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
- 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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