Botanical Name: Citrus reticulate Family Rutacea
Historical and Traditional Uses
Mandarin essential oil has a range of gentle therapeutic properties. Its soft citrus scent is mild enough for babies and children and can be used throughout pregnancy, while very popular for morning sickness.
A well-known children’s remedy for tummy upsets, helps soothe them and to relieve hyperactivity. Mandarin's primary action is as a tonic that aids the digestive process. It stimulates the appetite and the liver, helping to regulate digestion and the breakdown of fat. Calms the intestines and relieves flatulence. It has proved useful for soothing stomach cramps and indigestion.
Used as part of a detoxifying programme, it also reduces fluid retention and purifies the body.
Mandarin oil is a very effective treatment for scars and stretch marks, especially when combined with Neroli and Lavender. Its astringent action helps to clear congested and oily complexions, acne and can be used to increase the firmness of loose skin.
The delicate aroma breathes a message of happiness, especially in children and the child with-in. Helps us get in touch with our sense of fun and our inner child. Used in aromatherapy the oil is particularly good for treating insomnia, nervousness and stress. It remains a symbol of cheerfulness and of the inner child within us all.
Aroma: Bright and cheerful, the delicate, sweet, tangy aroma of mandarin is refreshing and uplifting.
Note: Top Note
Method of extraction: Cold Pressed from the peel
Blends well with: Lavender, Jasmine, Rose, Rose Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Fir Needle, Rosemary, Myrrh, Frankincense, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass
Non-toxic, Non-irritant, Non-sensitising