Clearing Confusion About Mandarin Oil

Going by the awareness of people regarding essential oils, or I should narrow it down a bit, regarding Mandarin essential oil, it is quite surprising to note that most of them confuse mandarin essential oil with many other essential oils, which are similar to it in many ways.

Often confused with Satsuma and Tangerine, the Mandarin orange is a variety in the same Rutacae family. The tree resembles other varieties of oranges with small glossy leaves and fragrant white blossoms, while the fruit is oblate rather than spherical and typically less sweet than that of other varieties.

Mandarin is a small evergreen tree up to 20 ft. high with ovate leaves and small fragrant white flowers. The fruit, like a small orange, in color and shape. The name is said to come from the fact that it was a traditional gift to the mandarins of China. Native to southern China and the Far East, brought to Europe in 1805 and to the USA forty years later, here it was renamed the tangerine.

The mandarin is produced mainly in –

  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Algeria
  • Cyprus
  • Greece
  • The Middle East
  • Brazil

Whereas the tangerine in Texas, Florida, California and Guinea.

Mandarin essential oil, Citrus reticulata, is considered to be a safe children’s remedy for indigestion, hiccoughs, etc. and also used by elderly to help strengthen the digestive function and liver. Mandarin oil is used in soaps, cosmetics and perfumes especially colognes. It is employed as a flavoring agent especially in confectionery, soft drinks and liqueurs.

Mandarin essential oil has an intensely sweet, fruity, floral-like, citrus aroma. The color of the oil is brownish to dark yellow. It is cold expressed from the small fruit of an evergreen tree. Grown and cold-expressed in Australia, this Mandarin Oil has a juicer, sweeter scent than Mandarin grown in other locations.

Citrus Oils in their pure state, may appear cloudy or contain small particles of wax. This occurs naturally in the oil and becomes most apparent when stored in cold areas. It is recommended, however, that these oils be stored in a cold place to ensure longevity and quality. If the clarity is a concern, you may wish to filter until clear, however once cooled again the cloudy appearance may return. The clarity may improve through storing the oil at room temperature, but this will reduce the shelf life and is not recommended.

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  1. Massage Oil by Wiz
  2. Orange Oil by Ehow
  3. Aromatherapy Oils by Health

 

More Of Mandarin

Mandarin essential oil, well, the more goods we say about this oil, the lesser it is. The reach and properties of this essential oil are uncountable. It touches areas and relieves aches that most of the essential oils either ‘can’t’ or ‘don’t’.

Mandarin oil has various benefits when used in skin care product formulations such as refining the texture of the skin, while also having good antiseptic and cell rejuvenating properties.

Mandarin essential oil, obtained by pressing its zest, is recommended for its antiseptic and toning properties. It is also used for its fresh and fruity notes in aromatherapy.

It has good antiseptic, depurative, diuretic and tonic therapeutic properties and is a great ingredient to help purify and re-balance the skin. At the same time, it makes –

  • Skin finer
  • Fights against infections
  • Removes congestion from the skin

The properties of the oil encourage the growth of new skin cells.

Mandarin essential oil is effective for relieving insomnia, and is being used in hospitals, and medical centers throughout the U.S. as a calming agent, and has been found useful 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!

If you delight in the sweet, refreshing scent of citrus then you will love Red Mandarin oil. It is sweet, warm, and faintly floral, reminiscent of Neroli, and orange blossoms. A descendant of the indigenous fruit from South China Red Mandarin is also a European ancestor to the American Tangerine. A dark citrus oil Red Mandarin is deep orange or almost red in color, and acts to soothe and balance the heart energy center.

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.

Have a look at our reference links now –

  1. Mandarin Oil by Healthy Benefits
  2. Mandarin Oil by Helium
  3. Mandarin by Healing

 

Cleansing Woes – Mandarin Oil

Mandarin essential oil is known to have properties that distinguish it from the rest of the essential oils, which too fall in its category. The oil a wonderful cleanser of the skin, which is very obvious as the oil is obtained from the best detoxifier, the orange.

Mandarin Oil is part of the suite of essential oils used in body toning lotions and creams to firm, cleanse and refine sluggish and dull skin and for fluid retention and can be found in Mandarin Toning Lotion. It is beneficial to use in a cream, lotion or oil base, from the fourth month of pregnancy onwards to prevent stretch marks and to tone the skin.

Mandarin oil is a gentle restorative, sedative and tonic and has been used traditionally to relieve tummy upset, colic, poor appetite and pre-menstrual syndrome. Mandarin Oil is highly recommended for use in Massage and Bath Oil blends because of its relaxing and gently calming effects. Very good for children’s massage.

Mandarin Essential Oil is a Member of the Rutaceae Family with a distribution throughout Asia and China, the Mandarin tree produces a saffron-coloured oil with a sweet yet tangy aroma. The oil is extracted from the peel of the fruit by cold pressing.

Mandarin essential oil, is considered to be a safe children’s remedy for indigestion, hiccoughs, etc. and also used by elderly to help strengthen the digestive function and liver. Mandarin oil is used in soaps, cosmetics and perfumes especially colognes. It is employed as a flavoring agent especially in confectionery, soft drinks and liqueurs.

Non toxic, non irritant, non sensitizing, possibly photo toxic; although it has not been demonstrated decisively.

Mandarin essential oil is known as Citrus reticulata (also known as Citrus nobilis, madurensis, unshiu, deliciosa) and is of the Rutaceae family.

Mandarins are the fruit of mandarin evergreen trees, and are also known as –

  • European mandarins
  • Tangerines
  • Naartjie
  • True mandarins

Mandarins, and their essential oil is native to China, as their name implies, but mandarins are now widely cultivated in America too.

Mandarin essential oil is tangy, has a sweet, invigorating citrus scent, and is dark yellowish tinted oil. The major difference in mandarins and tangerines is their harvest times, with tangerines being harvested later in the year than mandarins.

Mandarin oil is extracted, by cold peel expression, from the rind of the fruit.  Like other essential oils of citrus fruits, they have a relatively short shelf life.

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  1. Mandarin by Online Family Doctor
  2. Mandarin Oranges by Livestrong
  3. Mandarin Oil by One

 

Mandarin – The Evergreen Magic

Mandarin essential oil is obtained from the evergreen mandarin tree. The oil is already very popular for its various therapeutic and skin care uses and is appreciated by many in terms of the same. The oil works like magic on skin.

Mandarin (citrus reticulata) is native to China; the fruit of the Mandarin tree was a traditional gift offered to the Mandarins, hence the origin of its European name. The names Mandarin and Tangerine are both commonly used to describe the same essential oil; Mandarin is the common name used in Europe whereas Tangerine is the name used in America.

However, although the same species with the same botanical name, botanically the actual fruit of the tree has very subtle differences in color, shape and size. Tangerines are generally cultivated in the U.S. whereas Mandarins are generally cultivated elsewhere.

Mandarin has been used in ancient China for centuries; the Chinese believed that Mandarin strengthened both the digestive and liver functions. In France, Mandarin is used as a safe remedy for children in indigestion, hiccups and for problems of the elderly, such as digestive problems; Mandarin is considered to be a very gentle and safe essential oil, when used correctly.

The Mandarin is a small, evergreen tree which grows up to 20 feet in height; it has small orange-like fruits (not to be confused with those of the Orange tree), fragrant flowers and glossy leaves. The Mandarin is of the Rutaceae plant family and was firstly brought to Europe in 1805, and then to the USA in approximately 1845 (where it became known as the Tangerine).

Mandarin essential oil is extracted by cold expression of the outer peel of the fruit; it has a light, fruity-citrus aroma, similar to Orange essential oil. Mandarin oil is balancing, uplifting and calming; its properties include being anti-septic, digestive and anti-depressant. Mandarin is also used in soaps, cosmetics, perfumes and as a flavoring agent in liqueurs and confectionery.

Mandarin is used in aromatherapy for stomach cramps, indigestion, constipation, depression, anxiety, grief, nervousness, PMS, stretch marks in pregnancy and skin conditions such as acne, oily skin, rejuvenation and mature skin. It is also useful for –

  • Insomnia
  • Fluid retention
  • Obesity
  • Dejection

Although gentle enough to be used with babies, children and the elderly, care should be taken when using Mandarin essential oil in sunlight due to photo toxicity potential.

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  1. Mandarin by Online Family Doctor
  2. Mandarin Oranges by Livestrong
  3. Mandarin Oil by One

Mandarin – From The Heart Of Orange

Mandarin essential oil obtained from other fruit but orange. Orange has a world-wide appeal for its antioxidants and the benefits it does to the skin when it is consumed and even when its juice is applied topically. So, imagine the amount of benefit it might does overall through its oil.

Mandarin oil is extracted from the Mandarin tree, or Citrus Reticulata. The tree is part of the Rutaceae family (or orange family) and is commonly found in South America, southern Europe, and Japan. Pure essential Mandarin oil is extracted from the outer peel of the fruit by means of a method known as cold compression.

Steam distillation of the leaves and twigs of the tree is used to make Mandarin oil. Mandarin essential oil is golden yellow in color and has a fresh citrus aroma. The essential oil can be blended with other citrus oils, such as Neroli, and with spice oils such as clove, cinnamon, and Nutmeg.

Mandarin oil has several properties that make it an effective healer in most aromatherapy treatments. It is has antiseptic, antispasmodic, and diuretic properties, and is a laxative and digestive. Mandarin oil can also be used as a sedative as well as a stimulant. Mandarin oil contains metyl methylanthraniate and limonene as well as geraniol, citral, and citronellal. It is non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. Mandarin oil is extremely popular because it is safe and can be used by children as well as pregnant women.

Mandarin oil can be used to treat digestive problems. It has a calming as well as stimulating effect on the liver, stomach, and intestines, and has been used for centuries as an effective cure for all digestion related ailments. It is especially useful for treating children and pregnant women.

When mixed with a carrier oil such as sweet almond, safflower, or grape seed extract, Mandarin oil can also be used as a treatment for –

  • Stretch marks
  • Acne
  • Oily skin
  • Age spots

Mandarin oil also plays a significant role in the treatment of anxiety and depression. Known as the “happy oil,” it is popular as a mood-lifter. It also helps to de-stress the nerves and soothe the mind.

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  1. Mandarin Oil by Healthy Benefits
  2. Mandarin Oil by Helium
  3. Mandarin by Healing

 

Mandarin’s Tree Standing Tall

Mandarin, well…it is just not about the amazing oil that we obtain from this massive tree but even the tree itself that provides us with so many benefits that there is no count. As the name is similar to the language, Mandarin’s tree of great benefits.

Mandarin (citrus reticulata) is native to China; the fruit of the Mandarin tree was a traditional gift offered to the Mandarins, hence the origin of its European name. The names Mandarin and Tangerine are both commonly used to describe the same essential oil; Mandarin is the common name used in Europe whereas Tangerine is the name used in America.

However, although the same species with the same botanical name, botanically the actual fruit of the tree has very subtle differences in color, shape and size. Tangerines are generally cultivated in the U.S. whereas Mandarins are generally cultivated elsewhere.

Mandarin has been used in ancient China for centuries; the Chinese believed that Mandarin strengthened both the digestive and liver functions. In France, Mandarin is used as a safe remedy for children in indigestion, hiccups and for problems of the elderly, such as digestive problems; Mandarin is considered to be a very gentle and safe essential oil, when used correctly.

The Mandarin is a small, evergreen tree which grows up to 20 feet in height; it has small orange-like fruits (not to be confused with those of the Orange tree), fragrant flowers and glossy leaves. The Mandarin is of the Rutaceae plant family and was firstly brought to Europe in 1805, and then to the USA in approximately 1845 (where it became known as the Tangerine).

Mandarin essential oil is extracted by cold expression of the outer peel of the fruit; it has a light, fruity-citrus aroma, similar to Orange essential oil. Mandarin oil is balancing, uplifting and calming; its properties include being –

  • Anti-septic
  • Digestive
  • Anti-depressant

Mandarin is also used in soaps, cosmetics, perfumes and as a flavoring agent in liqueurs and confectionery.

Mandarin is used in aromatherapy for stomach cramps, indigestion, constipation, depression, anxiety, grief, nervousness, PMS, stretch marks in pregnancy and skin conditions such as acne, oily skin, rejuvenation and mature skin. It is also useful for insomnia, fluid retention, obesity and dejection. Although gentle enough to be used with babies, children and the elderly, care should be taken when using Mandarin essential oil in sunlight due to photo toxicity potential.

Okay, now have a look at our reference links –

  1. Mandarin Oil by Healthy Benefits
  2. Mandarin Oil by Helium
  3. Mandarin by Healing

Mandarin Oil And the Body System

Mandarin oil is not one of those that simple cures the physical woes of the human body; it is one of those oils that after going inside the body, go on healing and curing and effectively dealing with problems that come their way while they flow on the inside.

The oil is especially useful for women because it can be used to remove stretch marks after pregnancy and prevent the accumulation of extra pounds. Actions to improve blood circulation and stimulates the immune system.

Through its anti-spasmodic action, mandarin essential oil relieves debilitating cough, spasms of the respiratory muscle spasms. A few drops of oil for lunch or dinner facilitates digestion by inducing secretion of digestive juices in the stomach.

Fragrant oil helps the development and proper functioning of the organism through its beneficial effects on various system of the body, namely –

  • Respiratory
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Cardiovascular
  • Circulatory
  • Excretory
  • Nervous
  • Endocrine

Despite the many qualities of essential oil of mandarin, it is contraindicated for epileptics, hypertensive patients, nursing mothers, pregnant women and children, as well as people with individual intolerance to it.

Mandarin Oil can help alleviate the oppressive feelings of anxiety and Depression. A member of the orange family, mandarin (Citrus nobilis) originated in China. Mandarin peels are pressed to produce a pleasant aromatic Oil. It can be rubbed on the skin, added to bath water, or used in massage or in aromatherapy. Try diffusing 5 drops of mandarin Oil along with 3 drops of bergamot Oil in an aroma lamp to relieve stress.

Mandarin oranges can lower the risk of liver cancer. Researchers at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine found that by drinking mandarin juice, people who have chronic viral hepatitis can reduce their risk of developing liver cancer.

This fruit is a substantial source for dietary fibre. Regularly eating fibre helps you feel fuller for longer, which reduces your desire or need to eat more food, assisting in weight loss.
It helps to re-balance the skin and is widely used in skin care products, as it aids in refining the texture of the skin and is used as an antiseptic and a cell rejuvenator.

The essential oil has sweet, oranges and lemons smell and is sedative, digestive and has a calming effect. Mandarin oil also is cytophylactic, depurative, diuretic, and also acts as a tonic. It fights all types of skin infections.

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  1. Massage Oil by Wiz
  2. Orange Oil by Ehow
  3. Aromatherapy Oils by Health

Mandarin Oil Combating Skin Ills

Mandarin oil is considered the best solution to enhance the glow and health of the skin. Only later was it discovered that oil effectively combats various skin problems too! The oil is very effective in curing the various skin related diseases and pestering problems.

The oil from mandarin orange peel is also referred as tangerine oil or mandarin oil. The ancestry of this oil begun in China and nowadays cultivated across the Mediterranean.

It has effective medicinal properties and great constituent that purifies and re-balances the skin. It is also employed to remove any skin clogging.

It doesn’t have toxic consequences and hence thought as a natural aroma. The frequent use of the oil clears the dead cells and promotes the growth of fresh skin cells. It’s also exploited for addressing –

  • Acne scars
  • Skin disorders
  • Stretch marks

It’s not only practiced in the discourse of skin problems but also for beefing up the liver, indigestion, and hiccups. It governs the blood circulation which outcomes in reconciling the body.Because its rich in vitamins and minerals, its produced into juice. It’s one of the natural ways to clean the body. Even So, it is advisable not to expose the skin to sunlight after applying Mandarin essential oil.

Mandarins are hardy and will grow and fruit without additional watering in the sub-tropical climate of Wollongong. However, for bountiful harvests, it’s best to make sure they are getting a regular watering when young, and when fruit is forming.

Hardly anyone will deny facial or massage with essential oil of mandarin. So fragrant and fresh, it creates a sense of comfort and relaxation. Moreover, there are many other qualities that make it a useful ally in maintaining good health. Nowadays, an essential oil used as flavoring in foods and beverages, cosmetics, perfumes, soaps and other, as has the ability to maintain moisture balance of skin.

The oil is extracted from the bark of fruit. Its chemical composition includes –

  • Limonene
  • Gamma terpinene
  • Para-cyto
  • Myrcene
  • Pinene
  • Linalool
  • Terpineol
  • Citrate
  • Metilantranilat
  • Tsitronelol

Fresh and energizing aroma of essential oil of mandarin conducive to reducing stress and improving mood. Furthermore, soothes, disinfects, activates mental activity and increases concentration. There are anti cellulite, antiseptic, antifungal and anti-influenza action.

Protects against bacterial, fungal and viral infections as a protective coating on the wound and promotes the accumulation of platelets and leukocytes to infected sites and thereby prevents the penetration of microbes.

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  1. Massage Oil by Wiz
  2. Orange Oil by Ehow
  3. Aromatherapy Oils by Health

 

Mandarin Oil – Pack Of Vitamins

Mandarin oil is the most healthy and kind of tasty (when mixed with certain taste enhancers) of essential oils. And you will fall in love with it even further, when you listen to the various amounts of vitamins that this oil possesses.

Mandarin orange is a rich source of vitamin C, folate and beta-carotene.

The mandarin is an attractive, sub-tropical evergreen tree.  It’s naturally a small tree growing to 3-4m in height and width, making it an ideal fruit tree in backyards that have limited space.

The leaves are a dark, glossy, green, and the flowers are white with a beautiful aroma.  They’re self-fertile, and have good fruit set, so you only need to plant one tree to get a good crop of fruit.

It has lycopene, which can fight cancer. This phytochemical is also found in other orange-red fruits and vegetables such as tomato and carrot.

Traditional healers use mandarin orange as an active constituent in their remedies to treat the following ailments:-

This oil magically cures myriad pestering and sometimes chronic problems of the digestive system, such as –

  • Poor digestion
  • Constipation
  • Colic
  • Flatulence
  • Heartburn
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dyspepsia
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Inflammation of the liver and spleen

Not only that, even when it comes to the problems faced by various people relating to the respiratory system or poor immune system, this oil again fights…Allergy, boost immunity
Excessive phlegm, coughs, catarrh, acute and chronic bronchitis, asthma.

It even combats -
High cholesterol, arteriosclerosis (the hardening of the arteries), Insomnia, stress, lumbago, skin problems, scurvy, hemorrhoid, mastitis

Treats many things effectively, be it Insulin resistance, cancer of the liver or pain in the breast.

Mandarins are hardy and easy to grow.  As with most fruit trees they prefer a sheltered area but will tolerate an exposed windy site.  Plant in full sun for maximum fruit production. They will fruit in a partially shaded area, but not as much as in full sun.

Citrus prefer fertile, free draining soils that are well-mulched, though will grow in other soil types such as sandy soils and even heavy clay. It’s best to plant them in mounded soil to ensure adequate drainage, as they don’t tolerate waterlogging of the roots. Citrus trees are hungry feeders with high requirements for trace elements. A regular spray with a seaweed foliar fertiliser will supply trace elements. Fertilise citrus trees in spring and autumn with worm-castings and compost.

Okay, now the reference links now –

  1. Massage Oil by Wiz
  2. Orange Oil by Ehow
  3. Aromatherapy Oils by Health

 

Mandarin Oil’s Chinese Connect

Mandarin oil though now has become a part of the manufacturers of essential oils on a world-scale, there was a time when this oil was not all this popular among the people due to sheer ignorance and sometimes unawareness.

Mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata Blanco) has been cultivated for over 3,000 years in China and Japan. There are over 200 varieties of the fruit.

Due to the great variety, there were probably differences in the early classification of the fruits, resulting in other scientific names for Mandarin oranges like –

  • Citrus nobilis
  • Citrus deliciosa
  • Citrus chrysocarpa

The name “tangerine” could be applied as an alternate name to the whole family of this specie. The name tangerine comes from Tangier, Morocco, a port from which the fruits were first shipped to Europe. The Malay names are Limau langkat, Limau wangkas and limau kupas. The mandarin name is Cheng zi.

The most distinctive feature of all Mandarin oranges is its peel able skin.

According to traditional Chinese medical theory, the herb moves the qi or chi (the circulating life energy thought to be inherent in all things) downwards to help in the treatment of hiccups and vomiting.

For thousands of years, Chinese medicine has used the whole unripe fruit of the mandarin orange to stimulate blood circulation. It has the ability to bind to B-3 receptors, which speeds up the release rate of fat and increase the resting metabolic rate.

Traditional healers prescribe herbal teas that include the dried peel of mandarin orange [Chen-pi] to calm the stomach and treat peptic ulcers as well as digestive upsets such as diarrhea, nausea, dyspepsia, and other problems associated with indigestion. Indigestion can also result in constipation, as undigested food would stay longer in the stomach.

Being high in vitamin C, the fruit is taken to avert scurvy. On the skin, it is a great way to fight acne and a congested oily skin. Mandarin orange is recommended to help reduce fever.

Seeds of the fruit are analgesic as well as carminative and are prescribed for treating lumbago (pain in the lower region of the back). The unripe peel treats mastitis and pain or inflammation of the testicles.

Some herbalists use the powdered peel topically to treat hemorrhoid and uterus prolapsed.

Alright, go through our reference links now –

  1. Massage Oil by Wiz
  2. Orange Oil by Ehow
  3. Aromatherapy Oils by Health