Tangerine Essential Oil

Tangerine fruitBotanical Name:  citrus reticulata

Description:

The fruit that bears the rind from which this oil is extracted is a 20ft evergreen native to Asia.  Tangerines are grown in Morocco, and is the same fruit as the Mandarin orange from Asia.

Tangerine Technical Information

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Non-therapeutic Uses:

Flavoring for everything from soda water to candy to desserts.  Used in perfumery as a secondary ingredient.

Fragrance Family:  Fruity
Perfumery Note:  Top

Fragrance Description:

A strong orange citrus fragrance, but much sweeter than ordinary orange, it has a honey-like aspect that makes it one of the more intense citrus oils.  This oil is mood uplifting and improves mental clarity and alertness.

Jen’s blending notes:

Tangerine has a depth of character that ties in well with florals and spices. It is a favorite top note in blends such as with Frankincense and Patchouli, but also complement the herbaceous pine fragrances balancing the camphorous aspects.

Jen’s soapmaking notes:

Will lend an orange tinge to soap is enough is used. 

No noticeable acceleration.

Survives soapmaking well for a citrus due to the concentrated fragrance.