Tagetes is widely know in the herbal world, mainly as Marigold, and is added to many vegetable gardens to keep insects away. It is not as well known in the aromatherapy world and is well worth considering due to it's versatility.Uses of Tagetes Essential Oil
South AfricaHistory and Background
Tagetes- Tagetes is named after the Etruscan God ‘Tages’--the eminent God of wisdom. The familiar name ‘Marigold’ derives from Mother Mary and was initially called as ‘Mary’s Gold’. This herb is thought to have originated in Africa then spread to America, Europe, and Australia. It is used in these countries as an insect repellant, anti-parasitic, and antiseptic. In the ancient cultures of Mexico, cultures considered Tagetes, or Marigold, as flower of the dead, as a symbol of respect for elders who have passed on and continues to be used in the Day of the Dead celebrations today. In Ayurvedic practices, Tagetes is used is massage, skin care and pain and inflammation.Physical Description
A rich yellow color with a medium watery consistencyAromatic Description
A fruity, citrus-like aromoa often compared to the aroma of green applesBiological Makeup and Components
Contains 28 different components mainly limonene, ocimene, tagetone, and valeric acidExtraction Technique
Steam distillation from the leaves, stem, stalk, and flower.Information for Aromatherapists
Tagetes essential oil is a top note and blends well with most citrus oils, clary sage, jasmine, lavender, lemon, myrrh, and tangerine.
Our Tagetes essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers, or carrier oils.Cautions
Because of the nature of using natural ingredients, we will make adjustments to our formulations. The ingredient listing above may change periodically. You should refer to the product bottle, jar or packaging for the list of ingredients for your batch.
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