Tangerine, Italy

100% pure and natural essential oil

Botanical name: Citrus reticulata var tangerina

Plant Part: zest

Extraction method: cold pressed

Origin: Italy


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Crop type: 
Conventional culture
Incolore à jaune pâle, liquide
Fraîche, zestée, fruitée et joyeuse
Citrus nobilis Andrews var tangerina, Citrus tangerina
Citrus tangerina (tangerine) peel oil
Product code: EAC248826

Cautions and warnings:
Do not use pure essential oils. Essential oils are diluted in a vegetable oil when applied to the skin. Carry out a skin tolerance test in the crook of your elbow and wait 48 hours before using the oil on the skin. Do not use the essential oil if you notice a reaction such as redness, itching or stinging.
Keep out of reach of children.
If accidental ingestion occurs, seek urgent medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center.
Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes. Essential oils should not be applied to the eyes, the eye contour area, neither into the ears. In case of contact, apply a plenty of vegetable oil and take promptly medical advice.
If symptoms persist or worsen when using essential oil, consult a health care practitioner.
If you have epilepsy or asthma, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
Avoid exposure of applied area(s) to the sun.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use essential oils.
Known adverse reactions:
If you experience nausea, dizziness, headache or an allergic reaction, discontinue use.
Store in airtight, light-resistant container at room temperature.
The information contained on our site is presented purely for information purposes and cannot, in any case, bind the responsibility of the company. In no way does this information constitute a recommendation for preventive or curative treatment, prescription or diagnosis, nor should it be considered as such.

Words by Anny Schneider

Tangerine essential oil is extracted from its bark : zest.

It has anti-inflammatory, relaxing and even sedative effects, inhibiting the overstimulated central nervous system.

It is used diluted to 5% with 95% of vegetable oil in massage of the back, the nape or the feet .

⇒ Due to its high level of concentration of photosensitizing furocoumarins, avoid applying it to parts exposed to the sun

Origin of this essential oil

This tangerine essential oil from Italy is obtained from the zest of fruits.


Keep away from children, air, heat and light.
  • Possible photosensitization
  • Avoid during the first three months of pregnancy
  • Tangerine is potent CYP2E1 inhibitors (competitive inhibition)

More information

The tangerine (American variety of the mandarin Citrus reticulata var tangerina or Citrus x tangerina, derived from Citrus aurantium and Citrus reticulata) is the fruit of a shrub 3 to 6 meters in height, native to Asia (China and Japan), whose culture did not appear in Europe until the 19th century.

Its leaves are oval, lanceolate, dark green in color.

The white and very fragrant flowers appear in spring.

The fruits measure 4 to 8 cm in diameter, their production is abundant and very fragrant, but they are rich in seeds, and the less fragrant clementine is often preferred.


It is a plant of the Rutaceae family, in perfumery we rather speak of Hesperidae.

In this family, there are about 900 species including:

Citrus fruits (pomelos, kumquats, bergamot, citron, lemon, combava and caviar lemon, kumquat, lime, chinotto, lime, mandarin, sweet orange, bigarade, grapefruit, pomelo, papeda and hybrids), but also a large number of others plants producing more or less essential oils: (Rue, Zanthoxylum, Fraxinelle, Skimmia, Choisya, Poncirus etc).

A large number of plants in this family have the particularity of often being photo-sensitizing, so they should be used with caution and always do a test in a part of the body not exposed to sunlight before considering using them.


Tangerine is a mild anxyolitic, antidepressant, gastroprotector (in synergy with patchouli), and anti-inflammatory.

Tangerine peel oil could, according to some studies, be used in cases of Anxiety, sleep disorders and mild and moderate depression always under the control of a health professional familiar with the use of essential oils.


Main components of essential oil


  • Monoterpene hydrocarbons (92-95%): limonene (65-85%), gamma-terpinene (10-20%), beta-pinene (5-10%), alpha-pinene (2-3%), myrcene (1 .5 to 2%), terpinolene, alpha-thujene, alpha-terpinene, para-cymene, sabinene
  • Monoterpene alcohols: alpha-terpineol, linalool
  • Aldehydes: alpha-sinensal, octanal, decanal
  • Methyl N-methylanthranilate 0.3-0.6%


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* L’aromathérapie énergétique - Lydia Bosson

* L’aromathérapie exactement - Pierre Franchomme, Roger Jolis et Daniel Pénoël

* L’aromathérapie, Se soigner par les huiles essentielles - Dr Valnet

* wikiphyto.org

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