Mandarin essential oil is extracted from the peel of the mandarin orange fruit—Citrus reticulata—and is characterised by its very sweet citrus aroma, similar to sweet orange but more intense. Like its citrus relatives lemon, lime, bergamot, sweet orange and grapefruit, it offers a range of potential benefits to your skin and general health.
As it is derived from citrus, oil of mandarin is very high in limonene, and also contains alpha-terpinene. Limonene has confirmed anti-stress, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Terpenine has known anti-microbial and antioxidant properties. Additional properties may include benefits to the immune system, digestion, nervous system, and circulation, as well as reduction in nausea.
Of all the citrus essential oils, mandarin is the least likely to cause phototoxicity.
How to use mandarin essential oil
Mandarin oil can be applied topically, via steam, and via soap products. We recommend using a high quality Mandarin Essential Oil.
Add a few drops to your favourite carrier oil to create a massage oil for easing muscle spasms; apply to the abdomen to improve digestion.
Dilute in a carrier oil and apply to affected cellulite and stretch mark areas.
Boost circulation and promote relaxation by adding two drops to your bath water.
Mandarin oil will add an enticingly sweet citrus aroma to your home, but there are aromatherapeutic benefits as well.
Add 2-3 drops to a diffuser at bed time to promote a good night's sleep.
To relieve anxiety or nausea, add 2-3 drops to a diffuser to disperse throughout your living space during the day. To alleviate depression, try a blend of bergamot and mandarin oils.
Blends deliciously with black pepper oil.
This oil gives soap a deliciously sweet citrus aroma and will assist with the regeneration of skin cells; it will help to tone the skin and fight acne.
Essential Oils are highly concentrated and must be used with care.
Do not apply undiluted. Not to be taken internally.
Do not use mandarin essential oil for treating medical conditions without first speaking to a medical professional.
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