Our signature Lime Vetiver fragrance blends 10 incredible essential oils to create notes that are rich with the heritage of India. Here we look in-depth at Mandarin essential oil and discuss its uses and benefits!
Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata
Aroma: Sweet, citrusy, fruity with floral undertones
Aromatic Note: Top
Benefits: Reduces stress and anxiety, helps prevent acne and scars, aids digestion
Did you know? Mandarin essential oil is considered to be one of the sweetest and most calming of all the essential oils, making it a clear favourite with children. Like other citrus fruits, the oil is extracted from the fresh peel via cold pressing technique.
What is it used for? Medicinally it is widely regarded as a strong antiseptic, a sedative, a stress reliever, a digestive enhancer and one of the strongest immune system boosters given its bactericidal and fungicidal properties. It is also known for it’s spasm relieving qualities, both respiratory (coughing) digestive (cramps) and nervous (convulsions).
Will I like it? Aromatically, it is a green and tart but also sweet citrus aroma with soft floral undertones. It blends well with many other essential oils including citrus, floral, wood, spice and herb families of oils. Emotionally it is known for it’s uplifting and calming properties.
How can I use it? Try this Release and Relax Diffuser recipe at the end of a busy day to release and relax. Combine the essential oil drops in a traditional diffuser or oil burner.
- 10 drops mandarin
- 8 drops cypress
- 6 drops lemongrass
- 1 drop sage
How can I make sure I am using Essential Oils safely? An understanding of the use of Essential Oils is key. You should check out our Ultimate Guide to Essential Oils for tips and resources on the safe use of essential oils! If you are regularly making blends for yourself and others, it is worth investing in Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young for a greater understanding across 400 oils and over 200 constituents.
Safety Information: Aromatherapy experts Tisserand and Young recommend careful storage and avoiding use of oxidized Mandarin Oil to prevent skin sensitization. Mandarin Oil is not phototoxic. However, Mandarin Petitgrain Oil from the leaves of Citrus reticulata is phototoxic.
Read Tisserand and Young's full profile on this oil for the complete breakdown.
Before you go, make sure you check out our Ultimate Guide to Essential Oils for important guidelines on the safe use of essential oils!
Disclaimer: Before you make any recipe, check the shelf lives of your ingredients and any safety concerns for the essential oils. These blend suggestions are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical condition and should be used on the understanding that Malavara accepts no responsibility for any adverse reactions caused as a result of following these recipes.