Tangerine Essential Oil is cold pressed from the rind and is a species variation of the mandarin orange.
Tangerine variations can be of the species citrus nobilis or citrus reticulate so it can be a bit confusing. The citrus nobilis species is often associated with the tangor or temple orange so for our purposes we will stick with citrus reticulate!
Mandarin and Tangerine have very similar properties and are often interchanged; however, there are some differences in chemistry.
Mandarin essential oil contains esters while tangerine does not. Mandarin oil also has greater alcohol content. And Mandarin is steam distilled from the leaves, not the rind!
Mandarin has antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic properties in addition to the tangerine properties (see below). But they both contain sedative properties that are calming to the nervous system, making them good for stress and settling emotions.
Tangerine contains 85-93% limonene. Limonene has shown to protect against pancreatic, stomach, colon, skin, and liver cancers in animal studies. It is present in all the citrus essential oils as well as several species of tree oils ( Palo Santo and White Fir ).
Tangerine is a great digestive aid and enhances the circulatory system. It also is a cleanser like grapefruit and lemon, and has the ability to decongest the lymphatic system and alleviate water retention!
Did you know Tangerine essential oil has been studied for its ability to settle the mind and ease stress and anxiety? Yes, its sedative like properties bring emotional balance to the mind, relax the nervous system and are natural sleep aids!
The simplest way to take advantage of the benefits of Tangerine every day is to use Tangerine Essential Oil. Tangerine oil is always available and the oil doesn’t go bad when you don’t use it right away!
Drink a lot of water? I do!
Place a drop of tangerine oil in your water or your kids’ water and drink the benefits of tangerine all day! Kids just seem to love the taste of tangerine and orange oils! What better way to get them to drink more water then adding in their favorite essential oil!
Do you love the taste and smell of citrus oils?
I do! Try Citrus Fresh essential oil blend that contains tangerine, orange, grapefruit, lemon and spearmint essential oils. Place a drop in water to cool off from a hot day or create an uplifting sports drink! Either way your body will be happy!
Read below for more information on Tangerine essential oil and how to use it and what to use it for. This section will also provide you with some fun suggestions, safety precautions for you and your pet!
As I receive new tips and testimonials for Tangerine Essential Oil they will be added to the page, so check back frequently!
What is the Genus Species? Citrus reticulate. See introduction for more clarification!
Why is this information important? It's always important to know the genus species of your oil. Just the common name on the bottle doesn't really tell you exactly what you’re getting.
Where did the name come from? Tangerine comes from Tangier, Morocco which is the port that the first tangerines were shipped to in Europe!
Why is this information so important? Its not, it's just a fun fact!
What Part of the Plant is Used? Cold pressed from the rind.
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that tangerines have been grown in China, Japan, and Djibouti for over 3,000 years? Wow, that is a long time!
What are the Plant Properties? Antitumoral, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, digestive aid, circulatory enhancer, detoxifying, laxative and sedative.
What are the Documented Uses and Benefits of Tangerine? Anxiety, cellulite, poor circulation, digestion, insomnia, liver problems, parasites, lymphatic decongestant, obesity, swelling and water retention.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Its fresh and citrus aroma is very calming to the body and mind.
What is the Spiritual Influence? Tangerine is gentle and subtle oil that supports us to embrace change with enthusiasm and grace. It releases old programming that prevents us from obtaining our goals and instills confidence that we can obtain our new goals and dreams. It also asks us to be fully present so we may be consciously aware of our physical, mental and emotional states.
What Chakra is Affected? Root, sacral and solar plexus chakras align with the throat chakra.
What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Orange
How do I use it?
Use diluted - 50:50 dilution. Then,
Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No
Can this Oil be used for Pets? Yes, great calming oil and animals generally like the smell. Not advised for cats unless therapeutic grade!
Tangerine is a key ingredient in Peace and Calming blend that I use daily at the barn. It really helps calming and centering young or restless horses. Great for riders too!
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus and pine products and oils in particular. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
What are the Safety Precautions? Only therapeutic grade essential oils should be used for healing results. Because it is approved as a Food Additive (FA) by the FDA, Tangerine Oil is readily available on the market in many different qualities.
It is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS). Although it may be used as a dietary supplement, it is advised not to use it in this manner for children under 6 years of age.
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that Tangerines (and tangerine oil) provide a whole source of Vitamin C, beta-carotene and folate? They also contain other essential vitamin Bs, and potassium and magnesium!
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Tips and Testimonials from an Essential Oil User
Diffuse tangerine with marjoram to release emotions of anger, grief and shock.
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