Tangerine (Citrus reticulata)
Fun fact: In the days of simpler gift giving, tangerines were a favorite stocking stuffer, and delighted both the giver and the receiver.
Tangerines are much more than a delicious, exotic treat. These fabulous fruits have been used throughout the ages for skin care, digestive health, and system balancing. Their warm, sweet, fresh, and lively scent is especially captivating to children and pregnant women. The French regard tangerine oil as a safe remedy for children suffering from indigestion and hiccoughs. Tangerine oil is also known to inspire, strengthen, and uplift spirits. This essential oil helps combat PMS, promotes healthy digestion, and can help reduce scars and stretch marks. It also supports the lymphatic, circulatory, and immune systems. While some may find it similar to orange oil, tangerine oil has its own unique, comforting, and sparkling aroma, and should not be replaced by its citrus sister.
Mixes well with: Anise, basil, bergamot, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, hyssop, juniper, lavender, lemon, lime, marjoram, myrrh, neroli, nutmeg, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, rosemary, rosewood, sage, sandalwood, tea tree, and ylang ylang.
Parts used: Outer peel.
Extraction method: Cold expression.
Safety Information: May be phototoxic; do not use on skin exposed to direct sunlight.