturally grown in Madagascar.

Aromatherapy Notes

This oil has a mandarin orange-like floral top note followed by slightly herbaceous and warm, fruity middle notes held by balsamic and softly wooded undertones. Tagetes blends well with Clary Sage, Lavender, Jasmine and Bergamot oils.

Traditional Uses

Tagetes is a type of marigold and has been traditionally used in fragrances for its deep floral aroma. In India, tagetes has been distilled into Sandlwood oil to produce the popular Indian perfume ingredient called genda attar, which comes from the Persian word itir, meaning ‘perfume’. In China, tagetes was used in a decoction as a remedy for a range of conditions, including whooping cough, colds, colic, mumps, sore eyes and mastitis. Today, tagetes can be found as a flavoring in food products, beverages, and tobacco.

Therapeutic Properties

Therapeutic Properties Described in The Aromatherapy Literature

From The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy1:

  • Antispasmodic, Bactericidal, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Stomachic
  • Recommended for the treatment of bunions, corns, and fungal infections

Application and Use

Safety

Tagetes is a very potent oil and may cause skin irritation for some people. Dilution can stop this from occurring. It can also be phototoxic. Therefore, it is suggested that direct contact with sunlight is avoided for several hours after application.

References

1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holystic Aromatherapy, 2003.