Essential Oil – Mandarin
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Mandarin Essential Oil
Latin Name Citrus Mandurensis/Nobilis
Delicate, sweet, tangy with floral undertones.
A fruit tree that likes hot climates. Obtained from Italy.
The rulers of China were once called Mandarins. The soft fruit was given to their oriental majesties as a token of respect, hence its name. The last 200 years has seen its popularity grow though temporarily halted during the second world war due to difficulty in importing the Italian fruit.
Its refreshing aroma has an uplifting quality and often helps to banish depression and anxiety.
A digestive tonic, stimulating to the liver, helping regulate the metabolic processes and fat breakdown. At the same time it is calming to the intestines and good for expelling gas. A mild oil which can be used on children and anyone feeling a little fragile. Its cheering action is sometimes used for PMT, possibly has an enhanced effect when blended with other citrus oils.
Effect on skin
Use with Lavender to lessen stretch marks.
Bergamot, Black Pepper, Chamomile, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Marjoram, Melissa, Palmarosa, Petitgrain.
Essential Oils to Avoid
Diabetes – Eucalyptus, Geranium, Lemon
Epilepsy – Eucalyptus, Fennel, Rosemary, Sage
High Blood Pressure – Rosemary
Pregnancy – Basil, Birch, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper, Marjoram, Myrrh, Peppermint, Rosemary, Turmeric
Avoid all essential oils during the first three months of pregnancy.
Skin Sensitivity – Black pepper, Citronella, Clove, Ginger, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, Turmeric
Photosensitising Oils – Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Mandarin and Tangerine
They react to ultraviolet light making the skin more sensitive.
Avoid stimulants after using essential oils, especially alcohol, caffeine and spicy foods. An aftercare advice sheet should be available after your first treatment.