35 Ways to Use Tangerine Essential Oil

What is Tangerine Essential Oil

Tangerine essential oil is cold pressed from rinds of tangerines and contains contains alpha pinene, alpha-thujone, beta pinene, camphene, citronellal, gamma terpinolene, geranial, limonene, linalool, myrcene, nerol, sabinene, and terpineol as its chief components.

Health Benefits of Tangerine Essential Oil

Tangerine essential oil, like other citrus oils is cleansing and uplifting.  It supports healthy digestion, metabolism, and a healthy immune system.  It also supports healthy cellular function and soothes inflammation.  Tangerine oil has antioxidant, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, laxative, sedative, and mucolytic properties.  

Emotional Benefits of Tangerine Essential Oil

Tangerine is The Oil of Cheer and Creativity.  It helps you when you feel overburdened and overwhelmed by responsibilies (pretty much every mom on the planet).  When you're overworked and overburdened, you lose your creative energy (and every mama out there needs her creative energy to survive).  Tangerine essential oil helps you access your creative energy then it helps that energy flow from your heart into real manifestation.  

Research Articles on Tangerine Essential Oil

If science and research are your thing, check out 656 research articles here on PubMed

35 Ways to Use Tangerine Essential Oil

  • Apply over heart.
  • Massage several drops with carrier oil into cellulite.
  • Rub 2-4 drops over chest and mid-back to break up congestion.
  • Rub 1-2 drops clockwise over stomach to help reduce gas.
  • Add 2–3 drops as a flavoring in cake and cookie recipes.
  • Diffuse to help manage stress.
  • To energize and uplift mood, place 1–2 drops in the palm of your hand, rub together, and cup over the nose and mouth for 30 seconds or diffuse throughout the room.
  • Apply abdomen to promote feelings of happiness.
  • Add 20 drops to a glass spray bottle and fill the rest with distilled water.
  • Add 1-2 drops to a smoothie.
  • Add 1-3 drops to a glass of water to support the function of body systems.
  • Add to facial cleanser for purifying properties.
  • Apply to flex points to promote feelings of happiness.
  • Add to a beverage of your choice to support healthy digestion.
  • Mix 2 drops with 2 drops of Cypress. Add to lotion (or FCO) and massage to help dissolve cellulite.
  • Mix with lavender and FCO and apply to help reduce the signs of stretch marks.
  • Add a drop to your toothbrush to help brighten your smile.
  • Take 2 drops internally to support a healthy metabolism.
  • Add to water or tea to support a healthy immune system.
  • Use in an all-purpose spray to cleanse and purify surfaces.
  • Diffuse the CITRUS TWIST blend (4 drops Tangerine, 2 drops Lemongrass)
  • Add to pulse points for an uplifting, energizing aroma.
  • Apply topically to achy, fatigued muscles and limbs.
  • Take internally with peppermint in a capsule to promote healthy digestion.
  • Take internally to help prevent water retention.
  • Apply topically to the back of the neck to help reduce irritability.
  • Mix with ginger and apply to affected areas to help improve circulation.
  • Diffuse the TANGERINE PASSION blend (3 drops Tangerine, 1 drop Passion)
  • Diffuse to beat the winter blues.
  • To help improve mood, mix a drop with frankincense and inhale from cupped hands.
  • Diffuse the RISE AND SHINE blend (2 drops Tangerine, 1 drop Spearmint, 1 drop Lime)
  • Apply to the spine to help promote a healthy nervous system.
  • Mix with FCO for nourishing the skin.
  • Diffuse for a relaxing environment.
  • Diffuse the REFRESH blend (2 drops each Tangerine, Eucalyptus, and Lime)


Tangerine Paradise Punch

Geranium-Citrus Bath Salts

  • Combine Epsom Salts and essential oils
  • Add to a hot bath
  • Soak for 20 minutes
  • Optional: Lock the door, drink wine and read in silence

Beginners Guide to Essential Oils

With a recent re-emergence in natural healthcare (which is picking up momentum year after year), Essential Oils have become part of our mainstream culture and there are more questions than ever before...

- What are Essential Oils?
- What to look for in a high quality Essential Oils line?
- What is the best method of using Essential Oils?
- What Oils should be part of a daily routine?
- How can Essential Oils help specific health conditions?
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- Who should use Essential Oils?
- What are the top three Essential Oils that everyone should use?
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  1. Ariana Dagan on May 4, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    I didn’t even know that tangerine essential oil existed, much less that there are 35 ways to use it! This is awesome thank you! Looking more into it now!

    • Shellie Lynn on May 11, 2019 at 12:21 am

      It’s not one of the more popular oils, but it’s no less amazing 🙂

  2. Lusa on May 10, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    I don’t know much about essential oils, but I love all things citrus. Thanks for the ideas, and especially for the bath salt combo near the end. I do enjoy my soaks!

    • Shellie Lynn on May 11, 2019 at 12:19 am

      Citrus is so uplifting and energizing. Just what we need in our soaks after a long day. I always caution people to be careful when using essential oils in the tub (I don’t discourage it, I do it every night!). Just be careful because some oils sting sensitive people. Mixing them in the bath salts will help to dilute and disperse them, but still be careful 🙂

  3. jessica on May 10, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    I love the smell of tangerines! I’ll definitely be trying out the tangerine essential oil!

    • Shellie Lynn on May 11, 2019 at 12:17 am

      You will love it! Essential oils are highly concentrated so that amazing smell is super amplified 🙂 Enjoy!

  4. Eileen Thorsen on May 10, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Ah this is perfect! I love learning new ways to use my tangerine oil!

    • Shellie Lynn on May 11, 2019 at 12:16 am

      My favorite use is for it’s emotional benefits and helping me to be a better parent 🙂

  5. Nikole Jeffery on May 10, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    What great information! I have tangerine oil but I wasn’t aware of how many uses there were. This gave me useful ways I can incorporate tangerine oil into my daily life. I’m looking forward to making some bath salts.

    • Shellie Lynn on May 11, 2019 at 12:15 am

      Tangerine bath salts- that sounds lovely! Be careful because citrus can be strong and sting sensitive people (I’m speaking from experience). Enjoy that lovely bath 🙂

  6. Jade on May 11, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Quick and simple question: When you say “apply”, do you mean directly and neat (with no dilutions)? I thought essential oils are too strong to be applied directly to the skin? Also, is this okay to use (on my skin) even when breastfeeding?

    • Shellie Lynn on May 18, 2019 at 11:29 am

      Hi Jade, great questions. To be on the safe side, you should always apply the oils diluted in a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil. Some oils are very mild and can be applied “neat” (without dilution). Some essential oils will, depending on the company, will have it identified on their label if they can be neat or should be diluted. But when in doubt, always start with dilution and always dilute on small children.

      Congratulations on breastfeeding your baby! Essential oils can be used on your skin when breastfeeding. Of course, you don’t put the oils directly on your breast. I would also avoid putting them on your chest and abdomen right before you breastfeed just because your baby will in such close proximity and you don’t want to overwhelm him or her with any strong scents. But they are safe to use and can even be used to help with breastfeeding issues and feelings of sadness after having a baby.

      If you have any more questions or concerns, please let me know. You can use the contact me tab on the website.

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