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Tangerine has the aroma of vibrant, fresh tangerine peel.
Common Name: Tangerine
Plant Part: Peel
Form: Essential Oil
Synonyms: Citrus nobilis var. deliciosa, Citrus deliciosa Ten., tangerine
Origin: Native to China and Indo-China. First recorded by Europeans in the early eighteenth century. Commercially cultivated in Southern Europe and North Africa. Main producers are Italy, Spain, USA, Brazil, Argentina. Tangerine is the American variety of the East Asian mandarin orange. Tangerine is more orange than mandarin.
Botanical Description: A small evergreen about 4-meters (15 ft) high with a single trunk, narrow lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate glossy dark green leaves and small, white scented flowers. The fruit's a flattened globoid.
Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by cold expression of the peels (pericarp) of fruits. The oil is orange mobile liquid. Yield 0.5%.
Aroma Profile: The top note of tangerine is a fresh, bittersweet, orange-like aroma. The middle note is light and fresh, with an even and full citrus aroma. The dry out note is bittersweet, soft and citrus-like.
Major Constituents: Limone (90 to 95%), ã-terpinene (3%), á-pinene (1%), myrcene
Common Adulterants: Synthetic limonene, lemon terpenes
Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20
Aroma Benefits: cheering, encouraging, vitalizing, clarifying, gently clarifying, refreshing, uplifting
Blends Well With: Neroli, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, rose, bergamot, lime, orange
Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Avoid use in sun.
Directories: Essential Oils
Description: Tangerine has the aroma of vibrant, fresh tangerine peel.