Tangerine is an American hybrid of Mandarin, which is larger and has a milder smell. It is a favorite with children and pregnant women because of its soothing and uplifting qualities. It helps sluggish digestion and relaxes muscle spasm.
This tangy and zesty essential oil has some great properties to help relieve stress and digestive problems, but is mostly used to increase circulation to the skin, reducing fluid retention and to help prevent stretch marks.
Origins of Tangerine
The tangerine trees grow in Florida, Texas and California, where it is the American variety of the East Asian mandarin.
Properties of Tangerine oil
It has a fresh, sweet odor, reminiscent of bitter orange. It has a cooling and drying energy that acts as refrigerant, carminative, expectorant, diuretic and nervine.
Most common uses:
Good nerve tonic
Helps treat aches and pains
Good for rheumatism
Good for fluid retention
Excellent in pregnancy
Good for children, weak and the elderly
Mixes well with: sandalwood, citrus oils, rosewood, cardamon and coriander.
Warning: possibly phototoxic (sun action) with exposure, hence it is advised not to go putting this oil on.