Whisk the tangerine juice and honey together in a sauce pan until combined.
Sprinkle the gelatin over the top of the juice mixture and let it sit for about 4 minutes to “bloom.” When the top looks wrinkled and thegelatin has absorbed into the liquid, turn the heat onto medium low.
Whisk gently until the gelatin is completely dissolved, about 3-5 minutes. Don’t get crazy here or the mixture will get really foamy!
Turn off the heat and briskly whisk in the essential oil if using. This helps amp up the citrus flavor.
Pour the juice mixture into your molds and refrigerate until firm. If you’re not using a mold, then an 8x8 glass baking dish will also work. Simply cut the gelatin into squares when cooled.
Store the finished gummies in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
To get the tangerine gummies out of the mold easier, pop them in the freezer for about 5 minutes. Don’t allow them to freeze though as it changes the texture!