The Tangerine tree was originally native to China, but is now grown predominantly in the United States and Sicily. The tree is also very similar to the Mandarin to which it is closely related. In fact in many parts of the World The fruit is known as a Mandarin.
Reported Attributes of Tangerine Essential Oil:-
The essential oil, like most of the citrus family, can be depended upon for refreshing and rejuvenating characteristics. Its aroma clears the mind and can help to eliminate emotional confusion.
Aromatherapists also consider it to be very comforting, soothing and warming. It is used in many perfumes, soaps, as it is considered to have a finer fragrance than either Oranges or Mandarins. It is also an antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, diuretic, sedative, stimulant (digestive and lymphatic), and tonic agent.
Tangerine Essential Oil Blends Well With:-
The essential oil blends well with Basil, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Clary sage, Clove, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Neroli, Nutmeg and Orange.
Tangerines were originally brought to Europe and then the United States via China. The name was first used for fruit coming from Tangier in Morocco and described originally as a mandarin variety
Tangerine is similar to other essential oils in the citrus family in that it can be phototoxic. Care should be taken not to expose the skin to sunlight after a treatment.