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
Method: Cold Pressed
Plant Part: Peel
Blends Well With: Clove, and other spices; Bergamot, and other citrus
Aroma: Sweet, citrusy, and tropical
Color: Orangish - Yellow
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
Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
- Tangerine essential oil (Citrus reticulata) for its citrusy and uplifting aroma, as well as its many benefits. Diffused, it can boost relaxation and pain. Tangerine oil makes a great addition to homemade cleaners as well for its ability to boost immunity and refresh bacteria. Diluted, it works to soothe pain and inflammation. In skincare, Tangerine oil nourishes skin and reduces the look of aging skin and cellulite.
- Animals such as dogs metabolize essential oils very differently than humans. If choosing to use Tangerine essential oil around your dog, it’s important to look out for warning signs such as behavioral differences, such as whining, scratching or acting loopy. Stop using essential oils around your dog if you notice these signs, and don’t use essential oils around small dogs, puppies and pregnant dogs. We don’t recommend applying essential oils to your pup or administering oils orally without consulting a holistic veterinarian. You may diffuse oils around your dog, but be sure to do so in a well-ventilated room where your dog can leave if desired.
- Studies have shown that Tangerine essential oils is antimicrobial and antioxidant-rich. As a result, it is immune-supportive when diffused and assists with antioxidant levels. It also makes a great addition to DIY sprays. To make your own spray with Tangerine oil, combine 80 drops of essential oil and 1 oz 190-proof grain alcohol in a 4 oz glass spray bottle. Let sit for a few hours before adding 3 oz distilled water. Shake gently to combine and spray on surfaces, linens and around high-traffic areas to refresh your space.
- Essential oils are powerful, concentrated substances so a little goes a long way. Two of the most effective ways to use them is by way of inhalation and topical use. Ingesting Tangerine essential oil is rarely necessary or recommended, no matter the brand. Essential oil ingestion can lead to adverse reactions such as medication contraindications, mucous membrane irritation, sensitization and nausea if done incorrectly. Therefore, if you wish to eat essential oils, we strongly recommend consulting with a knowledgeable professional with experience in internal use.
- Essential oils, including Tangerine oil, are not recommended to be used on poison ivy. For a natural home remedy for poison ivy, add half a cup of rolled oats in a clean stocking, sock or cheese cloth. Holding the cloth shut, soak the oats in hot water for a few minutes. After cleaning the affected area, place the oatmeal on the poison ivy for 10-20 minutes. Note, certain types of poison oak and ivy can easily spread. Take caution when cleaning and touching the affected area.
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.
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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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