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Tangerine Essential Oil

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Enjoying a warm, sunny afternoon as the day slowly drifts and the moment soothes can carry us into a calmer evening. Tangerine’s soft and sweet aroma invites peace and is more delicate than many citrus oils. 

Rich with sedative and relaxant properties, Tangerine consoles the body and mind. Herbalists have long used Tangerine tree leaves in tea to help the body find peaceful rest while soothing the digestive tract. It is a favorite aroma amongst perfumers for its subtle yet delightful aroma. Tangerine is often an ingredient in confectionary, beverages, chewing gum and baked goods.

Native to Asia, Tangerine trees grow up to 25 feet and sprout fragrant white flowers that develop into orange fruits. To extract the essential oil, Tangerine peels are removed and put through a cold press process. Blending Tangerine with Clove or your favorite citrus oil can be an incredible addition to massage oils.  

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Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata

Origin: USA

Method: Cold Pressed

Plant Part: Peel

Note: Top

Family: Rutaceae

Blends Well With: Clove, and other spices; Bergamot, and other citrus

Aroma: Sweet, citrusy, and tropical

Consistency: Thin

Color: Orangish - Yellow

Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Tangerine batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Citrus reticulata. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.

OK For Kids: 2+

Kids Max Dilution: 1%

Shelf Life: 1-2 Years

How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.

INHALER/DIFFUSER: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Tangerine, 5 drops of Lemon Myrtle and 5 drops of Lemon Eucalyptus. Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.

INDULGE BLEND: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Tangerine, 3 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin and 4 drops of Cocoa. Or add 5-6 drops of this blend to your diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.

SUGAR SCRUB: To exfoliate the skin and smooth the appearance, mix together 11 drops of Tangerine, 10 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas), 6 drops of Lavender and 8 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin. Add ½ cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of Jojoba oil and 1/4 cup of Sesame oil. Stir to mix well. Use as a last step in the shower, on wet skin. Gently massage 1 tablespoon at a time over the entire body. Rinse and blot skin dry to seal in moisture; revel in the aroma left on your skin. Use a spoon to scoop out, and avoid getting scrub wet to prevent contamination.

BODY LOTION: Add to a 4 ounce bottle with lotion pump: 15 drops of Tangerine 10 drops of Rose Geranium, 10 drops of Lavender and 2 drops of Spikenard or Vetiver; fill with unscented body lotion. Shake to mix well. Use as desired after bath or shower. (1.5% dilution)

TUMMY BLEND: Add to a 2 ounce squeeze bottle: 4 drops of Tangerine, 4 drops of Ginger, 3 drops of Peppermint and 9 drops of Sweet Orange; fill with Sweet Almond oil then shake to mix well. Apply a teaspoon over the abdomen and massage. (1.7% dilution)

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