~ RED MANDARIN ESSENTIAL OIL ~
by KG Stiles, Clinical Aromatherapist
Keywords: GENTLY SOOTHING
Although its aroma is much more complex and multi-layered Red Mandarin has similar actions and uses as Tangerine, and is often used interchangeably in aromatherapy blends.
Children love the warm, sweet aroma of Mandarin oil. It is very gentle and may be used with young children and during pregnancy, and often used by midwives in the birthing room. Mandarin calms the nervous system, and its pronounced relaxing properties make it effective for soothing restlessness, and hyperactivity in children.
Helpful for alleviating nausea, similar in action as ginger and peppermint pure essential oils.
Red Mandarin’s antiseptic action makes it useful as a room spray, try it in a blend with other citrus oils, lavender and ylang ylang!
CAUTION:Though Mandarin is helpful for treating dry skin conditions care should be taken when using it in skin applications as it is mildly phototoxic, please avoid exposure to direct sunlight or sunlamps for up to 3 hours after use as pigmentation of the skin may result.
BLEND WITH: Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Sandalwood, Vetiver and Ylang Ylang.