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


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