How many of you wake up in the morning looking for a little lift? As a mother of a toddler I know this is something I seek each and every time I get up out of bed. My usual cup of coffee does help but I really enjoy using my essential oil diffuser as I make breakfast. One such oil that can be an aid in your morning routine comes from the juicy and fresh scented fruit called Tangerine. The rind of this luscious citrus is cold pressed to make the precious essential oil that is the topic of my blog today. This fruit originated from Tangier, Morocco thus deriving its moniker from the city it was first found. Tangerine essential oil is a known anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, laxative and tonic. When using this particular essential oil in the A.M. take caution as to the location of application as it can be phototoxic and cause sensitivity to sunlight on certain skin types. If you are looking to relax and unwind at the end of your day this oil can be used as well since it is a sedative. Try combining Tangerine essential oil with Juniper Berry and then apply to the bottoms of your feet for fabulous detoxification support as well as a sleep aid. While you are drifting off this duo will help to purify the blood of toxins and uric acid as well as cleanse the kidneys, liver, stomach and skin. You will arise feeling refreshed and cleansed! This can be an easy oil to slip into your children’s drinks since the taste is juicy and lovely. Next time you whip up a smoothie go ahead and add a drop or two of Tangerine essential oil so that your children also reap the amazing health benefits and high levels of antioxidants. To say this essential oil is versatile is an understatement as it truly can be used on most anyone at any age of life. We all could use a little internal cleansing and this essential oil will most certainly get the job done. Next time you’re in the mood to treat your feet come by the spa for a foot soak and reflexology treatment featuring this highly prized citrus essential oil. Maybe you will even walk out with a bottle of your own!
By: Kristen and Bethany