Mountain Rose Herbs

Tangerine Essential Oil

Citrus reticulata Origin: Brazil

Tangerine Essential Oil

Overview

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

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.

Disclaimer

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.