Benefits of Tangerine Oil


Plant: Citrus reticulata L.
Odor: sweet-bitter, fresh
Method of production: mechanical straining
The part of the plant from which the oil is obtained: the bark of the fruit
Main ingredients: limonene, gamma-terpinene, alpha- and beta-pinene

Tangerine essential oil is one of those products that are rarely bought and used because little is known about its many benefits. Find out more about this amazing product, as well as how to properly dose and use it.

Tangerine oil, logically, has a citrusy scent, which is also very sweet. Because of these properties, it blends well with other citrus fruits oils, such as lemon, orange and grapefruit. It is best known for its soothing effect, the ability to reduce anxiety, improve mood and ensure restful sleep.

It relieves nervous tension and awakens life’s joy, giving us a sense of security. Works well for general weakness of the body, exhaustion and fatigue. This essential oil also has a beneficial effect on the skin. It controls sebum secretion and cleans clogged pores. It also has antiseptic and antioxidant effects, protecting the skin from damage and inflammation, stimulates the growth of new skin cells, making it great for treating burns, stretch marks and scars.

Use and dosage of Tangerine Essential Oil

Usage of Tangerine Essential Oil

Home Disinfection

As tangerine essential oil has an antiseptic effect, it is a great choice for disinfecting surfaces and air in your home. A few drops of the oil dissolved in water can be used to wipe floors and tiles, which is a healthier and better choice than using chemical aggressive agents. This is especially important if you have young children who have just crawled.

If you add 20 drops of tangerine essential oil and 10 drops of lemon, grapefruit and cedar oil to the spray bottle, you will get a great blend for refreshing and disinfecting the air on the premises.

Stretch Mark Prevention and Mitigation

It is good to know that tangerine essential oil is a very powerful tool for preventing stretch marks, but also for alleviating those already existing. The recipe for the preparation I used during my pregnancy (very successful) involves mixing two drops of mandarin, lavender and geranium essential oils and dissolving them in a spoonful of cold-pressed coconut oil. This preparation is applied to regions that are susceptible to stretch marks, such as thighs, abdomen, breasts but also “pads” around the hips. It is very important to continue use after childbirth because right then there is an increased risk of stretch marks.

Reduction of cellulite and excess weight

This oil contains the flavonoid Nobiletin, which has the effect of reducing weight and cellulite. Applied to the skin, it affects the elimination of toxins from the body, which are responsible for the formation of “orange peel”. It also speeds up circulation, which automatically leads to better tissue oxygenation and cellulite relief.

You can prepare the cellulite remover by dissolving 5 drops of this oil in 50 ml of cold-pressed jojoba oil. Optionally, you can also add Melissa essential oil, grapefruit or rosemary to your mix, which will enhance its action. It is also important to apply the preparation daily to the areas affected by cellulite and to massage it as much as possible into the tissue. Persistence is the key to this treatment and you need to be persistent and not skip the application.


For photosensitivity, avoid using tangerine essential oil before tanning. It should not come in contact with the eyes. Do not apply directly to the skin and mucous membranes. Not for oral use. Keep protected from light and heat, out of the reach of children.