Tagetes Essential Oil, Organic, Egypt

Tagetes minuta

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Tagetes (Marigold) Tagetes minuta, Tagetes patula, Tagetes erecta Asteraceae Family  Grown and distilled in Egypt from certified organic flowers The esse…
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Tagetes (Marigold)

Tagetes minuta, Tagetes patula, Tagetes erecta

Asteraceae Family 

Grown and distilled in Egypt from certified organic flowers

The essential oil is good in perfumery for holding together citrus.

Known as marigold, the plant is a tall perennial with orange flowers. The flowers and some entire plants are steam distilled when fresh. It’s native to South America


A Poem by Ghanshyam Chandra Gupta

This happened a long time ago when I was but a child
Or maybe it did not happen at all
Perhaps it occurred in my dream only a few days ago
Or maybe it lingers from a previous incarnation

It was a single marigold flower
(Or was it a sunflower perhaps?)
It emerged directly from the earth with a long stem
And I kissed it and touched its dampness to my eyes

Again, I think it was a marigold of thousand petals
With a characteristic rich fragrance
And it asked me to remember it
And I remembered as best as I could.


A Flower To Auroville Mother-46

Poem by Indira Renganathan

Marigold (Tagetes erecta)

Yellow and orange and bright
Updated yearly to new sight

O'Marigold, merry merry gold
Very very good so you uphold

How well you herd your florets
How well support pinnated leaves

Somewhere to wed somewhere to raise
Garlanded your glory to surprise

Overwhelmed when so much flashed
Still more as your curative splashed

O'Marigold, merry merry gold
Very very good so you uphold


The essential oil is yellowish amber colored and mobile when freshly distilled but soon oxidizes and resinifies and becomes very viscous when exposed to air and moisture. Older oils are viscous, dark amber or brownish colored, and lack the typical fruity topnote. Fresh oils are characterized by a very powerful fruity top-note, reminiscent of green apples. The body notes are strongly herbaceous, somewhat sharp, like the non-floral part of the lavender fragrance. There is a vaguely bitter dry-out


Clinical studies have found that tagetes may have anti-depressant like properties.





Larvicidal activity (against mosquitos)

Against plantar lesions (feet)

For aromatherapy, consider blending with myrrh, patchouli or tea tree.

For perfumery, florals such as jasmine or gardenia.

For aromatherapeutic uses, spot-topical applications are safer than as a general massage ingredient.

Tagetes is also used as a flavoring, mainly for tobacco and beverages. Apparently the extract is used in chicken feed to ensure yellow yolks.

Safety Warning

As with most essential oils, dilute before using on skin. Perform a patch test before use if essential oil sensitivity is suspected. Do not take essential oils internally. Do not use on children or pets. Seek advice from a trained aromatherapist before using on people with compromised immune systems. Keep away from eyes and mucus membranes.
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