Latin name: Citrus reticulata, citrus nobilis. Family: Rutaceae. Cold pressed from the tangerine peel and imported from USA and Brazil.
Mandarin has an sweet, citrus scent. It is used as a top note in perfumery. Mandarin blends well with: spice oils, nutmeg, clove, lemon, neroli, bergamot, lime, orange, mandarin, and grapefruit.
Circulation, muscles and joints: for fluid retention and obesity.
Digestive: helps digestion, for dyspepsia, hiccups, and intestinal problems.
Emotions and mind: to heal inner child issues, for relieving anxiety, obsession with the past, emotional trauma. For insomnia, restlessness, and nervous tension.
Skin and hair: used as an astringent for oily or congested skin, for acne, scars, spots, stretch marks, toner.
Actions: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative,digestive,diuretic (mild), laxative (mild), sedative, stimulant (digestive and lymphatic), tonic.
Caution: Though rare, may cause photosensitivity.
Source: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless, Element Books, 1995.