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. Read more about citrus oil and the sun.
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 bath: Add several drops to bathwater to help clear and stimulate your body and mind.
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.
Copaiba oleoresin is used extensively in South American and Amazonian medicine. This resin supports the health of the skin and promotes comfort in the body and joints. For its part, nettle has been used medicinally for thousands of years and is regarded as an excellent herb for supporting the body’s natural inflammatory response. Our unique Nettle and Copaiba Blend is ideal for helping to soothe, heal and renew the skin. Copaiba, also known as copal in resin form, has been used traditionally to treat red, itchy, watery skin conditions as well and wounds. Both of the components of this co-distillation lend their use to dispelling the discomforts of a tired, sore or over-active body.
Watch a video clip of David Crow Introducing the Unique Medicinals Collection. Tune in to minute 9:15 to hear him speak on this co-distillation: