24 November 2008

Botanical Name
Tagetes minuta

Origin
Egypt

Color
Reddish amber

Consistency/Viscosity
Thin - Medium consistency

Perfumery Note
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Aroma
Fresh, sweet, floral, slightly fruity

Strength of Initial Aroma
Medium

Extraction Method
Extracted using steam distillation process

Constituents and Chemical Composition
Tagetones, ocimene, myrcene, linalool, limonene, pinenes, carvone, citral, camphene, valeric acid, salicylaldehyde, ocimene

Therapeutic Properties
Anti-infectious, anti-microbial, antibiotic, anti-spasmodic, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, insecticide and sedative

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • Corns, warts
  • Tagetes oil is used as an insect repellent
  • It is used for chest infections, coughs and catarrh, dilating the bronchi, facilitating the flow of mucus
  • It has a healing effect on wounds, cuts, calluses and bunions
Precaution
  • Possibly toxic. Use only in moderation
  • Do not use if the area of application will be exposed to sunlight for 24 hours due to its phototoxicity
  • Tagetes oil is very powerful oil and should be used sparingly and only by those with experience working with essential oils
  • It should be avoided during pregnancy
  • It should not be used by people having sensitive skin
Blend With
Juniper, Lavender, Pine, Geranium, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Frankincense and all Citrus oils

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