Botanical Name: Calendula Officinalis
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Solvent Extraction
Description: This is an annual plant that flowers from July to October. The flowers are gold, orange to red-brown in color with a sweet smelling fragrance.
Color: Reddish brown viscous liquid.
Common Uses: Marigold Absolute is widely used in the perfumery industry. It can be used to form the base for other floral perfumes, like hyacinth, lilac and tuberose to name a few. Marigold is said to have soothing benefits and is mostly used by large cosmetic and skin care manufacturers to formulate exclusive and exotic products.
Consistency: Thick, viscous resin. This absolute should be heated to come out of its solid state. However it does not liquefy but becomes semi solid and has a toffee-like consistency.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Marigold Absolute blends well with generally most oils.
Aromatic Scent: Marigold Absolute has a powerful, fruity, sweet scent with green under notes.
History: This variety of Marigold is grown worldwide. It is considered by persons of the pagan belief to be a cleanser and a fragrance of worship. Often used in rituals and worn by those of higher class (near god-like status). It also can be worn by some as a sign of mourning.