Mandarin Oil

Mandarin oil calms the nervous system, induces sleep, relieves anxiety, promotes breathing, balances oily skin, and relieves stomach cramps. It’s called the “teddy bear oil” because of its kid-friendly nature and helping kids who have trouble sleeping.


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mandarin orange Citrus reticulate

There are two varieties of this oil. One called Mandarin, mainly from Europe, and the other called Tangerine, mainly from the United States. Some experts consider these two plants to be the same, and some consider them to be either different varieties or different horticultural strains; however the essential oils from both is used very much in the same manner. The name comes from the fruit that was a traditional gift to the Mandarins of China.

Botanical Name - Citrus reticulate

Common Method Of Extraction - Cold pressed

Parts Used - Peel

Note Classification - Top to Middle

Aroma - Warm, citrus, fruity, with a complex floral odor

Color – Clear

Effect - Cooling

Largest Producing Countries - Italy, Spain, Algeria, Cyprus, Greece, Brazil, and USA

Traditional Use - Used in soaps, cosmetics, and perfumes, especially colognes.

Properties - Its properties resemble those of chamomile more than other citrus oils. Antiseptic, antispasmodic, calmative, carminative, digestive, diuretic (mild), hypnotic, laxative (mild), sedative, stimulant (digestive and lymphatic), and tonic.

Benefits - Acne, congested and oily skin, constipation, dyspepsia, fluid retention, hiccoughs, indigestion, insomnia, intestinal problems, nervous tension, obesity, restlessness, scars, skin disorders, and stretch marks.

Blends Well With - Basil, black pepper, chamomile roman, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, myrrh, neroli, nutmeg, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, and ylang ylang.

Safety Data - Mandarin oil is non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. It’s possibly photosensitizing, although it has not been demonstrated decisively.

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