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Tangerine Essential Oil


Tangerine oil has been extensively used as a flavouring agent in the culinary industry. Aromatically it’s a fresh, bright, citrusy scent that is used in aromatherapy  for all kinds of nervous system conditions. Tangerine essential oil is a great oil to use with children due to it’s gentle method of action.

Name of Oil:  Tangerine

Latin Binomial:  Citrus reticulate

Extraction Method:  Cold pressed

Countries of Origin:  Tangier, Morocco, United States, South Africa

Scent Profile:  Fresh, sweet, bright, citrusy

Parts used in distillation:  Peel

Oil Characteristics:  Greenish-orange, thin, medium strength

Cultivation:  Conventional Farming



Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

Stress induced insomnia, nervous exhaustion, mild muscular spasms, cellulite, detoxification, digestive problems, flatulence, constipation, bodily congestion, fatigue, irritability and anxiety.

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

Lessens anxious feelings and improves sleep.


Extensively used as a flavouring agent

Chemical Constituents

a-pinene, myrcene, limonene, y-terpinene,citronellal, linalool, neral, neryl acetate, geranyl acetate, geraniol, thymol,carvone

Safety & References

Safety Data:

Non-phototoxic, store carefully and avoid use of oxidized oil

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young 

The Complete Book of Essential Oils &Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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