The Benefits of Tangerine Essential Oil

Skin Care

Promising purification and rejuvenation for both your skin and soul it’s a joy for us to introduce you to one of our favorite uplifting citrus essential oils - Tangerine Essential Oil.

Beyond its uplifting, bright aroma, you may be surprised to learn of the abundant benefits tangerine essential oil brings to your wellness routine. 

What is Tangerine Essential Oil?

Tangerine essential oil is a concentrated liquid extracted from the rinds of tangerines. Its vibrant, citrusy aroma, brings a burst of freshness to the senses. 

Known for promoting a sense of calm and tranquility, this beautiful citrus oil also helps ease stress and create a peaceful atmosphere. At the same time, it shares beautiful benefits with the skin. 

How is Tangerine Essential Oil Made?

This golden elixir can be extracted by two methods: cold pressing and steam distillation. 

Cold pressing involves mechanically pressing the tangerine rinds, a method that preserves the integrity of the oil's natural properties and its zesty citrus aroma.

Steam distillation is a little more intricate, involving the chopping of the citrus fruits and using steam to evaporate the oils, which are then condensed and collected. Both processes result in the concentrated essence of tangerine, which should be diluted with a carrier oil when you are working with the essence for home use. 

What are Some Benefits of Tangerine Essential Oil?

First noted for its beneficial properties in China over 2,000 years ago, tangerine oil is a timeless skin and soul balm.

Tender and inflamed skin finds relief in tangerine oil’s soothing touch, its inherent calming  properties quiet upset skin. 

Tangerine oil is rich in myrcene, nerol, and limonene, phytocompounds  known to work synergistically to calm irritation, diminish redness, and promote a balanced and harmonious complexion.

The cleansing benefits of tangerine oil offer skin a refreshing journey to clarity and radiance as the oil’s reported antiseptic and antimicrobial properties help gently cleanse and purify skin. Oily, acne-prone and combination skin will find these properties especially beneficial, helping to improve the skin’s overall appearance, and supporting a smoother, more balanced complexion. 

A catalyst for regeneration, there is also an abundance of healing potential in tangerine oil. 

Supporting skin repair  and minimizing stretch marks, the oil helps stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. This sets the skin’s natural repair mechanisms in full swing– wonderfully supporting the path to swift recovery. (It should be cautioned, while beneficial in so many ways, the oil should not be applied to open wounds or highly sensitive areas.)

Research has suggested that tangerine oil also acts as a vasodilator, aiding in the expansion of blood vessels, which  enhances circulation. This energizing quality not only improves blood flow but also contributes to a sense of vitality. 

Tangerine oil’s benefits aren’t limited to the skin. This Vitamin-C rich oil supports the immune system with a burst of vitality. Diluted with a carrier oil, such as coconut oil, tangerine can be applied to reflexology points on the chest, back, or soles of your feet. 

Tangerine’s uplifting and calming aura is celebrated in aromatherapy. This citrus remedy offers a tranquil refuge from stress, dissolving anxiety, and uplifting the spirit. The properties of tangerine oil are both energizing and sedative, and depending on its concentration, tangerine oil can help to improve alertness in low concentrations. It’s an oil to rely on in times of mental fatigue in order to improve focus. 

How to Use Tangerine Essential Oil

We use pure citrus essences in several formulas that invite you to illuminate your skin and elevate and uplift your daily skincare ritual. 

Welcome the day with an application of Essential C Tonic, blended with Grapefruit, Neroli and Sweet Orange, awakening the senses and rehydrating the skin. Inhale deeply as you apply a light layer of Luminous Morning Crème, a feather-weight moisturizer infused with the bright, lilting  essences of Neroli and Sweet Orange, to clarify and protect the skin,  leaving the complexion  radiant and your spirit uplifted. Take a moment to envision your day, breathing deeply while allowing the elevating blend of natural remedies to enhance your mood. 

In the evening, or following a shower or bath, you can experience the uplifting brightness of tangerine when treating your skin to a luxurious application of Rose Geranium & Tangerine Body Lotion. Massage a generous amount of lotion into your skin with long strokes, working towards the heart, and allowing this rich yet delicate lotion to replenish the skin and soothe your senses with its intoxicating crisp, floral scent. 

Side Effects of Tangerine Essential Oil

While tangerine essential oil is generally safe for use, please do conduct a patch test with a drop of tangerine oil, diluted with a carrier oil, before extensive use. Monitor the skin for at least 12 hours after applying to observe any adverse reactions. 

Enjoy the timeless beauty of tangerine essential oil, an energetic and joyful companion for radiant skin and a tranquil soul.

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