BOTANICAL NAME: citrus reticulata
PARTS USED: peel of fruit
EXTRACTION METHOD: cold-pressed
FRAGRANCE: citrus, fresh, light, sweet
BLENDS: basil, bergamot, clary sage, geranium, grapefruit, hyssop, lavender, lemon, lime, neroli, orange, rose, vanilla, verbena
PHYSICAL & AROMATIC BENEFITS: calming, cheering, relaxing, soothing, stress, uplifting, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, cellulite, constipation, dandruff, insomnia, laxative, muscle relaxant, oily skin, sedative.
MAGICAL USES: magical energy, purification.
Tangerine is extracted by cold compression of its peels and contains alpha pinene, alpha thujone, beta pinene, camphene, citronellal, gamma terpinolene, geraniol, limonene, linalool, myrcene, nerol, sabinene, and terpineol as its chief components.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Antispasmodic: referring to something that suppresses spasms.
Depurative: refers to something that purifies.
Sedative: Calming, soothing, inducing sleep, tranquilizing.
Stomachic: related to the stomach; beneficial to the stomach or digestion.
Tonic: restorative and curative; intended to invigorate.
Other Benefits: It improves circulation of blood, boosts digestion, helps maintain oil and moisture balance in the skin, and shows cicatrizant and emollient properties. It also eases constipation and treats diarrhea, flatulence, rashes, dryness and cracking of skin, hair problems, and dandruff.
Safety Warning: Avoid use in sun. Phototoxic. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.