The sweet, citrus scent of mandarin is cheerful, gentle and refreshing.
Botanical name: Citrus reticulata
Method of extraction: Cold-pressed
Description: An orange-brown to dark yellowish-brown oil with an intensely sweet, citrus odour.
Major constituents: A typical chemical composition of Mandarin Essential Oil:
a-thujone (0.76-0.96%), a-pinene (2.12-2.54%), camphene (0.02%) sabinene(0.24-0.29%), b-pinene (0.25-1.82%), myrcene(1.69-1.77%), limonene (67.92-74.00%), g-terpinolene (16.78-21.02%), linalool (0.05-0.16%), citronellal (0.02-0.04%), terpinen-4-oll (0.02-0.06%), nerol (0.01-0.02%), geranial (0.03-0.06%).
Indications: Mandarin oil is known as 'the children's remedy' because of its soothing qualities and affects on relieving colic and indigestion. Used in a massage oil, vaporiser or bath it helps to relieve insomnia, nervous tension, stress and mild anxiety.
Emotions: The sweet, fresh scent of mandarin is cheerful, gentle, peaceful and refreshing. It allows one to get in touch with their inner child.
Skin care: Mandarin oil may be used for the treatment of acne, congested and oily skin.
Directions: Adults: Add 5 drops to an oil vaporiser or 2 drops to every 10ml carrier oil. Children: Half the adult dose.
Safety: Mandarin oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitising. Not to be used on children under six months of age without prior consultation with a health professional.