Updated: Jun 21, 2020

Tangerine essential oil is taken from deep inside the peels of the tangerine fruit. The peels of the fruit are rich in alpha-pinene, terpineol, sabinene, nerol, myrcene, linalool, and other components that can be more beneficial than you may expect.

In Chinese Medicine, the tangerine peel is called, “Chen Pi,” and it is highly used in treating digestive disorders such as stomach upset, diarrhea, indigestion, and vomiting.

The tangerine peel is also believed to control, reconcile and stabilize the flow of energy or Qi of the body.


Humans have grown tangerines for over 3,000 years in Japan, China and Southeast Asia. The name ‘tangerine’ comes from Tangier, the Moroccan port that first shipped tangerines to Europe. Although tangerines only reached North American shores in 1805, the U.S. is now one of the largest producers of tangerines, with growers in Texas, California, Florida, and Arizona. Many varieties of tangerine are grown today, with the market favorite being the succulent “Honey Tangerine”. It became a popular agent in Ayurveda, especially in therapeutic massage and warm baths, especially among pregnant women who benefitted from its soothing properties.

The tangerine essential oil contains naturally-occurring components which kill bacteria and prevent them from spreading. The essential oil can be applied to open wounds to support the healing process of the body.

Tangerine essential oil is one of the most common cytophylactic essential oils out there. It helps generate new cells and recycle cellular material in the body. Tangerine essential oil soothes all types of inflammation and hyperactivity in t