About Mandarin Essential Oil
Known for promoting calmness and uplifting the mood, mandarin essential oil is a close cousin of tangerine. Mandarin is so mild and effective it can be used safely in aromatherapy for every member of the family. Sweetly tangy, pure mandarin oil reduces the negative effects of daily stress, promotes deep, restful sleep, and supports feelings of contentment and well being. You can reach for your mandarin any time you want to sweeten the bouquet of your diffuser blend. Add it to your skin care formulations to smooth the skin and add natural beauty.
Mandarin Essential Oil Profile
Our mandarin oil is expeller-pressed from certified organic mandarin peels for Floracopeia in South Africa.
How to Use Mandarin Essential Oil
- Direct Palm Inhalation: Use several drops in direct palm inhalation to shift mental negativity and uplift the spirit and mood.
Mandarin essential oil can be applied topically, as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or used with a diffuser. Please use safety precautions, because citrus and the sun are incompatible. Citrus oils, including mandarin, are phototoxic, and can damage your skin if rubbed on the skin and exposed to sunlight.
Other Ways to Use Mandarin Essential Oil
Mandarin essential oil can be applied topically, as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or diffuser. Because of its potential phototoxic effects, it should always be diluted and dermal applications avoided before exposure to sunlight.
- In the Diffuser: Diffuse Mandarin oil in the office or at home whenever you wish to create a pleasant atmosphere. For variety you can add in some lavender, or other citrus oils like grapefruit and bergamot for a sunny mix.
- In the Laundry: Add several drops of mandarin oil to a clean damp washcloth and toss in the dryer to freshen linens.
- Revive the Air: Add 10 drops mandarin oil and three drops rosemary or lavender to a spray bottle for a revivifying and purifying air freshener.
Mandarin Essential Oil Recipes
- Little Belly Massage Blend: 4 drops mandarin oil, 2 drops grapefruit oil, 2 drops lavender oil and 2 drops roman chamomile oil in 15 mL of marula oil or other carrier oil.
- Smoother Skin Formula: 6 drops mandarin oil, 10 drops helichrysum oil, 3 drops lavender oil and 3 drops neroli oil in 15 mL of rosehip seed oil and tamanu oil.
Interesting Mandarin Essential Oil Information
Native to southern China and the Far East, mandarin oil was brought to Europe in 1805 and was carried to America soon thereafter. The name "mandarin" is said to come from the fact that it was a traditional gift amongst the Mandarin people of China.
Watch: David Crow on the Uses of Citrus Essential Oils
Learn more about these oils in the Pharmacy of Flowers home training on how to use essential oils.
Safety Considerations for Mandarin Essential Oil
Non-toxic and non-irritant. Mildly photo-sensitizing. Do not take mandarin essential oil internally.
Aromatic Profile and Blending of Mandarin Essential Oil
- Perfumery Note: Top
- Odor: Intensely sweet, citrusy, tangy, fresh
- Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
- Blends Well With: Clary sage oil, vetiver oil, and sandalwood oil; florals like rose, geranium oil, jasmine oil, lavender oil and ylang-ylang oil; other citrus oil such as lime oil, grapefruit oil, bergamot oil and lemon oil; spice oils such as cinnamon oil, clove oil and ginger.
- Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata
- Family: Rutaceae
- Composition: 100% Pure Mandarin Essential Oil
- Origin: South Africa
- Method of Extraction: Cold-pressed
- Cultivation/Harvesting: Organic
- Plant Part: Peel
- Color: Yellow to greenish-orange
- Consistency: Thin
- Yield: 0.2%
- Bottle Size: ½ fl oz (15 mL)