Organic Mandarin Essential Oil
This mandarin essential oil is extracted from the fruit of the mandarin tree with the botanical name Citrus reticulata and is also referred to as true mandarin.
It is native to China but was taken to Europe in 1805.
Mandarin has been used as a digestive aide in ancient China for centuries.
In France, mandarin is used as a safe remedy for children in indigestion and hiccups.
What does mandarin essential oil smell like?
A light, fruity citrus aroma similar to orange essential oil.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
Where has mandarin essential oil been sourced from?
This particular mandarin oil originates from Italy.
How is mandarin essential oil extracted?
As the oil extracts are enclosed deep inside the peel of the mandarin, mandarin essential oil is extracted by cold-pressing the fresh rind of the ripened fruit.
The fruit is cut lengthwise, the pulp is removed, and the rind is then soaked in water in order to make it soft and pliable.
What other oils blend well with mandarin essential oil?
Mandarin oil blends well with most citrus oils such as bergamot, sweet orange lime and lemon.
Also try cinnamon, clary sage, clove, frankincense, lavender, palmarosa and rose.
How can I benefit from mandarin essential oil?
Are you stressed out?
You may need mandarin oil.
Its cheering, uplifting and relaxing aroma is ideal for treating some of the common symptoms of stress including anxiety, nervous tension, irritability, restlessness and tantrums – with both grown-ups and children!
Mandarin oil has a mild antispasmodic effect which makes it the perfect treatment for relaxing muscle spasms and when massaged on the abdomen can help to relieve dyspepsia and gastritis.
Mandarin can also be used in skin care and is particularly good for skin problems like acne and spots.
It is also helpful to use on stretch marks.
Are there precautions I should know about?
Like many citrus based essential oils, mandarin oil can produce photo toxicity.
Exposure to sunlight should be avoided when using it as your your skin may burn more easily when exposed to direct sunlight.