Latin name: Citrus reticulalato blanco
Synonyms: Dancy Tangerine
Plant family: Rutacea
Extraction: Cold expression of the fruit and peel
Origin: China, Europe and USA
Plant characteristics: Similar to the mandarin tree, from the same botanical source, although represents a lower stage in the horticulture of the fruit.
Tangerines tend to be harvested in earlier, around November, whereas mandarins are harvested in February. Unlike the mandarin the tangerine has no pips and is a slightly lighter colour and produces a slightly weaker oil.
Oil characteristics: pale yellow to orange mobile liquid with a sweet, light and tangy scent.
Blends well with: Basil, bergamot, Chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, lime, neroli, orange, rose essential oils
Cautions and comments: Non-sensitising, non-irritating, can be phototoxic
Main chemical constituents: Citronellol, Linalool, Citral, Candiene, Limonene
How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.