Tangerine Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata
Common Method Of Extraction: Cold expression
Parts Used: Fruit peel
Note Classification: Top
Aroma: Fresh, sweet, orange-like
Largest Producing Countries: USA and China
Traditional Use: Mostly used in the fragrance industry. Tangerine oil does contain limonene, which may suggest its use in household cleaners.
Properties: Antimicrobial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, diuretic, hypnotic, laxative, stimulant, tonic
Benefits: Congested and oily skin, constipation, fluid retention, hiccoughs, indigestion, nervous tension, restlessness, scars, stretch marks. Tangerine may be used in similar ways as mandarin. It does have a much sweeter aroma then mandarin oil.
Blends Well With: Basil, black pepper, chamomile, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, myrrh, neroli, nutmeg, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang
Of Interest: The tangerine is a variety of the mandarin orange. You may sometimes see it on the market as Citrus x tangerine. The oils have similar properties, but different aroma characteristics.
Safety Data: May cause skin irritation.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).