The fruit of the mandarin tree was so prized in ancient China that is was considered a good luck charm and was often given as a gift. Used in soaps, skin care, perfumes and flavouring for desserts and liqueurs. Tones sluggish body regions. Safe for babies, children and pregnancy and calms hyper kids. Mandarin has a more delicate top note than orange and is slightly fresher with floral undertones. Sometimes ‘mandarin’ and ‘tangerine’ are wrongly used to describe the same essential oil. Although both trees are of the same species with the same botanical name, the actual fruit of the trees are different in colour, shape and size and the oils are of different chemo-type.
Aroma: Top to Middle Note.
Perfume: Intense and tangy. The sweetest of the citrus oils.
Blends well with: other citrus oils; spice oils such as nutmeg, cinnamon, bay and clove; rose.
Indications: anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, circulatory, cytophylactic, depurative, digestive, emollient, hepatic, nervous relaxant, sedative, stomachic and tonic restorative.
Part of plant used: fruit peel
Type of extraction: cold-pressed
Origin of Raw Material: Italy, Country of Manufacture: France
Precautions: Avoid direct sunlight, can increase photosensitivity. Considered safe for use during pregnancy.