- Color: Greenish Orange
- Oil Consistency: Thin
- Perfumery Note: Medium – Top
- Initial Aroma Strength: Medium
- Scent: Very sweet, citrusy, fruity.
Action: Light antispasmodic, digestive tonic, antiseptic, antifungal, gallbladder stimulant.
Benefits, Indications: May help acne, digestive problems, fluid retention, insomnia, intestinal problems, skin problems (congested and oily skin, scars, spots), tones the skin, diminishes stretch marks (when combined with either jasmine, lavender, sandalwood and/or frankincense), calms nervous tension and restlessness. Recommended for children and pregnant women because it is very gentle.
More Info: Mandarin essential oil is adaptable and can be used to treat a wide range of physical and emotional conditions. A few drops added to a carrier can be used in massage to treat cellulite, stretch marks and fluid retention effectively.
To increase the oil's effectiveness, add other essential oils that are effective with these conditions such as juniper berry and cypress since they create an effective synergy together. Mandarin oil has a mild antispasmodic effect which makes it useful for relaxing muscle spasms, and when massaged on the abdomen helps to relieve dyspepsia and gastritis.
Its cheering, uplifting and relaxing aroma is ideal for treating negative emotional conditions such as anxiety, nervous tension, stress, irritability, restlessness and tantrums – with both grown-ups and children!
Chemical Constituents: Limonene, methyl methylanthranilate, geraniol, citral, citronellal
Companion Oils: Basil, black pepper, roman chamomile, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, myrrh, neroli, nutmeg, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, ylang ylang
Precautions: nontoxic and non-irritant. Mildly photo-sensitizing. Do not take mandarin essential oil internally.
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