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Tangerine has a long history of use in Chinese culture and herbal health practices. The essential oil supports healthy digestion and metabolism. Tangerine has a sweet, tangy aroma, similar to other citrus oils, that is uplifting. Tangerine is known for its cleansing properties, and for supporting a healthy immune and respiratory system. Tangerine essential oil can be used to help soothe anxious feelings and manage stress. A popular and flavorful addition to desserts and drinks—from water to fruit smoothies—Tangerine can be used in any recipe calling for citrus fruits.

Primary Benefits
  • Supports healthy digestion and metabolism
  • Cleansing and purifying
  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Aroma uplifts mood

Aromatic Description
Tangy, sweet, fresh

Collection Method
Cold compression

Plant Part
  • Add 2–3 drops as a flavoring in cake and cookie recipes
  • Add 1–2 drops in water, smoothies, teas, or lemonade for flavoring
  • To energize and uplift mood, place 1–2 drops in the palm of your hand, rub together, and cup over the nose and mouth for 30 seconds or diffuse throughout the room
  • Apply to flex points or abdomen to promote feelings of happiness. Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize sensitivity if needed

Tangerine’s strong qualities of cheer and joyfulness can lift the darkest of moods. It can assist those who feel cut off from the lightness of heart often manifested by children. Those who feel overburdened by responsibility would benefit from Tangerine’s uplifting vibration. It encourages a person to be creative and spontaneous.

Creativity can be stifled by an excessive sense of duty or creating rigid standards for oneself. While work, duty and responsibility all have their place, feeling overworked, overly-responsible and overburdened leads to a loss of creative energy. Tangerine invites individuals to make room for their creative side. It asks that we reinsert fun, joy and spontaneity into our lives.

Tangerine supports an individual in accessing the abundant pool of creative energy held within the spirit. It then assists that energy in flowing through the heart and into physical manifestation. Tangerine teaches the individual to enjoy life by being more abundantly creative and to re-experience the joy and cheerfulness they knew in childhood.

Negative Emotions: Overburdened by responsibilities, dutifulness which stifles creativity, downtrodden, heavy heart, lack of fun or joy in life

Positive Properties: Cheerful, fun, abundantly creative, spontaneous, enjoying life, lighthearted, joyful, optimistic