Tangerine - Citrus reticulata

Tangerine is safe when mixed with a carrier oil for use on the skin.  Great for use in pregnancy for stretch marks and also for acne, congested and oily skin.  

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County of Origin USA
Botanical Family Rutaceae
Therapeutic Properties Antispasmodic, digestive, lymphatic, sedative, antibacterial, antifungal
Chemical Family Monoterpene
Approx. Shelf Life 3 years - under right conditions
Plant Parts Peel
Note Classification Top
Method of Extraction Cold Pressed
Blends well with Bergamot, Rosemary, Patchouli, Bergamot, Chamomile, Clary sage, Olibanum, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Neroli, Orange, Rose

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History: Originally used to describe fruit coming from Tangier, Morocco, from where the first shipment of tangerines were allegedly sent to mainland Europe in the mid 1840's.  It was called tangerine orange.  Tangerine and mandarins have similar properties, so much that tangerine is used in English speaking countries and mandarin everywhere else.

Characteristics: Orange colored, fresh sweet odor, similar in smell to bitter orange and Valencia orange rather than mandarin.

Clinical Studies: Studies have shown highest antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli, was bioactive against a range of bacteria and antifungal activity against some common foodborne and phytopathogenic fungi. 

Indications: Digestive - calming the intestines and relieving flatulence. Nervous system - Soothing and sedating, alleviates insomnia, nervousness, emotional shock and grief.   Pregnancy - stretch marks. Skin Care - for acne, congested and oily skin.     

Subtle Aromatherapy: 

Mode of Administration: Bath, diffusor, disinfectant, inhaler, massage, mist spray, and steam inhalation.

Safety: Tangerine essential oil has a GRAS status.  Overall it is a safe and non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing oil however old or oxidized oils should not be used as skin sensitization can occur.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy; Third Edition The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2017
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopedia Britannica. USA, 2014
Photos attribution – istock Photos
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Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
        The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
        The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
        Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
Information and statements regarding Kelley products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease. 
All information, content and product descriptions contained within this site is for reference purposes and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.  
Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
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