Tagetes - Essential Oil (Egyptian) - Tagetes minuta - Egypt - New Directions Aromatics
Botanical Name: Tagetes minuta
Trans- β-Ocimene: 30.93%
Plant Part: Flowers
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A slightly viscous, reddish to yellowish liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note with a medium aroma, Tagetes is easily classified as sweet, fruity and almost citrus-like.
Product Abstract: Tagetes, aka African Marigold, is known in Africa as Khaki Bush. It is now grown in France and North America. The Tagetes plant is essentially a weed with deeply divided, dark green leaves with numerous ornamental yellowish-orange carnation-like flowers.
Cautions: Dilute well before use; this oil is powerful, should only be used by experienced aromatherapists. This oil has phototoxic properties and exposure to the sun must be avoided after application to the skin. Due to their presence, please consult a physician prior to using this oil. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping) be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.