Mandarin Essential Oil
Mandarin essential oil has a a light fruity, citrus, orange aroma and is soothing and calming.
How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.
|Citrus nobilis, Citrus deliciosa
|Expression of the peel
|China, South America
|This small, pretty fruit tree grows in the Far East, from where the fruit gets its name. The small orange-like fruits are sweet and easy to peel and the essential oil is expressed from the peel.
|A pale greenish yellow oil with a light fruity, citrus, orange aroma.
|Mandarin fruit was a traditional gift to the Mandarins of China. It was believed to strengthen the liver and digestive function.
Blends well with
|Lavender, other citrus oils, ylang ylang, geranium.
Cautions and comments
|Exposure to sunlight must be avoided for one hour after skin application as mandarin in photo-toxic. Babies and children and the elderly favour Mandarin essential oil. It is extremely gentle with an uplifting, cheerful smell.
Main chemical constituents