Learn about Tangerine essential oil and how it can improve your health and wellbeing

Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata

Plant family: Rutaceae

Native Region: Southeast Asia & China

Plant Part: Peel

Extraction Method: Cold Pressed

Blends well with: Spice and citrus oils

Tangerine is a citrus fruit that grows in tropical areas of Southeast Asia. The peel of the tangerine contains many beneficial compounds that support a wide variety of health concerns, such as supporting healthy cholesterol, blood sugar, liver function, reducing symptoms of asthma, indigestion, IBS, and more.

The sweet, citrus aroma of tangerine can help to improve mood, fight symptoms of anxiety and depression, and create an uplifting environment.

Support a healthy body and calm the mind with tangerine essential oil.

Growing Tangerine


Tangerines grow on trees that reach up to 25 feet tall. They sprout beautiful, white flowers that develop into juicy, orange fruits. Its peel is orange, and its flavor is acidic. Tangerines are a close relative of the mandarin orange and come in many different varieties.

The History of Tangerine

The name Tangerine comes from Tangiers in Morocco, the port where the fruit was first shipped to Europe, and Flordia in the UNities States in the 1800s. Before then, tangerines grew in Southeast Asia, China, and Japan for thousands of years. Ancient Chinese scientists and doctors used tangerine to treat vomiting and ingestion. Then, they began using tangerine extract in medicines used to treat gout, morning sickness, sexual dysfunction, sports injuries, and reduce inflammation. In India, tangerine was a crucial component in Ayurveda to raise spirits and give patients more energy. Tangerine contains rich sedative and relaxant properties, which is why it is widely used in aromatherapy today for relaxation.

The Science of Tangerine Oil

Tangerine oil contains a variety of compounds. The main being a-pinene, β-pinene, and limonene.

Benefits of Tangerine Oil

1. Emotional Support

Tangerine has an uplifting aroma that promotes feelings of happiness, perfect for when you need to encourage joy and lift your spirits. It also contains relaxant properties, making it a great oil to reach for when you want to calm your body and mind.

Blends well with

Blend tangerines oil with roman chamomile, geranium, or lavender oil to promote relaxation and lift your spirits.

How to use

Diffuse tangerine or apply it, diluted, to the wrists and back of the neck when you need to find your calm.

2. Skin Support

Tangerine oil helps cleanse the skin of bacteria, helping to clear and prevent acne. Besides killing bacteria, tangerine oils can help new skin cells to grow faster, helping to prevent skin aging and help burns and skin damage, such as stretch marks or acne scars.

Because of its relaxant and sedative effects, tangerine is an excellent oil to use in a massage.

Blends well with

Tangerine oil is most effective when combined with lavender, neroli, or frankincense oils.

How to use

Dilute tangerine oil with a carrier oil, such as jojoba oil and apply to the skin, or drop one drop of tangerine oil into a warm bowl of water to steam the face.

Add one drop of tangerine oil to a carrier oil or lotion to create a massage oil.

3. Sleep Support

If you struggle with falling asleep or staying asleep, tangerine can help quiet your mind and ensure you sleep peacefully. When diffused, tangerine’s calming aroma helps your mind and body wind down and creates a calming atmosphere for sleep.

Blends well with

Prepare for your best sleep yet, by blending tangerine with lavender, cedarwood, jasmine, or roman chamomile.

How to use

Diffuse tangerine and other calming oils an hour or so before bed to create a calming, relaxing environment. Dilute tangerine with a carrier oil and apply it to the wrists and bottoms of feet.


It’s important to dilute tangerine oil to prevent skin irritation. Avoid sunlight directly after topical application. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, consult your physician before use. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not ingest.


The sweet, uplifting fragrance of tangerine is perfect for diffusing around your home. It can refresh your space, lift your mood, and create a serene environment. Add a few drops of essential oils to your diffuser based on the size of your room and desired strength.

Tangerine Diffuser Blends

Clear the Air

2 drops Tangerine

2 drops Eucalyptus

2 drops Lavender

Sweet Dreams

3 drops Lavender

2 drops Roman Chamomile

2 drops Tangerine


2 drops Grapefruit

2 drops Tangerine

1 drop Peppermint

At Peace

3 drops Tangerine

2 drops Lavender

1 drop Cedarwood