Mandarin (Tangerine) Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Mandarin (Tangerine) Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata

Oil Overview

Mandarin or Tangerine essential oil has the typical citrus scent – fresh, radiant, and tangy sweet. It is yellow orange in colour having thin consistency.

Oil Sources

Mandarin and Tangerines originated in China and the oil is extracted from the peel by cold expression.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

A-thujone, a-pinene, camphene, sabinene, b-pinene, myrcene, limonene, y-terpinolene, linalool, citronellal, terpineol-4-ol, nerol and geranial.



Therapeutic Properties:

Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Cytophylactic, Depurative, Sedative, Stomachic, Tonic

Possible Uses

Circulation Problems, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Flatulence, Nervous Tension, Nervousness, Scar Tissue, Stress, Tension, Water Retention


Photosensitivity: Avoid Sun

Detail of Warnings

Care should be taken not to expose the skin to sunlight after a treatment

Compatible Combination Oils

Basil, Bergamot, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange


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