Mandarin essential oil is another good astringent - it can help to combat areas of the skin where acne breaks out and improve dull looking skin.
It's particularly effective when used to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy - always diluted in a carrier oil. This will create a lovely massage oil which should be applied from the 5th month of pregnancy onwards. Use daily.
You may also like to use it as a relieving massage in cases of tummy upsets in adults and children alike. Dilute to 1 or 2% in the Carrier Oil of your choice. Then massage gently on the tummy area. Or simply add a few drops to your bath at bedtime (even nicer if combined with Neroli!).
Mandarin Oil has a gentle action and is fantastic at helping to relax children. It's great for calming tantrums and when they're over-excited or over-tired.
Mandarin Red is produced from those fruits harvested later in the season and has a slightly more mature and smoother aroma than the Green version. Those of you who have purchased Mandarin from us over the years will have been buying the Red version.
The volatile oil obtained by cold-pressing the peels of mandarin oranges.
Very sweet, citrusy, fruity.
Antiseptic, anti-fungal, relaxing, calming.
Limonene, methyl-anthranilate, geraniol, citral, citronellal among others.
Citrus nobilis Peel Oil
Traditionally given as a gift to the mandarins of China.
Dilute in a carrier oil before skin application. Keep away from children and out of eyes. Do not take internally or apply undiluted to the skin. For further advice on using essential oils to treat medical conditions, we recommend you seek advice from a professional.
Please note that Amphora Aromatics Ltd cannot be held responsible for any injury, illness or adverse reaction to any recipes, instructions or advice given. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that they have followed the relevant safety protocols and that they are aware of any possible side effects before use. We always advise that a skin patch test is carried out before full usage of any natural product whether purchased from ourselves or elsewhere.
'This oil is very gentle and is safe to use in pregnancy and for children. It is probably the gentlest of all oils'. - an excerpt from Pregnancy Book by Jennie Supper.
'It is an excellent component of massage oils for the prevention of stretch-marks: 1 drop each of Lavender, Mandarin and Neroli to 10mls of almond oil. Use daily, from about fifth month of pregnancy to be really effective'. - an excerpt from Aromatherapy an A - Z by Patricia Davis.
'Mandarin - antiseptic, antispasmodic, Carminative, Digestive & Lymphatic Tonic, Sedative, Mild Diuretic.' - an excerpt from Aromatherapy- A Nurses Guide by Ann Percival.
'Colic - to soothe discomfort use Mandarin and Fennel. Mix 1 drop of each in an amber bottle and add 1 drop to 10mls of carrier oil. Massage over abdomen and chest in a clockwise direction. Add 1 drop of this blend to a lukewarm bath also to ease discomfort.' - an excerpt from Baby Book by Marion Del Gaudio Mak.
'Mandarin is antiseptic, a cell regenerator and excellent for preventing stretch marks. It acts on the endocrine system and is particularly useful in balancing the metabolic rate. The oil is calming and helps to break down fats, decrease flatulence and improve bile production. This fruit was given to the Mandarins as a mark of respect - hence its name.' - an excerpt from The Essential Blending Guide by Rosemary Caddy.