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Tangerine Essential Oil

Tangerine Essential Oil
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Tangerine Essential Oil  Citrus reticulate

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.

Source:  Citrus reticulata is produced in Spain and Italy.

Extraction:  Tangerine essential oil is obtained by cold pressing of the peel from the fresh fruit.

Aroma:  Tangerine essential oil has a fresh, sweet and tangy citrus scent.

Fragrance note:  Top.

Properties:  The pure oil is yellow-orange and has a light constancy.

Tangerine essential oil is antiseptic, carminative and tonic.  It is refreshing and rejuvenating in character.  It is often used by pregnant women and the elderly and is a good toner for oily skin.  The aroma may help to relax fractious children.  When employed in massage it mat help to ease stomach problems.

Uses:  Massage, baths, vaporization and may be added to base emollients.

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 and Ylang Ylang

Caution:  Tangerine essential oil like most citrus oils can be phototoxic.
Care should be taken not to expose the skin to sunlight after a treatment.
It should be diluted to 5% or less in a suitable carrier oil before application to the skin.

Material Safety Data Sheet

Typical Analysis Sheet


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