Mandarin Essential Oil

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.

Suggested Uses:

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.

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