INGREDIENT

Tagetes Oil

Tagetes minuta

Herbaceous and uplifting
14
Products with this ingredient

Distilled from the flowering stems of the Mexican Marigold known as T.minuta, Tagetes oil is fresh and uplifting. 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 low preservative cosmetics.

Description

Description

There are several varieties of the tagetes plant and the tagetes oil Lush uses 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 Lush sometimes uses it in fragrances.

Tagetes Oil can be found in these products
14
Products with this ingredient
Tagetes Oil can be found in these products
Hand Cream
A miracle worker for overworked hands
£8.95
100g
Moisturiser
Cool, calm and protected
£16.95
45g
mask of magnaminty
Face And Body Mask
For a glowing look
£7.95
125g
Cuticle Butter
Takes care of the hard stuff
£7.95
50g