Description: GRAS- 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.
Common Uses: Support the lymphatic, digestive, and nervous systems. A chemical found in tangerine is very effective in shrinking tumors (apply over area). Reduces excess fluid, obesity, smoothes out stretch marks, helps break down cellulite fat pockets, diarrhea, laxative, constipation, parasites, intestinal spasm, muscle spasms and cramps, tired, aching limbs, anti-inflammatory. Anticoagulant, circulation (extremities), stimulates liver, gall bladder, flatulence, belching, constipation, cramps, PMS, dizziness, anxiety, calming to nerves, hypnotic effect, stress, tension, soothing and strengthening to nervous system. It is considered refreshing, warming, comforting, and soothing.
Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Clary sage, Clove, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Neroli, Nutmeg and Orange.
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 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.