Latin Name: Citrus reticulata Blanco (C. deliciosa Tenore), fam. Rutaceae

Part of Plant: Peel

Country of Origin: USA

Method of Production: Expressed


Citrus reticulata Blanco var. tangerine, most commonly known as just Tangerine, is a small citrus tree that is a member of the Rutaceae botanical family.  Tangerine is said to be a subgroup of the Mandarin orange that can be identified by its deep reddish-orange color.  It is commonly grown in places such as Florida in the United States.


Tangerine essential oil has a citrusy aroma that is similar to Wild Orange and Mandarin, that blends well with most other oils.  It is another oil that is a favorite of children.  Try diffusing alone or with oils like Bergamot, Lemon, Lime, and Grapefruit for an invigorating and uplifting aroma to brighten your day.  Properly dilute in your favorite carrier oil with Lavender and Cedarwood for a relaxing after bath body oil.  Also, consider blending with oils like Wild Orange, Neroli, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, and Patchouli for a calming and uplifting diffuser blend. 


Usage ideas:

  • Add a few drops of essential oils to a diffuser, cotton round, or a tissue.

  • Dilute to 1% in your choice of carrier oils to make a face serum or body oil.  Apply a small amount to damp skin after washing to help seal in moisture.  

  • Add 5-15 drops to 1 oz. of your choice of carrier oils to make a massage oil.

  • Mix a few drops with an unscented liquid soap or bubble bath and add to the tub when filling. 

For convenience on the go…

  • Properly dilute with your choice of carrier oils in a roller bottle.

  • Add up to a total of 15 drops of essential oils to a personal aromatic inhaler (aroma stick).



Skin sensitization if oxidized; old or oxidized oils should be avoided.  Should be stored in a cool, dark place, preferably a refrigerator.  If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, please consult with a healthcare professional prior to use.  Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.  Keep out of reach of children and pets.  If swallowed, seek medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.  Do not use undiluted essential oils topically.  Possible skin sensitivity.  Do not use on broken skin.  Watch for any possible interactions or side effects.  Discontinue use if any reaction including skin irritation occurs and if condition persists, seek medical attention.  Be sure you are familiar with all safety precautions including any recommended dermal maximums before use.  



This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and is for educational and informational purposes only.  These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).



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Tisserand, R. and Young, R. (2014). Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition. Churchill Livingstone


Burfield, T. (2016). Natural Aromatic Materials: Odours & Origins, Second Edition. Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy