Tagetes EO

Tagetes minuta var. bipinata (synonym of Tagetes minuta L.)

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Tagetes essential oil has a strong, warm, sweet-herbaceous, distinctive ketonic (pungent) aroma with a very powerful fruity undertone, reminiscent of green apple. Despite its unusual pungency, Tagetes essential oil is used extensively in French perfumes,

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Selected size SKU:940-015 - Tagetes 15 ml (1/2 oz)

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Tagetes essential oil has a strong, warm, sweet-herbaceous, distinctive ketonic (pungent) aroma with a very powerful fruity undertone, reminiscent of green apple. Despite its unusual pungency, Tagetes essential oil is used extensively in French perfumes, although in minimal amounts. About 1 kilo of Tagetes oil is produced from about 700 kilos of stems and leaves.[1]

Tagetes minuta var bipinnata is a perennial herb native to the temperate grasslands and mountainous regions of southern South America; it is also cultivated in Madagascar. A member of the Asteraceae family, Tagetes is a variety of marigold, however it should not be confused with the more commonly known Calendula officinalis, or pot marigold, that has very different properties and applications.

Tagetes essential oil contains about 47% ketones - accounting for its intense aroma. The oil is also rich in many secondary compounds, including monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, oxides and phenols that give it a broad range of activity. Formulators may find it useful in targeted skincare preparations, such as foot oils and lotions, however, due to its high risk of phototoxicity, the maximum dermal use level is quite low  (0.01%).[2]  Tagetes blends well with florals, woods and citrus oils.

1 Naturals Compendium, International Flavor & Fragrances, 2009, p. 145.

2 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 435.

3 Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin, 1960, pp. 607-8.

4 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2nd ed., 2014, p. 435.

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Customer Reviews

I am obsessed

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It smells floral, green-yellow, and sharp and sweet at the same time. I used just an ounce in 5 pounds of soap and the smell is gently fragrant. Very relaxing scent like you’re skipping through a field of medicinal flowers.

Review by Tiara 3/22/2024

Pungent

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This is as described but I'm sure that mixed with floral and or woody oils would be interesting.

Review by philip 1/29/2023

Sangria Blanco

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The first whiff out of the sample was that of marigold pollen after planting several dozen or when you're close to them while weeding the garden. On the test strip it reminds me of a homemade white sangria, extra strong. Peaches, melons, apples and oranges with a touch of mint or basil marinading in white wine and white rum or perhaps vodka. I can image where a small addition of tagetes would send a perfume to another dimension.

Review by AJ 1/13/2018

Smells familiar. but Strong, sweet, and bitter green

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When i first smelled this out of the bottle I personally thought "well this smells exactly like crushed marigold stalks green and bitter" and left it at that. I saw the bottle again and decided to take another whiff this time I felt I had smelled this somewhere and indeed I have this smells like any old time gasoline station more likely like the GoodTime gasoline station the low quality brewed coffee the cigarette stench followed by bitter "fresh" chemical scents trying to sanitize stagnated dirt. Indeed it was a memory. and honestly not a bad one at that just an odd one.

Review by Kyv 12/25/2017

Pungently herbaceous, cloyingly sweet and slightly medicinal

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I'm consistently impressed not only with the quality of EB's oils and extracts, but with the wide variety and interesting selection, keeping in mind the aromatherapist as well as the natural perfumer. Tagetes oil is a powerful tool to the aromatherapist and natural healer, but may prove a challenge to work with in natural perfumery due to its pungent odor. The oil is cloyingly sweet, like a highly concentrated cistus/labdanum; it has a medicinal aspect reminiscent of Wild Verbena (Lippia javanica) or Niaouli; finally, there is an herbaceous boozy aspect similar to artemisia/mugwort. In small amounts, this oil can be effectively used in aroma blends, particularly in fruity accords. Combine with cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove for a spiced cider scent perfect for the winter holidays.

Review by MPW 4/21/2017

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