Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata blanco var tangerina
Plant Part: Fruit Peel
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Description: The Tangerine tree was originally native to China, but is now grown predominantly in the United States and Sicily in Italy. The tree is also very similar to the Mandarin. Five Fold Citrus Essential Oils are more concentrated than the regular citrus essential oils. Through extended distillation, turpenes are removed from the oil rendering more suitable for cosmetic applications.
Color: Golden yellow to orange liquid.
Common Uses: Tangerine Five Fold Essential Oil, like most of the citrus family, can be depended upon for its refreshing and rejuvenating characteristics. Its aroma clears the mind and can help to eliminate emotional confusion. Aromatherapists also consider it to be very comforting, soothing and warming. Users may also see Tangerine Essential Oil used as an antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, diuretic, sedative, stimulant (digestive and lymphatic), and tonic agent. Due to the increased concentration of essential oil fragrance, Tangerine Five Fold Oil can be used in perfumery and also soap and candle making.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Scent: Tangerine Five Fold Essential Oil has the typical citrus scent – fresh, radiant, and tangy sweet. With only subtle differences, it smells a lot like the Mandarin, with some even considering them identical. In comparison to Sweet Orange, Tangerine can be seen as lighter with more candy-like tones.
History: Tangerines were originally brought to Europe and then the United States via China.
Cautions: Tangerine Five Fold Essential Oil is similar to other essential oils in the citrus family in that it can be phototoxic. Care should be taken not to expose the skin to sunlight after a treatment. Similarly, the oil should be diluted well before use on the skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.