Marigold absolutes are highly concentrated aromatic extracts obtained from the flowers of the marigold plant. They are widely used in the fragrance and cosmetic industries, as well as in alternative medicine practices. If you are interested in purchasing marigold absolutes in wholesale quantities, this technical guide will provide you with important information to help you make an informed decision.

Synonyms: Marigold absolutes are also known as calendula absolutes or calendula flower extracts.

Botanical names: The botanical name for marigold is Calendula officinalis.

Chemical composition: Marigold absolutes are composed of a complex mixture of chemical compounds, including terpenes, sesquiterpenes, flavonoids, and essential oils. The main chemical constituents responsible for the aroma and therapeutic properties of marigold absolutes are lutein, zeaxanthin, carotenoids, and alpha-carotene.

Growing Locations: Marigold plants are native to southern Europe and are now widely cultivated in many parts of the world, including Africa, Asia, and North America. Some of the major growing regions for marigold plants include Egypt, India, France, and Spain.

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