Mandarin oil is known to have many amazing and great qualities that have been easing the human existence since times immemorial and is still continuing to do so. The oil is very able and is a favourite among essential oil lovers.
Mandarin oil is an essential oil extracted from the cold-pressed peel of mandarin fruit. It has a remarkably sweet and floral aroma, and is a greenish-orange color. Mandarins are native to China where they were once given as gifts to the Emperor’s officials, known as Mandarins. Mandarin oil is most well known therapeutically for relieving stress and anxiety, although it can boast myriad healthful properties.
Mandarin oil is a great antiseptic – it naturally kills bacteria. Citronellal, one of the chemicals found in mandarin oil is anti fungal. Because of its intrinsic cleansing properties, not only can mandarin oil clean the body, but also, it makes a pleasant smelling natural cleaner; just mix a few drops of the essential oil with water. Also, mandarin oil stops the infection of wounds; it creates a protective layer of cells by attracting blood platelets and leucocytes to the wounded area, blocking out all microbes.
As an antispasmodic, mandarin oil can be used to treat muscle spasms, as well as stomach cramps. The essential oil can be mixed with a carrier oil, such as almond or sesame, or even with milk, and then poured into a bath to relieve or even prevent muscle pain. To treat stomach cramps, a tea can be made with a few drops of mandarin oil added to it.
Mandarin oil also works wonders for the circulatory system. It increases blood flow directly underneath the skin. Mandarin oil is often used in creams and lotions, particularly to prevent stretch marks and to revitalize skin.
Another health benefit of mandarin oil is that it improves digestion by promoting stomach juices to discharge. In this way it also stimulates a healthy appetite. Mandarin oil is a depurative, meaning it helps remove toxins and impurities from the body. This does a lot many goods –
- Purifies the blood
- Defends against infection
- Prevents disease
Mandarin oil is considered an overall health tonic as it tones and cleanses all systems of the body, therefore boosting the body’s immune system.
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