The drought-tolerant Mandarin tree is most successful where heavy frost is rare and light rainfall occurs. As part of the orange family, the tree produces a small orange fruit that is easy to peel and convenient as an on-the-go snack. The species of Mandarin used in aromatherapy is established in parts of Japan, southern France, Italy and South America. Mandarin essential oil has a golden color with a revitalizing citrus aroma.
Plant Part Used
Medium-strong. Juicy, sweet, tart, and flowery.
Mandarin Essential Oil Benefits
Tranquilizing and harmonizing. Helps ease away occasional nerves and fears. Promotes awareness.
Blends Well With
Anise, Bergamot, Calendula, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Neroli, Nutmeg, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Marjoram, Neroli, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rose, Thyme, Vetiver
History of Mandarin
A native to Southeast Asia, the fragrant Mandarin orange is presented during Chinese New Year as a token of good luck in the coming year. After following trade routes from China to India, mandarin also gained a place of importance in Ayurvedic practices. Eventually, the Mandarin found its way to the West. It was first imported into the port of Tangiers from China, and was then brought to Europe and the United States.
Using Mandarin Essential Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
Feeling buck wild? This pleasantly aromatic blend naturally soothes as it quiets.
Bath & Shower
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps, and body care products!