How to Use Tangerine Essential Oil

I set out to find and oil I could use for cleaning and calming the children to alternate with lavender. The two recommended oils on Vintage Remedies are red mandarin or Tangerine. With me having an allergy to Mandarines, the first option was, well not an option. Tangerine oil is mild and safe for all of the children even the babies.

How to Use Tangerine Essential Oil


A bit about Tangerine Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata

Extraction Method: Cold Pressed

Plant Part: Fruit peel

Uses for Tangerine Essential Oil

Tangerine is refreshing and rejuvenating. When diffused, it can help clear the mind and reduce stress. It is also a great immune stimulant and can help ease stomach issues such as nausea when added to a carrier oil and applied to the abdomen.

Tangerine oil works well for

  • Anticoagulant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Laxative
  • Sedative

Tangerine is safe for use on children and can be used to treat depression and separation anxiety in kids. Diffuse, use as an inhaler, or a roll on. This is a great oil to alternate with Lavender to calm your baby so no sensitivity or imunities occur.

Tangerine is a citrus oil and should never be used neat Dilute to about 3%. As will all essential oils Tangerine can lead to sensitivities with excessive use.

Common uses include:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety, making this a great option for an inhaler.
  • Bacterial Infections, Use diluted for treating wounds.
  • Calming
  • Cellulite in sugar scrubs.
  • Circulation
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive Support (General)
  • Dizziness
  • Energy
  • Gallbladder Support
  • Gas
  • Grief
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Liver Support
  • Lymphatic Decongestant
  • Obesity
  • Parasites
  • Sedative
  • Stretch Marks
  • Stress
  • Water Retention
  • Weight Loss

How to use Tangerine Essential oil in your home

How we use Tangerine Essential oil

Tangerine would make a great addition to bath salt, sugar scrubs, and shower discs. Tangerine Essential oil is a citrus oil adding it to the powerful cleaners category making it just perfect for linen sprays and homemade cleaners.  This bergamot and tangerine sea salt scrub is just perfect. for a relaxing bath.

We love to diffuse tangerine when the kids are having a rough day. Not only does it help the kids calm down but it also calms me down. When you have sensory issues parenting can become very overwhelming. Tangerine is a great addition to bedtime and stress reliving blends.


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