Uniquely Calm and Invigorate the Senses

Clients who love the tangy aroma of tangerines, will be grateful when you incorporate tangerine essential oil into treatments.  Offering a warm and citrusy scent, tangerine essential oil has the unique ability to both calm and invigorate at the same time. That may explain its long-lasting appeal over many centuries.  

Tangerines originally hailed from China, where they were one of the varietals of the Mandarin Orange.  They were used throughout Chinese culture and herbal health practices. Eventually tangerines found their way to North Africa and in 1841 were shipped to Europe from the Port of Tangiers in Morocco, hence the name.

Over the years, tangerine essential oil has become a popular ingredient for use in skin care formulas because of its antifungal and antiseptic properties.  Its zesty aroma also makes it sought after for lotions and perfumes.  Tangerine essential oil is obtained through the cold compression of the tangerine’s peels, which contain pinene, alpha-thujone, beta pinene, camphene, citronellal, gamma terpinolene, geranial, limonene, linalool, myrcene, nerol, sabinene, and terpineol as its chief components.

More than an essential oil with a tangy aroma, there are many health benefits of tangerine essential oil:

Regenerate skin:  Tangerine essential oil has cytophylactic properties, which means that it can stimulate the generation and growth of new cells. Tangerine oil also may increase collagen production to help minimize the appearance of wrinkles. These properties make tangerine oil especially useful for aging or mature skin that needs rejuvenation. It also can also help speed up the healing of skin damaged by burns,

Promotes healthy skin: Because of its antiseptic and antifungal properties, tangerine is a common ingredient in many skin care products.

Improves mental fortitude:  Tangerine essential oil can help calm nerves and provide relief from anxiety and stress. Its sedative properties also make it ideal for helping achieve a good night’s sleep.

Boosts energy: Tangerine essential oil speeds up the breakdown of food particles and may promote more efficient absorption. In this way, nutrients obtained are utilized by the body to provide energy.

Relieve pain: Tangerine essential oil may be effective as a natural painkiller, especially for relieving cramps, joint pains and referred nerve pain. It can be applied topically to inflamed areas when diluted with a carrier, so that it may also be effective in reducing inflammation that is accompanied by intense pain thereby reducing pain. 

Blending tangerine oil

Complimentary oils to use with tangerine essential oil include Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Wild Orange, and Roman Chamomile essential oils. Depending on use, substitutes may include Wild Orange, Lime, Grapefruit, or Ylang Ylang essential oils.[1]

You can get Tangerine Essential oil from BIOTONE for ½ ounce for $9.55 or 2 ounces for $33.15. We also offer Relax Essential Oil, which is a comforting blend of Tangerine plus Rosewood and Clary Sage, for ½ ounce for $20.75 or 2 ounces for $69.90.


[1] “Tangerine Essential Oil,” Sustainable Baby Steps, Accessed June 11, 2021.  https://www.sustainablebabysteps.com/tangerine-essential-oil
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