Tangerine Essential Oil

Tangerine Essential Oil

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Our tangerine essential oil is made from the rind of a variety of mandarin orange. The oil is used in aromatherapy and massage for its calming effects and in skin care products for its antiseptic qualities. With a sunny, citrusy aroma, tangerine essential oil is widely used in the fragrance industry.

Bulk Tangerine Essential Oil ~ Monterey Bay Herb Co

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information at a glance
originunited states
extraction methodsteam distillation
edibleNot recommended for internal use.
safetyAvoid during pregnancy. Be aware that, like most other citrus oils, tangerine essential oil increases photosensitivity.
flash point124°F / 51°C
fragrance note classification top

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsKeep in a cool place away from direct sunlight.
appearance & aromaYellow-orange in color with a tangy, orange-like scent.


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aromatherapyDiffuse or use with a vaporizer. Alternately, a few drops mixed with carrier oil may be placed at reflex points to help promote relaxation and improve mood.
cosmetics / personal careIncorporate into skin lotions, creams and hair care products.
massage / bath / spaAdd a few drops directly to the bath or blend with a carrier oil to make bath oil. May also be diluted with carrier oil for use in massage.
perfumeryCombine with other essential oils to make signature perfumes and colognes.
craftsUse to scent potpourri, candles and other projects.
industrialTangerine oil is mostly used in the fragrance industry.
householdDue to the presence of limonene, tangerine oil is a useful ingredient in homemade household cleaners.

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aromatic profile & blending companions

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Bright, fresh and citrusy, Blends with basil, bergamot, cinnamon, clary sage, frankincense, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, myrrh, nutmeg, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose geranium, sandalwood and ylang ylang.

formulas & recipes

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what else you should know

essential oil

Tangerine essential oil has a fresh, orange-like fragrance that is said to help ease tension, improve mood and re-energize body and spirit. The oil is also widely used in commercial perfumery.

Our tangerine essential oil is produced from Citrus reticulate, a small citrus fruit native to southeastern Asia. Although the fruit is also referred to as mandarin orange, the name technically applies to more than a dozen varieties of mandarins with "kid-glove" rinds, meaning they have thin, loose skins that are easy to peel by hand. Tangerine is an alternate name for fruits in this group.

Tangerine essential oil is used in aromatherapy to help ease anxiety and to promote balance. Because the oil is also reputed to exert antispasmodic effects, it is used in massage work to target muscle and nerve pain. Several active compounds are responsible for these qualities, most notably a-pinene, myrcene, limonene, citronellal, linalool, geraniol, thymol and carvone.

For more information on how to use essential oils please read our article: Aromatherapy Basics for Using Pure Essential Oils

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especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have existing conditions.