Tangerine (Citrus Reticulate) is an orange coloured citrus fruit that is a widely cultivated variety of mandarin. Although it has been grown for over 3000 years in China and Japan, the name it has got from Tangier, the port city of Morocco, from where the fruit was first shipped to Europe and America.
Tangerine oil comes from the fruit’s outer peel. The main components of oil are limonene, alpha-pinene, myrcene, linalool, neral, geraniol and tymol. It offers antifungal, antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant, sedative and antiinflammatory action. Tangerine oil has delightful, warm citrusy aroma, and it is used in perfume, cosmetic and food industry.
Tangerine oil benefits for skin and hair:
Tangerine oil scent reduces emotional tension and calms the mind, uplifts mood and boosts energy.
Like others citrus oils, tangerine oil may induce photosensitivity that may lead to sunburn.
Tangerine oil can be found in Atlantis Skincare Stretch Mark Oil for Pregnant Belly.