Description: Tagettes is an annual growing herb that it small with spindly stems and yellow flower clusters.
Colour: Redish Amber
Common Uses: Tagettes has been credited with having properties including as an anti-infectious, anti-microbial, antibiotic, anti-spasmodic, anti-parasitic, antiseptic, insecticide and sedative agent. It has also had a long history with the perfumery industry.
Consistency: Medium to viscous
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Tagettes generally blends well with all essential oils, but specifically with Tangerine, Clary sage, Lavender, Jasmine, Lemon, and Myrrh.
Aromatic Description: Tagetes 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.