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Tangerine Essential Oil
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Tangerine has the aroma of vibrant, fresh tangerine peel.

Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata Blanco

Common Name: Tangerine

Plant Part: Peel

Form: Essential Oil

Family: Rutaceae

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.

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