TANGERINE

LATIN NAME FAMILY NAME SYNONYMS COLOUR VISCOSITY AROMA NOTE Citrus reticulate var. tangerine Rutaceae – Rue family Satsuma yellow watery sweet, strong citrus / sparkling / fresh top to middle

COUNTRIES OF PRODUCTION USA, Brazil, Mexico PARTS USED EXTRACTION METHOD YIELD BLENDS WELL WITH bergamot, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, frankincense, lavender, nutmeg, neroli fresh outer peel or whole fruit cold pressed = if using peel only steam distillation = whole fruit

MAIN CHEMICAL COMPONENTS citronellol, linalool, citral, cardinene, anthracillic acid, ester, limonene WARNINGS & CONTRA INDICATIONS → Non toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitising → Avoid in pregnancy → may be phototoxic – do not expose skin to direct sunlight

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES antiseptic, antibacterial, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, astringent, sedative, mild diuretic, fungicidal, mild laxative, tonic THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS – EMOTIONAL → insomnia → nervous tension → fear → irritability → grief → refreshes → lifts

TANGERINE ESSENTIAL OIL

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CIRCULATION → oedema → vascular system tonic DIGESTIVE → indigestion → dyspepsia → hiccoughs → intestinal problems → liver & gallbladder problems GENITO-URINARY → PMS → menstrual cramps NERVOUS SYSTEM → insomnia caused by nervous tension RESPIRATORY → SKIN → acne → congested & oily skin → scars → spots → stretch marks → wrinkles → tonic for the skin → breaks down cellulite pockets STRUCTURAL → muscular cramps & spasms → aches & pains OTHER → helps to cheer. inspire & strengthen → supports lymphatic. immune & digestive systems → although from the same family. allowing it to relax abdominal cramping & stomach upset. is a physical relaxant. there are subtle differences between mandarin & tangerine oils: o mandarin – one of the few oils considered safe enough to use on children & during pregnancy o tangerine – contains anthranilic acid – a powerful sedative. like all other citrus oils. lifts moods TANGERINE ESSENTIAL OIL 2 . tangerine’s strength lies in its anti-spasmodic nature. circulatory. it stimulates the appetite.

grief → stress. anxiety BATH / FOOT BATH → nervous exhaustion → flatulence → diarrhea → constipation → stretch marks CREAM OR MASSAGE OIL → DO NOT USE ON SKIN EXPOSED TO SUNLIGHT → relax cramped muscles & assist with water retention → cellulite → parasites → reduce scars & stretch marks .METHODS OF APPLICATION AEROSOL → nervous & digestive systems → many emotional uses incl.this takes time & will require patience & consistency COMPRESS → NOTES → TANGERINE ESSENTIAL OIL 3 . fear.

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