Tangerine essential oil has fresh, sweet orange aroma with bittersweet green hints. Tangerine is encouraging and uplifting and ideal for people with mental overload and depression. It can also be used to soothe the digestive system and to clarify normal, oily or mature skin.
- Latin Name
- Citrus Reticulata
- Top to Middle
- Essential oil is extracted from the peel by cold expression
- Thujone, pinene, camphene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, terpinolene, linalool, citronellal, terpineol among others.
Good quality tangerines will be firm to slightly soft, heavy for their size and pebbly-skinned. They are deep orange in colour, and do not have pips.
The name comes from the fruit, which was a traditional gift to the Mandarins of China. In France it is regarded as a safe children’s remedy for indigestion, hic coughs etc, and also for the elderly since it helps strengthen the digestive function and liver. Tangerines are also a good source of vitamin C.