Tagetes Essential Oil (Egypt)
Active Ingredient: β-Ocimene(Z): 59.92% , Tagetone (Z): 14.04%
Botanical Name: Tagetes minuta
Plant Part: Flowers
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Tagetes is known in Africa as 'Khakibush'. 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.
Color: Reddish yellow liquid.
Common Uses: Tagetes Essential Oil is best known for its ability to keep insects away. It is also credited by aromatherapists as helping with parasitic and fungal issues, while also being able to facilitate the flow of mucous and loosening congestion. It has also been used on cuts, sores, and bunions.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Juniper, Lavender, Pine, Geranium, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Frankincense, and all Citrus oils.
Aromatic Scent: Tagetes Egyptian Essential Oil 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.