How to Use Tangerine Essential Oil

Physical benefits of tangerine essential oil

Tangerine essential oil directs energy upward to benefit those conditions that need a little lift. Applying a few drops of tangerine oil to the soles of the feet will enhance circulation in the lower body for fluid retention, swollen ankles, and varicose veins. Women with prolapsed organs, including the bladder and uterus, find tangerine combined with marjoram and diluted with a carrier oil applied to the lower abdomen at night helps restore the integrity to this area.*

The gallbladder is responsible for releasing digestive bile and enzymes in an upward motion into the intestines to digest fats and detox used hormones. Tangerine oil encourages the smooth release of bile from the gallbladder and provides enzymes that enhance the digestion of fats. The refreshing and sweet taste of tangerine essential oil blends perfectly with peppermint and spearmint. If your brand is approved for internal use by the FDA and the manufacturer, you can add a few drops of tangerine oil in a glass of water with meals will help restore normal and healthy gallbladder functions.*

Tangerine oil is highly beneficial after labor and delivery for supporting both the pelvic floor muscles and breastfeeding by increasing breast milk production and letdown. The gallbladder also needs extra attention after pregnancy due to the high levels of progesterone and the tangerine oil will also address this. Always remember applying tangerine essential oil to the skin will increase sensitivity to the sun where applied.*

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Emotional benefits of tangerine essential oil

The uplifting nature of tangerine essential oil will lighten your mood and your heart when you are feeling down and emotionally exhausted. In the same way, sunshine will brighten your day, diffusing tangerine essential oil will brighten your outlook on life. By boosting energy during the day, the spirit will rest more comfortably at night and sleep will feel deeper.*

In Chinese medicine, a lack of courage and bravery occurs when there is a  disharmony between the heart and gallbladder resulting in timidity. This condition can also disrupt the sleep cycle with waking between 11 pm and 1 am. Tangerine essential oil can harmonize the heart with the gallbladder and enhance willpower and bravery.*

*Statements in this paragraph have not been evaluated by the FDA.

Always discuss with your medical doctor before using any alternative medicines, natural supplements, or vitamins. All information and content provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. This information is not intended to treat or diagnose a health problem or disease.

Tangerine essential oil research articles:

A study shows tangerine essential oil is strong against mold due to its antifungal properties

Narumol Matan, Nirundorn Matan, Antifungal activities of anise oil, lime oil, and tangerine oil against molds on rubberwood (Hevea brasiliensis), International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, Volume 62, Issue 1, 2008, Pages 75-78, ISSN 0964-8305,


A study finds a class of compounds with potential anticancer activity isolated from tangerine peel oil solids

Jie Chen , Antonio M. Montanari ,* and Wilbur W. Widmer Florida Department of Citrus, Scientific Research Department, Citrus Research and Education Center, 700 Experiment Station Road, Lake Alfred, Florida 33850 J. Agric. Food Chem., 1997, 45 (2), pp 364–368 DOI: 10.1021/jf960110i Publication Date (Web): February 17, 1997 Copyright © 1997 American Chemical Society


A study finds mandarin citrus essential oil has significant anti-tumor activity  in mice with implanted lung cancer cells and may be helpful as a dietary supplement for cancer prevention 

Castro MA, Rodenak-Kladniew B, Massone A, Polo M, García de Bravo M, Crespo R. Food Funct. 2018 Apr 25;9(4):2290-2299.  doi: 10.1039/C7FO01912B. PubMed [citation] PMID: 29560978