Tagete ORGANIC South Africa

Essential oil

Tagetes glandulifera


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The organic certification on this product guarantees climate and environment protection, conservation of soil fertility, preservation of biodiversity, respect of the natural cycles of the plants, and absence of use of chemical and synthetic products. It guarantees transparent labelling for consumers and traceability.

Its fresh and minty facets are easily used as a top note or in combination with floral notes.
Tagetes essential oil is also very interesting to use with woody accords for its fresh and fruity notes.

Tagetes is a fast growing annual plant. Its straight stems can reach 2 meters high. They have narrow, toothed, pointed khaki green leaves. The tagetes is cultivated by the local partner we work with. Some of the raw material also comes from wild plants harvested by local people.

As for the cultivated tagetes, it is after the first rains in early spring that the seeds of tagetes are planted. At the end of February, the plants will have reached their full growth. The leaves, stems and flowers of tagetes are harvested with a converted combine from mid-March to the end of May and are then transformed into essential oil by steam distillation by our local partner.

A 9 to 12 months maturation period is necessary to give time to the essential oil to develop its olfactory notes. 0 to 6 months Tagetes has a wild and unpleasant scent. From 6 to 12 months fruity notes of mango develop, the essential oil is ready to be commercialized.

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