Tangerine Essential Oil
Tangerine Essential Oil is fresh, sweet, citrusy and is similar to the brighter aroma of tangerine peels (as compared to orange peels), but has a more concentrated, intense aroma than does Sweet Orange Essential Oil.
Tangerine Oil is not phototoxic. See Safety Information section for more information.
Common Method of Extraction
Plant Part Typically Used
Citrus Rind (Peel)
Strength of Initial Aroma
Fresh, sweet, citrusy, similar to the brighter aroma of tangerine peels (as compared to orange peels), but more concentrated.
Tangerine Essential Oil Uses
Stress-induced insomnia, nervous exhaustion, mild muscular spasm, cellulite, digestive problems, detoxification, flatulence, constipation, bodily congestion, fatigue, irritability, poor sporits, overly anxious. [Valerie Ann Worwood, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 25th Anniversary Edition (Novato, CA: New World Library, 2016, 625.]
[B. Lawrence. Tangerine Oil. *Perfumer & Flavorist, October/November 1980), 27. Source cited in Salvatore Battaglia, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy (Australia: The Perfect Potion, 1997), 201.]
Tangerine Essential Oil Safety Information
Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young recommend careful storage and avoiding use of oxidized Tangerine Oil to prevent skin sensitization. Tisserand and Young confirm that Tangerine Oil is not phototoxic. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 87,343.]
General Safety Information
Do not take any oils internally and do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin without advanced essential oil knowledge or consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. For general dilution information, read AromaWeb's Guide to Diluting Essential Oils. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and be sure to first read the recommended dilution ratios for children. It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children, the elderly, if you have medical issues or are taking medications. Before using this or any essential oil, carefully read AromaWeb's Essential Oil Safety Information page. For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.
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