Mandarin Oil – Orange Family

Mandarin essential oil is obviously of the orange family and hence it has all and all and all the qualities of that the orange itself. The best essential oil for consumption and even better one for topical application.

Although the mandarin tree is most commonly found in southern Europe, South America, and Japan, the mandarin tree originated in China. It was named for the Mandarins: the high officials of the former Chinese Empire.

The mandarin tree is a member of the orange family. The pure essential oil comes from the outer peel of the mandarin. The mandarin peel is pressed, and from it comes the flowery, sweet aroma scent associated with the oil. This oil is believed to improve mood and “relieve anxiety”. The oil is really a happy oil, as the smell of the oil gives you the feeling of cleanliness. It is safe for all ages, and children especially enjoy the aroma of the oil.

Mandarin oil can be used as a cure for stretch marks, damaged skin and acne scarring; it encourages the growth of new skin cells and replaces previously damaged skin cells.

It is one of the most effective aromatherapy oils and is also non-toxic, non-sensitizing, and does not irritate the skin.

Mandarin extract is also known to reduce pigmentation of age spots; lightens skin creating luminescence.

Mandarin is a small citrus tree, with fruit resembling other oranges. The floral, neroli-like undertones of mandarin are evocative and sensual. Mandarin is used in combination with other citrus oils in colognes and fantasy-type perfumes.

  • Convalescence, digestive problems, exhaustion, nervous tension, irritability, cellulite, skin care, relieves anxiety, tonic, calmative and antiseptic.
  • Highly sedative, hypnotic, useful with overexcited children, insomnia and mental distress.
  • Safe and effective to be used for children.
  • Skin toner, acne, congested and oily skin, softens dry skin.
  • Cardiovascular tonic, stimulates appetite, PMS.
  • Powerful sedative.
  • Relieves stress
  • Cures skin disorders and maintains moisture balance in the skin
  • Treats diarrhea, constipation, flatulence and other such disorders related to digestive and excretory systems and diminishes scars and stretch marks, fat cracks on skin.

Mandarin Essential Oil, being citrus oil itself, blends with most of the citrus oils such as those of neroli, grapefruit, orange and lime & lemon. Except these, it also blends well with essential oils of bergamot, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, frankincense, lavender and nutmeg.

Go through our reference links now –

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

 

Mandarin Oil’s Therapeutic Armor

Mandarin essential oil acts as an actual armor when it comes to protecting the human body from bacterial or parasitic invasions. The oil is medically sound and does miracles to the skin problems too.

Mandarin is very gentle oil therapeutic for all people and can even be used on babies, young children, in pregnancy and for people who are frail or elderly.

If ever I feel I need some joy I take out my bottle of mandarin. The scent is exquisite and as you inhale it fills you with joy, positivity, hope and optimism! I call it joy in a bottle!

Mandarin is suitable for treating digestive problems. For baby try 1 drop Mandarin and 1 drop Roman Chamomile in 20mls (4 teaspoons) carrier oil and massage very gently on the abdomen. For adults use 3 drops to 10mls carrier oil.

Mandarin is one of my favourite oils for pregnant ladies. I encourage regular massage of the abdomen to bond with baby and also to help to prevent stretch marks. Try 1 drop Mandarin. 1 drop Neroli, 1 drop Frankincense in 10mls (2 teaspoons) of carrier oil and massage your abdomen on a daily basis. This blend may also be useful to treat stretch marks. Mandarin is also useful for morning sickness and fatigue – just a couple of drops on a tissue.

Mandarin has an uplifting yet calming effect. It’s a lovely oil to burn at parties – both for children and adults. On a spiritual level Mandarin fills the spirit with joy.

For preparing natural baby oil

  • Empty container for oil
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 5 drops Mandarin Essential Oil

The blend of Lavender and Mandarin is not only beneficial to the skin, but is relaxing and can calm a baby along with the massage given as you apply the oil.  Mix ingredients in the chosen container. Shake well to blend oils.

Sweetly tangy, pure mandarin oil reduces the negative effects of daily stress, promotes deep, restful sleep, and supports feelings of contentment and well being. In recognition of this, it has been used in European hospitals as a calmative agent. Its toning effect extends to the skin, where true mandarin essential oil aids in increasing circulation, reducing fluid retention and achieving moisture balance. Mandarin oil enhances smooth, clear skin, and is employed to help diminish stretch marks, like I just mentioned above.

Okay, now have a look at our reference links –

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

 

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.

Okay, have a look at our reference links –

  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.

Alright, now go through our reference links –

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

 

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

Mandarin Oil – A Refreshing Treat

Mandarin oil is really great for day to day use and to make it deal with minor ills of humans. The oil is highly medicinal and refreshing in nature. Mandarin oil does a lot of benefits very easily to the ones who use or consume it on a daily basis

Mandarin is a small citrus tree, with fruit resembling other oranges. The floral, neroli-like undertones of mandarin are evocative and sensual. Mandarin is used in combination with other citrus oils in colognes and fantasy-type perfumes.

  • Convalescence, digestive problems, exhaustion, nervous tension, irritability, cellulite, skin care, relieves anxiety, tonic, calmative and antiseptic.
  • Highly sedative, hypnotic, useful with overexcited children, insomnia and mental distress.
  • Safe and effective to be used for children.
  • Skin toner, acne, congested and oily skin, softens dry skin.
  • Cardiovascular tonic, stimulates appetite, PMS.
  • Powerful sedative.
  • Relieves stress
  • Cures skin disorders and maintains moisture balance in the skin
  • Treats diarrhea, constipation, flatulence and other such disorders related to digestive and excretory systems and diminishes scars and stretch marks, fat cracks on skin.

Mandarin essential oil has a light, refreshing and uplifting aroma.
Mandarin is particually good for the skin, as it is a cell regenerator, and it is used to treat stretch marks, scar tissue and wound healing.

Mandarin is also a digestive stimulant, and can be used for digestive upsets, indigestion and flatulence particularly in children and old people.

Mandarin has a soothing effect on the emotional body and can bring relief in the case of insomnia, anxiety, low mood and stress. With its beautiful sunshine colour the essential oil is actually nourishing to the nervous system. It is also thought to be uplifting and restorative to the mind, bringing back zest and concentration.

Mandarin essential oil can be used in the bath to nourish the emotions, mind and spirit. It can be added to a carrier oil to nourish the skin, and added to a carrier cream to rub on the abdomen when the stomach is upset. See How to use Essential Oils.

Okay, now have a look at our reference links –

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

 

Bond With Skin Better – Mandarin Oil

Undoubtedly, when the talk is about the skin, nothing can prove to be better than a citrus fruit. Mandarin oil, the name itself sends about a wave of contention that okay, this oil can be of great help for my ailing skin. The oil scrapes away the dead skin and a fresh new layer rises from beneath. But, again, it takes certain time.

The mandarin tree is a member of the orange family. The pure essential oil comes from the outer peel of the mandarin. The mandarin peel is pressed, and from it comes the flowery, sweet aroma scent associated with the oil. This oil is believed to improve mood and “relieve anxiety”. The oil is really a happy oil, as the smell of the oil gives you the feeling of cleanliness. It is safe for all ages, and children especially enjoy the aroma of the oil.

There are many ways mandarin oil can uplift your spirits. Its tart, fresh aroma makes the oil useful for combating depression and sadness. Its properties enable it to ease distress, and it can even act as a gentle sedative.

What can pure essential oil of Mandarin do for me? There are many symptoms and problems mandarin pure essential oil can help with. The list can be somewhat overwhelming, but we will cover some of the most common ailments the oil is used for. For starters, it can be used as a natural cleaner around the house. Just add a few drops of oil to some water, dampen a rag, and clean away. The natural antiseptic properties of the mandarin oil will help clean and disinfect the items or rooms you are cleaning. This is especially good for the children’s room, where you would not want the processed chemicals is some of the cleaners in the air, or on the surfaces the children are touching.

Second, it helps to prevent stretch marks. Mix mandarin oil with a carrier oil, such as –

  • Safflower
  • sweet almond
  • grape seed extract

And rub on your stomach every day while pregnant. The mixture should be ½ cup of carrier oil, and 50 drops of mandarin pure essential oil. This oil is safe for pregnant women, so no need to worry.

It can even also help relieve muscle cramps or tired muscles. Just mix 10 drops of Mandarin Oil and 5 drops of Geranium Oil in 1 cup of milk, and then add to the bath water. You cannot just add oils to water for obvious reasons. They do not mix. You need some sort of carrier, to absorb the oil, then to mix with the water. This is where the milk comes in.

Now, have a look at our reference links –

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