Citrus oils have such great properties – they’re uplifting, energizing and invigorating – and they are great oils for the diffuser to help everybody’s mood in the household. Now, tangerine essential oil is a permanent offering from doTERRA. It used to be an oil that popped up here and there as a special release, but now we can get it all the time, and enjoy its many benefits.
Tangerine has great benefits for the body. It supports a healthy immune system. It is soothing to the nervous system, while still having the invigorating effects of the citrus family of oils in general – so it promotes calm alertness rather than an overly stimulated feeling.
Tangerine is also a great oil to think about for summer drinks and cooking. It can be taken internally – added to seltzer water, lemonade, smoothies or even margaritas perhaps?! It would be a great addition to marinades for chicken and seafood for barbecues. It could also be added to recipes for cakes and cookies to add additional flavor.
As with all citrus oils, tangerine can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. So avoid direct sun exposure for 12 hours if you use tangerine topically.
And because tangerine supports respiratory function, it is a great oil for the diffuser.
Here is a recipe to try in the diffuser –
- 2 drops Tangerine
- 2 drops Bergamot
- 2 drops Spearmint
Everyone in the room will be alert, happy and breathing clearly!