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 the body. It is most beneficial for your circulatory, respiratory, digestive, nervous and excretory systems.

Tangerine essential oil is also known to aid in bringing relief to health issues such as breathing problems, severe pain, spasms, muscular cramps, convulsions, spasmodic cholera, asthma, and severe coughs.

Tangerine essential oil is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, it may help in digestion, boost metabolism and soothe irritated nerves, working as a relaxing agent.

See below for some of the uses for Tangerine essential oil.


Tangerine essential oil is perfect through your favorite diffuser. It alleviates the “blues” promotes an upbeat and positive aura in any room. Diffuse tangerine essential oil in your bedroom at bedtime for a deep and restful night's sleep.

Try this diffuser blend for a perfect aroma. 5 drops tangerine oil + 5 drops grapefruit oil +

3 drops clary sage oil


Tangerine oil has cytophylactic properties that can treat damaged tissues and promote the production of new cells. Add a few drops to your lotion or cream to treat stretch marks, scars, acne, etc. Always use caution on sensitive skin.


Mix a few drops of tangerine essential oil with fractionated coconut oil. Apply to abdomen or flex points to calm your senses.


Tangerine oil is known for its antifungal and antiseptic properties, making it a popular ingredient in skin care formulas. ...Tangerine essential oil also works for hair because of its antiseptic properties and helps treat dandruff, dry scalp and other scalp infections.


For an uplifting and energizing bath, Add 2-3 drops of tangerine oil to your bathwater. This makes a perfect soak at the start of the morning or at the end of the day due to its encouraging aroma and revitalizing scent.

Mix a few drops of tangerine essential oil with fractionated coconut oil. Apply to abdomen or flex points to calm your senses.

For a beautiful pillow refresher, try 2 drops of lavender oil and 2 drops of tangerine oil

Apply essential oil drops to a cotton ball, and insert into pillowcase before drifting off into peaceful slumber.

For a quick way to lift your mood and calm your nerves. Dilute a few drops of the oil and rub the mixture in between your palms. Cup your hands over your nose and mouth for 30 seconds.

Take your favorite #23 botanicals with you everywhere you travel. Our personal pendant or car diffusers are perfect for enjoying anytime, anywhere. If there's an essential oil lover in your family this will be one of the most well received gifts you can purchase. Buy one for yourself and for a loved one.

For additional advice on how to use or blend oils please contact MrsNurse at contact@mrandmrsnurse.com


For external use only: MrandMrsNurse always suggest consulting with a medical practitioner before using essential oils for therapeutic purposes. Pregnant and nursing women are especially advised not to use essential oils without the medical advice of a physician. In the event of an allergic reaction, discontinue use of the product and see a doctor, pharmacist, or allergist immediately for a health assessment and appropriate remedial action. To prevent side effects, consult with a medical professional prior to use.

Essential Oils should always be stored in an area that is inaccessible to children.

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