Tangerine Essential OilTangerine Essential Oil (Citrus reticulata) is a calming essential oil with a sweet, tangy aroma, similar to orange. It helps with occasional nervous irritability. Tangerine is excellent oil to help uplift the spirit and bring about a sense of security and is also rich in the powerful antioxidant d-limonene. Tangerine may also be used to enhance the flavor of food.

Key Constituents:
Limonene 85–93%
Beta-Phellandrene+Cis-Beta-Ocimene 2–5%
Myrcene 1–4%

How to use: For dietary, aromatic or topical use. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 drops of vegetable oil and put into capsule. Then take one capsule before each meal or as desired. Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Do not use near fire, flame, heat or spark. Dilution recommended for both topical and internal use. Dilute before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck, genital area, etc. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children. Tangerine should not be applied to skin that will be exposed to direct sunlight or ultraviolet light within twelve hours.

Tangerine (Citrus nobilis) oil’s fragrant uplifting influence promotes happiness, calming, helps with anxiety and nervousness. A 1995 Mie University study found that citrus fragrances boosted immunity, induced relaxation, and reduced depression.

Tangerine contains esters and aldehydes which are extremely calming to the nervous system helping to dispel anxiety and nervousness. Helps lifts depression, aids digestion, muscle soreness. Tastes great in water so drink instead of soda, alternate for flavour variety tangerine, spearmint, peppermint, lemon, or grapefruit.**

Different Forms of Essential Oil Production

Expressed oils are pressed from the rind of fruits, such as grapefruit, lemon, lime, mandarin, orange, and tangerine. Rich in terpene alcohols, expressed oils are not technically “essential oils,” even though they are highly regarded for their therapeutic properties. Expressed oils should only be obtained from organically grown crops, since pesticide residues can become highly concentrated in the oil.

Cleaning and Disinfecting

A few drops of oil may be added to the dishwasher to help disinfect and purify. Some popular oils are pine, orange, tangerine, lemon, and peppermint, although any antibacterial oil would work well.

“I enjoy combining tangerine with spearmint and thyme in a 32 oz. spray bottle of water, adding a total of 20 drops of these 3 oils to the spray bottle – wow! Does it ever smell good and kill germs on surfaces around the house. I also simply spray it into the air as an air freshener – it sure beats those toxic air fresheners sold in stores!” ~ Evelyn Vincent

Using Tangerine Oil Topically

• Tangerine applied topically can make skin photosensitive so avoid applying any citrus oil to skin which will be exposed to sunlight within 24 hours.

• Dilute Tangerine oil 50-50 with a carrier oil (Young Living’s V-6 or olive oil)

Other Ways of Using Tangerine Oil 

Directly inhale, diffuse, or take as dietary supplement.**

Cooking with Tangerine Essential Oil

A single drop of Young Living tangerine can be added to your favorite recipes such as: cake frostings, muffins, cakes, puddings, an oil & vinegar salad dressing, and fruit pies.

To make a nice refreshing zero calorie flavored drink simply fill an 16 oz. glass with pure water and add just one drop of tangerine essential oil.


“My favorite way to enjoy Lavender is in the evening in a cup of hot water with some agave stirred in !!  It’s a wonderful prelude to a good nights sleep !!! Try adding a drop of Tangerine oil to this. Tangerine is very calming and tastes really good.” ~ Kathie 


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Komori T, et al., Application of fragrances to treatments for depression. Nihon Shinkei Seishin Yakurigaku Zasshi. 1995 Feb;15(1):39-42. Japanese 

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