Citrus reticulata var. 'tangerine'
Cold-pressed from the delicious citrus, tangerine essential oil is uplifting, helping to inspire creativity and optimism as it (like its citrus family), improves the mood especially for those in the doldrums. We love its sedative properties, calming the senses without the drowsiness or deep chill associated with woody essential oils.
AROMA fresh, sweet, reminiscent of the orange rather than mandarin
PROMOTES Therapeutically, tangerine is antiseptic and antispasmodic, great for soothing cramps and aches. It purifies and is helpful in detox and its calming, tonifying effect on the tummy makes it a great choice to dispel air.
Unlike lemon or orange, tangerine essential oil is non-sensitising, but we do recommend UV application if you are wearing it on the skin nonetheless.
TIPS In pregnancy, tangerine essential oil is recommended for the prevention of stretch marks. Blend with nourishing carrier oils such as wheatgerm, coconut, jojoba or apricot kernel, together with lavender, chamomile and use daily from the 5th month of pregnancy after consulting with your medical practitioner.