Tangerine Oil is cold pressed from the peel of the, non-sprayed, citrus fruit. The Tangerine, and the Mandarin, are so close that they are often used interchangeably however, Tangerine is slightly higher in monoterpenes than is Mandarin, but, they can both be considered safer alternatives, to Orange, with regard to photo sensitivity and irritation potentia..
THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITY :: Tangerine Oil is well known, like the other, sweet citrus, fruits, to offer an uplifting effect, just from taking in the fragrance. These oils are calming and offer some relief from anxiety and stress. In skin care, all of the citrus fruits offer some assistance in cleansing, and controlling, oily skin conditions and they should not be used on dry skin unless combined with other essential oils to counter the drying effects.
FRAGRANCE IMPACT :: The bright, fresh, scent of Tangerine is a great choice when you need to give a blend some 'lift', which explains why they are one of the most popular additions to cleansers, and scrubs, where they are well suited due to their cleansing, and purifying, effect on the tissues. In perfuming Tangerine Oil offers a bright, sweet, citrus scent that gives your blend some 'lift' and a pleasant top note, very similar to Mandarin Red. Unlike Grapefruit, and Orange, Tangerine and Mandarin don't have a tart impact, making it more suiteable to perfume blends.
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Skin Care: 0.1 - 0.5%
Body / Hair Care: 0.2 - 1.0%
Spot Treatment: 0
- top / middle bridge
- sweet, smooth
- combines well with all other citrus, herbals, and most florals
- BATH / BODY / SKIN
- oil control
- PSYCHOLOGICAL / EMOTIONAL
While Tangerine, like Mandarin, is not prone to high levels of photo sensitizing fuorocoumarins, it is still a good idea to combine with high anti-oxidants, and essential oils that are high in monoterpene alcohols, to "quench" the oxidation in order to limit, or prevent, the irritation. Some great choices, that blend well with Tangerine, include Geranium, Rose, Rosewood, Tea Tree, Coriander, Ylang, Lavender and Basil.