Mandarin Essential Oil
- Botany: Mandarin is a small tree with dark green leaves and small orange-colored fruit and is part of the Rutaceae botanical family.
- Other Common Names: Tangerine
- Part of Plant Used: Fruit Rinds
- Method of Extraction: Cold-pressed
- Variations: Red Mandarin is the most common, but Green and Yellow Mandarin are available. Mandarin and Tangerine are the same.
- Chemistry: Mandarin is comprised mostly of monoterpenes (d-limonene).
- Digestive: calms stress-related digestive upsets
- Nervous System: relieves stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, and nervous tension, calms hyperactivity in children
- Reproductive: helps with PMS symptoms
- Pregnancy: helps with morning sickness, nausea, and other digestive issues, swollen feet, reduces stress and anxiety, and can be used in labor and delivery
- Babies & Children: helps with digestive issues, skin care, is uplifting, relieves anxiety, and clears the hyperactive mind
- Skin: used for oily skin and hair, also for inflamed skin conditions
- Spiritual: supports the Solar Plexus Chakra associated with personal will, power, and mental ability
- Scent Profile: Top to mid note with a sweet, fresh, citrusy aroma
- Longevity: The aroma of Mandarin can last up to 8 hours.
- Fragrance Classification: Citrus
- Blends well with: Bergamot, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Coriander, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavandin, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Neroli, Palmarosa, Palo Santo, Patchouli, Peach, Petitgrain, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
- Generally regarded as safe (GRAS)
Products Using Mandarin Essential Oil
- Arctander, Steffen. Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin. A Pathfinder Book Reprint Edition, 2017.
- Clark, Demetria. Aromatherapy and Herbs for Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding. Book Publishing Company, 2015.
- “Flavor, Fragrance, Food and Cosmetics Ingredients Information.” The Good Scents Company, The Good Scents Company (TGSC), 2019, www.thegoodscentscompany.com/.
- International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. “PREGNANCY GUIDELINES Guidelines for Aromatherapists Working with Pregnant Clients.” International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists , IFPA, 2013, www.ifparoma.org.
- National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy. “Other Safety Considerations: Pregnancy.” National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety#other.
- Shutes, Jade and New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. "Foundations of Aromatherapy" and "Aromatic Scholars" Aromatherapy Certification Programs and Course Materials. 2017-2019.
- Tiran, Denise. Aromatherapy in Midwifery Practice. Singing Dragon an Imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
- Tiran, Denise. “Is It Safe to Use Essential Oils While I'm Pregnant?” BabyCentre UK, BabyCentre Blog, July 2013, www.babycentre.co.uk/x536449/is-it-safe-to-use-essential-oils-while-im-pregnant.
- Tisserand, Robert, et al. Essential Oil Safety: a Guide for Health Care Professionals. 2nd ed., Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier, 2014.