Tangerine Oil








Tangerine oil calms the nervous system, eases stress, promotes sleep, relieves ulcers, heartburn and bloating, and relieves stomach cramps. It’s called “the teddy bear oil” because of its kid-friendly nature and helping kids who have trouble sleeping.


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There are two varieties of this oil. One called Mandarin, mainly from Europe, and the other called Tangerine, mainly from the United States. Some experts consider these two plants to be the same, and some consider them to be either different varieties or different horticultural strains; however the essential oil from both is used very much in the same manner.


Botanical Name - Citrus reticulate

Common Method Of Extraction - Cold expression

Parts Used - Fruit peel

Note Classification - Middle

Aroma - Fresh, sweet, citrus

Color - Clear

Largest Producing Countries - USA and Guinea

Other Areas of Origin – Algeria, Brazil, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, and Spain

Traditional Use - Tangerine oil has less body than mandarin, but is sometimes used in soaps, cosmetics, and perfumes, especially colognes. It is occasionally employed as a flavoring agent especially in confectionery, soft drinks and liqueurs.

Properties - Antiseptic, antispasmodic, calmative, carminative, digestive, diuretic (mild), hypnotic, laxative (mild), sedative, stimulant (digestive and lymphatic), and tonic.

Benefits - Acne, congested and oily skin, constipation, dyspepsia, fluid retention, hiccoughs, indigestion, insomnia, intestinal problems, nervous tension, obesity, restlessness, scars, skin disorders, and stretch marks.

Blends Well With - Basil, black pepper, chamomile roman, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, myrrh, neroli, nutmeg, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, and ylang ylang.

Safety Data - Tangerine oil is non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. Possibly photo toxic (photosensitivity), although it has not been demonstrated decisively and there have been a few reported cases of minor sensitivity in some individuals so please use caution. Not to be used while pregnant.


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