This delicately scented oil is used for exhaustion and when one is emotionally low. It is gentle enough to use on children and is popular with new mothers and convalescents. Many aromatherapists will recommend it to be used in conjunction with Lavender to lift the spirits if their client is enduring hospital treatment.
Source: Citrus Reticulata is grown in Argentina.
Extraction: Mandarin essential oil is obtained by cold-pressing the fruits.
Aroma: Mandarin essential oil has a smooth, sweet, floral-like citrus scent with a slight bitter undertone.
Uses: Massage, baths, vaporisation and may be added to base emollients.
Put a few drops of Mandarin essential oil in a hot bath for a deeply relaxing and uplifting soak, or inhale a few drops from a tissue whenever you feel tense or tired.
Blends well with: Basil, Black Pepper, Roman Chamomile, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemon, Myrrh, Neroli, Nutmeg, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang.
Caution: Mandarin essential oil should be used in moderation as it may irritate skin, especially if it is exposed to sunshine after application. Always ensure proper dilution. Store in a cool, dark place.