Tagetes Oil is distilled from the herbs and flowers of several species in the genus Tagetes that grow Egypt, Zimbabwe, South Africa, India, and a number of other countries. This orangish oil gets its color from the flower, which is a close relative of the common marigold.


Tagetes Oil South African

Tagetes Oil is steam-distilled from the flowers of the Tagetes minuta plant, also known as “Southern Marigold,” “Wild Marigold,” and “Black Mint.” The aroma of this oil is warm, green, and herbaceous, with fruity and slightly bitter nuances. Tagetes is native to South America, though the plant has found success in a variety of regions, including South Africa, Madagascar, and Zimbabwe. As such, the oil has found extensive use throughout the world of fragrance, particularly among fougere and chypre style perfumes.

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