Natural essential oils are best when used on a regular basis. As in, on literally regularly, but like, use it in a stable manner; do not stop the use of them anytime abruptly. And also, in cases of essential oils like Mandarin, a lot of patience is required to see ‘great’ results.
Essential oils are essences taken from plants and used for their therapeutic qualities. There are a number of different types of orange essential oils on the market. You can choose from mandarin orange, sweet orange, bergamot orange and bitter orange.
They have similar qualities but also subtle differences. Orange essential oils have a number of purported health benefits, although more research is needed to back up these claims. Consult with a certified aroma therapist for the proper and safest methods of using essential oils.
Mandarin essential oil, Green, Italy is generally used in perfumes, cosmetics, skin care products, soaps and men’s colognes. Since this oil has anti-septic properties, it can prevent wounds from getting septic, and from viral, fungal or bacterial infections. Mandarin oil also has fungicidal and bactericidal properties. It is a blood purifier and can flush out the toxins and the unwanted substances from the body. Mandarin oil has anti-spasmodic properties and can prevent –
- Spasmodic coughs
- Respiratory problems
Mandarin essential oil contains esters while tangerine does not. Mandarin oil also has greater alcohol content. And Mandarin is steam distilled from the leaves, not the rind!
Mandarin has antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic properties in addition to the tangerine properties (see below). But they both contain sedative properties that are calming to the nervous system, making them good for stress and settling emotions.
Mandarin orange oil might improve the look of scars, stretch marks and aging skin when it is blended with a carrier oil like grape seed oil. It is a mild oil that is safe for children, pregnant women and the elderly when used in baths and massages. Smelling mandarin orange oil has a rejuvenating effect. Further, if you massage it in a blend over your abdomen, it can ease digestive troubles, according to “The Essential Natural Health Bible.” A 2004 study in the “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry” found that Mandarin orange oil fought E.coli and S. enterica bacteria.
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