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Tangerine Essential Oil

Tangerines

Tangerine Essential Oil is fresh, sweet, citrusy and is similar to the brighter aroma of tangerine peels (as compared to orange peels), but has a more concentrated, intense aroma than does Sweet Orange Essential Oil.

Tangerine Oil is not phototoxic. See Safety Information section for more information.

Botanical Name

Citrus reticulata

Common Method of Extraction

Cold Pressed/Expressed

Plant Part Typically Used

Citrus Rind (Peel)

Color

Tangerine Essential Oil

Greenish Orange

Consistency

Thin

Perfumery Note

Top

Strength of Initial Aroma

Medium

Aromatic Description

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

Tangerine Essential Oil Uses

Stress-induced insomnia, nervous exhaustion, mild muscular spasm, cellulite, digestive problems, detoxification, flatulence, constipation, bodily congestion, fatigue, irritability, poor sporits, overly anxious. [Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 625.]

Major Constituents

a-pinene
myrcene
limonene
y-terpinene
citronellal
linalool
neral
neryl acetate
geranyl acetate
geraniol
thymol
carvone

[B. Lawrence. Tangerine Oil. *Perfumer & Flavorist, October/November 1980), 27. Source cited in Salvatore Battaglia, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy (Australia: The Perfect Potion, 1997), 201.]

Safety Information

Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young recommend careful storage and avoiding use of oxidized Tangerine Oil to prevent skin sensitization. Tisserand and Young confirm that Tangerine Oil is not phototoxic. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 87,343.]

Shelf Life

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General Safety Information

Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.

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