Tangerine Essential Oil
Botanical binomial: Citrus reticulata
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Part of plant used in production: Peel
Methods of production: Cold Pressed
Description: Tangerine is part of the citrus family, where the skin is thick and bumpy with a darker reddish-orange hue in colour.
Characteristics: The aroma is a fresh, tangy and sweet similar to that of other citrus oils such as orange.
Properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, cytophylactic, depurative, sedative, stomachic, and tonic substance.
Constituents: alpha-Pinene, alpha-Thujone, beta-Pinene, Camphene, Citronellal, Gamma-Terpinolene, Geranial, Limonene, Linalool, Myrcene, Nerol, Sabinene, and Terpineol.
Uses: Tangerine essential oil contains power antioxidants allowing it to cleanse and purify the body, supporting a healthy immune system. For the body, it is used to improve circulation of blood and phlegm, boosts digestion, help maintain oil and moisture balance in the skin. With a fresh, rejuvenating aroma, it helps soothe anxious feelings and stress management.
Safety: Cold Pressed Tangerine is not considered to be phototoxic. For external use only. Should be diluted prior to skin application. Avoid contact with eyes and mouth. May cause skin irritation for some individuals, a skin patch test is recommended prior to use. Consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils during pregnancy.