Botanical Name: citrus reticulata
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.
Flavoring for everything from soda water to candy to desserts. Used in perfumery as a secondary ingredient.
Fragrance Family: Fruity
Perfumery Note: Top
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.