24 November 2008

Botanical Name
Citrus reticulata

Originated in China, and brought to Europe in 1805, then to North America where much of the world's Tangerine essential oil is produced

Greenish Orange


Perfumery Note

Fresh, sweet, citrusy, similar to the brighter aroma of tangerine peels (as compared to orange peels), but more concentrate

Strength of Initial Aroma

Extraction Method
Tangerine Essential Oil is cold pressed from the fruit of the tangerine tree

Constituents and Chemical Composition
A-thujone, a-pinene, camphene, sabinene, b-pinene, myrcene, limonene, y-terpinolene, linalool, citronellal, terpineol-4-ol, nerol and geranial

Therapeutic Properties
Antiseptic, antispasmodic, cytophylactic, depurative, sedative, stomachic and tonic

Uses for Health Benefits (Indications)
  • Can be supportive in cases of anxiety and nervousness
  • May help improve appearance of stretch marks and cellulite
  • Traditionally has been used for improving mood, reducing tension and skin care
  • It has a tonic effect on the digestive system, while helping flatulence, diarrhea and constipation
  • Reducing fluid retention
  • to promote happiness, and help with nervousness and anxiety
  • The aroma is very popular with children, and can have the same relaxing effect as for adults
  • Tangerine oil is non-toxic, though it may be photo-sensitizing, and should not be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or UV light within 72 hours
Blend With
Basil Essential Oil, Bergamot Essential Oil, Chamomile Essential Oil, Clary Sage , Frankincense Essential Oil, Geranium Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil, and Orange Essential Oil

To support the digestive system, dilute around 3% in the carrier oil of your choice, and rub the oil into the stomach region in a clockwise direction


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