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Tangerine Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week

tangerine essential oil


  • Latin name: Citrus reticulata
  • Aroma description: A fresh, sweet citrus scent

Therapeutic benefits

  • Clears the mind
  • Reduces nervous tension
  • Supports the immune system
  • Eases occasional digestive discomfort
  • Nourishes and rejuvenates skin
  • Provides emotional support


Yes! This oil is KidSafe.

Dilution instructions:

We recommend a maximum topical dilution of 2-4%.

Diffusion instructions:

Add a few drops to your aromatherapy diffuser to enjoy the brightening and clearing properties of this essential oil. To enjoy a sweet and uplifting KidSafe blend, try our Candy Hearts recipe: add 4 drops Tangerine, 4 drops Lemon, 2 drops Spearmint, and 1 drop Copaiba Oleoresin to a diffuser.

Where Tangerine is used on the body:

To help quell digestive issues, such as a queasy stomach, add to a carrier oil and apply to the abdomen.

Oils to blend with:

Bergamot, Clary Sage, Coriander Seed, Cypress, Geranium Egyptian, Grapefruit Pink, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange Sweet, Petitgrain, Rose Absolute, and Vanilla CO2.

Tropically Kissed Lip Balm

tangerine essential oil  

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

Mix the Beeswax, Mango Butter, and Jojoba in a double boiler until melted. Stir in the Vitamin E Oil and essential oils. Pour into tubes and allow to harden. This recipe makes about 3-4 tubes.

Try out Tangerine today

54 thoughts on “Tangerine Essential Oil Spotlight of the Week”

  1. I’ve never tried Tangerine. But I love a good citrus. How different is it in smell from Orange Sweet and Mandarin?

  2. I was wanting to try making a lip balm. This ones sounds yummy. Off to buy Tangerine. I have all the other ingredients. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. I absolutely LOVE tangerine!! It is probably one of my favorite citrus oils! And I am going to try this lip balm! Sounds lovely!

  4. I love tangerine essential oil! It has a very weak orange scent, and is not overpowering.

    I’d love to make the lip balm recipe, but I don’t feel comfortable adding essential oils to my lip balms. I have young children who prefer to eat chapstick rather than wear it on their lips! So, I usually use extracts made for cooking instead (vanilla and almond are my favorite!)

  5. Tangerine is one of my favorites. I buy the big bottle and use it in everything! I love this lip balm recipe. Great post, PT!

  6. Love anything cirtus so I cant wait to try this! And all the benefits look like they will fit me well. I have to try the lip balm I might have a lip balm problem…

  7. I recently splurged on a small bottle of Neroli, so I may need to get tangerine to use with it! I love sweet orange, so I would guess I’d also love this.

  8. The lip balm sounds delightful. May have to brave the beeswax. (As a newbie to DIY’s the clean up of them still intimidates me.)

  9. I love all the citrus oils and recently ordered Tangerine. Waiting on it to arrive next week and can’t wait to see the lovely blends I can make to diffuse!

  10. Got this oil last week along with the mango butter. Ready for some diy. The aroma of the tangerine is so clean, it makes my whole house smell fresh.

  11. I’ve been holding onto a recipe because it called for Tangerine and I didn’t have it. Just kept debating whether or not I should get it and POOF!!! You have it on sale! I got it and made the recipe and am so happy!!!

  12. Have all the ingredients except the tangerine. I do have orange so think I’ll try it with that as a substitute.

  13. I’m so excited to make this blend this weekend for my granddaughter! We made chapstick a few weeks ago and now its time for a super awesome balm! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  14. I have made this lip balm several times now and it’s a hit each time. I use other oil combinations as well. Everyone loves it!

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