Citrus reticulata

Origin: Argentina
Family: Rutaceae
Part used: Rind

A moderate-sized citrus tree bearing small orange-coloured fruit originating from South and Southeast Asia. Traditional Chinese medicine used this plant to enhance the life force of a patient. Today's Mandarins are a popular, sweet snack and used in flavouring food, beverages and perfumes. They are known for their antiseptic and stimulant properties as well as their use in supporting hormonal balance.
Fragrance notes
Bright citrus juice aroma with a base of deep sweetness.

Blending notes
Blends well with: Chamomile Roman, Sandalwood, Rosewood, Lavender and all Citrus oils.
Traditionally offered as symbols of good fortune and given as gifts by the Mandarins, so the name was born. Mandarins were brought to Europe in 1805, having originated in East and Southeast Asia. In France, mandarin became known as a gentle remedy for indigestion and was considered safe for use during pregnancy. It is also used to treat problem or oily skin and as a treatment for fluid retention. Mandarin oil has been found to have antiseptic, antispasmodic, laxative and stimulant properties.

Please note: the traditional uses listed here are for reference only and should not be taken as recommendations for treatment, or cure, of any disease or medical condition. Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes towards improved health and wellbeing.
Restoration and relaxation
Add 2-3 drops and 5 drops Lavender True in Sweet Almond oil. Massage into skin.

Skin elasticity and pregnancy - stretch marks
Add 5 drops to 2ml of Wheatgerm oil and apply daily.

Hormonal balance - menstruation
Blend 5 drops to 5 drops of Geranium and add to a diffuser or bath. Therapeutic baths should not exceed 15 minutes. Or apply directly to the small of your back prior to bedtime. Repeat for 3 days.

Emotional stability
Blend 5 drops of Mandarin and Sandalwood each and add to a diffuser, pulse points or bath. Therapeutic baths should not exceed 15 minutes. Repeat as required. Especially effective with teenagers.
Safety considerations
Citrus oils are slightly photo-toxic so avoid sunlight after application to the skin. May cause irritation to sensitive skin. Should not be used by people with citrus allergies. May irritate the skin if used in the bath or in combination with hot water. Dilute in milk first if using in the bath. Safe to use with other medication when necessary. If accidentally ingested do not induce vomiting, follow with olive oil or milk and seek advice from a health specialist. Avoid eyes, flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.

Please note: Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as a recommendation to cure any medical condition or disease.
Key ingredients
100% pure Citrus reticulata, cold pressed rind, Argentina
Key component
Limonene, gamma-Terpinene, alpha & beta-Pinene, Terpinolene, Paracymene