Tangerine

Latin Name: Citrus reticulata

Common Name: Tangerine

Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata (synonymous with Citrus nobilis var. deliciosa, C. deliciosa)

Botany: A small evergreen tree with glossy green leaves that grows up to 20 feet tall and has an orange colored citrus fruit.

History: The tangerine and mandarin are both from the same species.  Tangerine typically refers to the more orange like red variety fruit grown in the United States.

Origin: USA

Plant Part: Peel

Extraction Method: Cold pressed

Cultivation Method: Ethically farmed

Fragrance: Citrus, fresh, light, sweet, fruity

Color of Oil: Orange

Keyword: Digestive

Note: Top Note

Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Rose, Vanilla

Therapeutic Benefits -Mind: Tangerine is uplifting, cheering, refreshing, and soothing.  It also can cause a hypnotic effect on the mind.

Therapeutic Benefits - Body: Tangerine is astringent, antiseptic, and antidepressant.  It acts as a tonic to the digestive and circulatory system. Tangerine also soothes nervous conditions, smoothes stretch marks, and dispels dizziness.

Therapeutic Benefits - Spirit: Tangerine is an energetic and spiritual oil.

Chemical Constituents: alpha-pinene, gamma-terpinene, limonene, myrcene

Common Adulterants: Lemon terpenes, limonene (synthetic or bioidentical)

Application Method: Dilute 10 drops in 1 oz carrier oil, massage oil, or lotion and apply to skin or bath. Use 4 drops in 2 cups of hot water for a steam.

Warnings: Avoid direct sun – may cause photosensitivity.

Color Energy: Orange - Nourishing

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