Mandarin (red & green)

Plant/part: Tree/peel (source : brazil, spain, italy and california)

Latin name: Citrus madurensis

Family: Rutaceae

Note: Top to middle

Extraction: Expression

Aroma: Delicate, sweet, tangy with floral undertones.

Properties: Antispasmodic, cholagogue, cytophylactic, digestive, emollient, sedative, tonic.
A gentle and calming oil, good for oily skin. Known in france as “the children’s remedy” for its mildness – use it in massage for the digestive system and, like lavender, can be used in massage oil to help prevent stretch marks.
A tonic to the digestion, stimulates appetite, particularly after illness or loss of hunger due to depression. Seems to have a stimulating effect on the liver, helping to regulate metabolic processes and aids in the secretion of bile and of breaking down fats. At the same time it is calming to the intestines and good for expelling gas. Its cheering action is sometimes used as part of a blend to ease pre menstrual tension. Possibly has an enhanced effect when blended with other citrus oils.

Chemical constituents: Linomene, geraniol, citral, citronellal.

Precautions: Do not use mandarin on the skin in direct sunlight.

Blends: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, coriander, chamomile, clary sage, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon lime, neroli, orange, palmarosa, petitgrain, rose.