Tangerine Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata
Plant Part: 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.
Color: Yellow Orange
Aroma Strength: Medium
Aromatic Scent: Tangerine 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 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.