Botanical Name: Tagetes minuta Plant Part: Flowering Herb Extraction Method: Steam Origin: India
Description: Tagetes is known in Africa as Khakibush. It now also grown in France and North America. Tagetes is essentially a weed with deeply divided, dark green leaves with numerous ornamental yellowish-orange carnation-like flowers.
Colour: Reddish Amber
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends Well With: Tagetes blends well with Juniper, Lavender, Pine, Geranium, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Frankincense and all Citrus oils.
Aromatic Scent:Tagetes is easily classified as sweet, fruity and almost citrus-like. History: After the Boer war in South Africa, Australian troops brought plants to their native land where it grew profusely.
Cautions: Tagetes oil is very powerful oil and should be used sparingly and only by those with experience working with essential oils. It should also be avoided during pregnancy, not used on sensitive skin. Tagestes may also cause photosensitivity.
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