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Tangerine Oil Uses and Benefits

Tangerine Oil Product Description

Before they became a popular ingredient in fruit salad, tangerines were used in ancient China for holistic practices and cultural celebrations. Today, we also enjoy a variety benefits from the Tangerine essential oil that is produced from cold-pressing the peels of this lovely citrus fruit. The sweet, tangy notes of Tangerine oil produce a fresh, rejuvenating aroma whether it is being diffused or added to natural cleaning products. When applied topically, Tangerine oil gives your complexion a refreshed appearance thanks to its topical cleansing properties as a limonene-rich citrus oil. = Tangerine essential oil is also right at home in the kitchen, and can add a delicious, fruity flavour to your favourite desserts, smoothies, and teas. However you put it to use, Tangerine essential oil can be the perfect companion for your everyday needs.

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How do I use Tangerine Oil?

Baking: Elevate your baking with the flavour of Tangerine essential oil. Add some citrusy flare to your favourite cake, cookie, and scone recipes by adding two to three drops of Tangerine oil for a sweet and fruity bite to these popular treats. Using Tangerine oil can turn a classic bake into a citrus haven for your tastebuds.

Flavoured Beverages: Tangerine essential oil can jazz up your favourite drinks as well as foods. Add a few drops to your morning smoothie to start the day with a tangy, citrus kick. Enhance your herbal tea with a drop of Tangerine oil for a refreshing sip, or add one or two drops of Tangerine essential oil to an ice-cold glass of lemonade for a boost of fruity flavour to a classic summertime drink. For an extra special treat, check out this recipe for Tangerine Paradise Punch.

All-purpose Cleaner: Tangerine essential oil goes hand and hand with homemade cleaning products. Tangerine oil is rich in limonene, making it an effective cleansing agent. Combine 1:6 parts white vinegar and distilled water in a spray bottle, then add a few drops of Tangerine oil to create this All-purpose Cleaning Spray to clean commonly used surfaces in your home while leaving behind a refreshing, citrus aroma.

Massage: Using Tangerine essential oil can add a delightful twist to an evening massage. When applied topically to the wrists and neck, Tangerine oil provides an uplifting, energizing aroma. To best enjoy the fruity and refreshing aroma during a massage, apply to flex points or your abdomen.

Evening Skincare: Treat yourself by incorporating Tangerine essential oil into your evening skincare routine. Enjoy the bright, citrus aroma of Tangerine oil as it gives your complexion a revitalized, clean-looking appearance. Remember to avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after using Tangerine oil topically.

Diffusion: When diffused, Tangerine Essential oil produces a stimulating, energizing aroma. Add a few drops to the diffuser of your choice and enjoy a pick-me-up aroma during a day spent at home, while you’re studying, or when conquering a home improvement project. The refreshing, citrus aroma creates the perfect atmosphere to accomplish any task.  

Fun Fact

When visiting the Moroccan seaport city of Tangier, both Europeans and Americans were infatuated with the tangerine fruit. Once the orange fruit made its way to Europe and the Americas, they became known as tangerines, which literally means “from Tangier.”

Plant Description

The tangerine fruit is a variety of mandarin orange that grows on the Citrus Reticulata tree, bearing a bright orange citrus fruit with white flowers. The tangerine tree is smaller than other orange trees, growing up to 3-4.6 meters. The tree is made up of slender twigs and glossy, lance-shaped shaped leaves and produces reddish-orange fruit that is slightly flattened on both ends. Tangerine essential oil is sourced in Brazil, where the oil is extracted from the rind of the fruit. It takes 6 pounds of tangerine peels to produce one 15mL bottle of essential oil.

What Essential Oils blend well with Tangerine?

Blending Tangerine essential oil with spicy oils like Cinnamon Bark oil or Clove Bud oil creates a warm but sweet scent, reminiscent of Fall. Minty essential oils like Peppermint oil and Spearmint oil produce a bright, refreshing aroma, while other citrus oils like Bergamot oil or Lemon oil, add a tangy, uplifting fragrance when combined with Tangerine oil.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.

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