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.
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.
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 Described in The Aromatherapy Literature
Recommended for the treatment of bunions, corns, and fungal infections
Application and Use
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.
1 Battaglia, Salvatore. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. International Centre of Holystic Aromatherapy, 2003.