Digging Deeper Into Herbs and Oils, Natural Living, Uncategorized, Wellness

Digging Deeper: Tangerine Oil

Who’s ready to dig deeper into Tangerine?

First, the basics and the obligatory disclaimer.

I am not a doctor. None of the statements included in this post have been approved by the FDA or any other cool acronym known agency. It is Young Living’s official stance that they and these products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any specific disease or illness. Young Living Independent Distributor #14632733

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Don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom for fun DIY video.


Tangarine Peel Oil
(Citrus reticulata)

Also available for dietary use through the Vitality line.

Truth time. I didn’t think I was going to like this one. I’m not a big orange girl, you know. But I actually like it. It doesn’t come across as harsh but really light and sweet smelling. Super weird for something that I’m using to lull myself to sleep but it totally works.

Tangerine essential oil is extracted by cold pressing the rind of the tangerine fruit. Tangerines, which are part of the Rutaceae family, likely originated in Southeast Asia and have since spread to subtropical areas around the world.

Tangerine essential oil uses

  • Diffuse at work or at home to infuse your space with a sweet, refreshing aroma.
  • Add to a gentle facial cleanser for extra cleansing benefits and beautifying properties.
  • Create a DIY air freshener by combining 30 drops of oil with 2 cups of water in a glass spray bottle. Spray around the house for a fresh, clean scent.
  • Place a couple drops of oil on cotton balls to stash in your car air vents. They’ll disperse a refreshing, citrus scent that’s perfect for rush hour.
  • Give your marinades a sweet kick by adding Tangerine Vitality instead of Lemon Vitality or Lime Vitality.
  • Infuse your water by adding a few drops with to encourage yourself to drink more during the day.
  • Try adding a little Tangerine Vitality to your salad dressing for a wonderful citrus zing.

Because of Tangerine essential oil’s high limonene content, it is a great booster for the immune system.

Medical Properties: Antitumoral, relaxant, antispasmodic, digestive aid, and circulatory enhancer; rich in limonene, which has been extensively studied in over 50 clinical studies for its ability to combat tumor growth.

Uses: Obesity, anxiety, insomnia, irritability, lung health, learning and memory support, Alzheimer’s, liver problems, digestive problems, parasites, fluid retention

Fragrant Influence: Promotes happiness, calming, helps with anxiety and nervousness. A Mie University study found that citrus fragrances boosted immunity, induced relaxation, and reduced depression

Caution: Possible sun sensitivity.

Essential Oils Desk Reference, Seventh Edition


Thank you for joining me in digging deeper into Tangerine. I hope you enjoy this sweet oil as much as we do.

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