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 essential oil has been used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as a treatment for whooping cough, the common cold, colic, mumps, sore eyes and mastitis. The Mayans used Tagetes for headaches, fever, and abdominal pain. The Aztecs used it to lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and calm nervous tension.
Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature
Supportive in cases of mild anxiety and nervous tension
Softens corns and thick calluses
Heals fungal skin infections
Effective bronchodilator (known to quell asthmatic and allergic attacks)
Application and Use
Tagetes is a very potent oil and may cause skin irritation for some people. Dilution can prevent this from occurring. It can also be photo toxic, therefore it is suggested that direct contact with sunlight is avoided for several hours after application.