Delightfully sweet and uplifting, Tangerine essential oil is another citrus oil that has quickly become a favorite. Find out more about an oil that is wonderful to add to your beauty routine, household cleaners, or even to use in your kitchen.
Tangerine Essential Oil
- Citrus reticulata
- Mandarin oil
- Citrus tangerina
Historical Uses for Tangerine Essential Oil
- Tangerines have been grown for over 3,000 years in China, Japan, and Djibouti
- The Chinese used the dried peel to aid in digestion and as a seasoning
- Tangerines are considered traditional symbols of abundance and good fortune and are often given as gifts
- The name Tangerine comes from Tangier, Morocco, the port where the first tangerines arrived in Europe in the 1800s
- Tangerines are actually a variety of the Mandarin Orange but are smaller in size with a deeper orange color
Aroma and Tips for Blending
- This essential oil is cold pressed from the rind of the tangerine
- It has a fresh scent that is cleansing and relaxing
- Tangerine essential oil blends well with many oils, including other citrus oils
- Try blending it with bergamot, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, frankincense, lavender, nutmeg, and neroli
Top Uses for Tangerine
- This essential oil can be used for topical, aromatic, and internal applications. It is gentle and safe for most users
- Tangerine for internal use can be found using Young Living’s Vitality line of essential oils
- Diffuse tangerine to help you focus
- Add Tangerine Vitality to water, smoothies, or your favorite beverage
- Massage into tired feet and ankles with a carrier oil
- Mix into your favorite household cleaners for a cleansing, uplifting aroma
Tips for Using Tangerine
- Citrus oils like tangerine can cause photosensitivity so avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying the product. Take caution when using and spending time in the sun. Read more about photosensitive oils here
- Apply this essential oil with a carrier oil to help it stay on the skin longer for a more long-lasting effect
- Tangerine essential oil can be used as a substitute for fresh orange in a recipe, or as an alternate for other citrus oils such as lemon, orange, or grapefruit
- If using Tangerine Vitality for cooking, it’s best to start out slow with a toothpick swirl and adjust as needed
Recipes with Tangerine Essential Oil
- Tangerine Vitality essential oil tastes great in recipes like our NingXia Red Shots or in Orange Cinnamon Biscuits. You can also mix things up with our Homemade Chocolate Body Paint recipe!
- Tangerine is delicious in these NingXia Red Popsicles. Cool off on a hot day with a healthy frozen treat!
- This is a great essential oil for introducing your friends to oils. This Citrus Water recipes and Burnt Kitchen Cookware Cleaner will help your friends and family fall in love with essential oils
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- This Lemon Dust Spray with Essential Oils is fantastic for cleaning. Try it with Tangerine and enjoy the uplifting scent!
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