INGREDIENT

Tagetes Oil

Tagetes minuta

Clear and comforting
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Products with this ingredient

Our Charity Pot hand and body lotion contains tagetes oil for its fresh and uplifting fragrance. The compounds naturally present in the oil have been shown to act as antimicrobial and antifungal agents. This makes tagetes oil not only useful as an aromatic material, but perfect for our low preservative cosmetics and right at home in hand, body and foot lotions.

Description

Description

There are several varieties of the tagetes plant and the tagetes oil we use is distilled from the flowering stems and leaves of T. minuta, also sometimes called Mexican marigold, Inca marigold or Peruvian black mint. In Peru, it is made into puree and seasoning that give local dishes a unique herbal flavour. It is said to taste like a mixture of mint, coriander and basil. It has been used this way since the ancient Inca civilisation. Tagetes oil is used to flavour food, tobacco, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, including cola. It is a popular ingredient in perfumery, and we sometimes use it in our fragrances.

At a glance

At a glance

Benefit
Antimicrobial and antifungal properties help keep the skin clear and comfortable
Time of harvest
July and August
Origin
Egypt
Tagetes Oil can be found in these products
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Products with this ingredient
Tagetes Oil can be found in these products
Cuticle Butter
Takes care of the hard stuff
$19.90
50g
Lip Scrub
Scrub and soften
$11.50
25g
Serum Bar
Fair of face
$19.90
20g
Fresh Cleanser
Calming and cleansing
$19.50
100g