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Greek Mandarin Organic Essential Oil
Greek Mandarin Organic Essential Oil
Greek Mandarin Organic Essential Oil
Greek Mandarin Organic Essential Oil

Greek Mandarin Organic Essential Oil

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Greek Mandarin Organic Essential Oil

Batch: MA2022001B

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Other common names: sometimes referred to as ‘mandarin orange’ or a ‘common mandarin’

Botanical name: Citrus reticulata

Botanical family: Rutaceae

Method of extraction: Expression

Plant part used to extract the oil: fruit peel

Cultivation method: Organic

Area of origin: Greece

Historical notes:

Did you know that citrus fruits may have been the famous ‘golden apples’ in Greek mythology? It is said that citruses were the dowry of Zeus’s bride, Hera, who kept them hidden in the gardens at the ‘western end of earth’ (possibly Atlas Mountains in Morocco). They were guarded by three nymphs - Hesperides (‘Daughters of Evening’).  Each nymph safeguarded her own fruit: Aigle tended the citron, Arethusa the lemon and Hesperethusa the orange. In his eleventh labour Heracles stole the fruits – referred to as the ‘golden apples’ – from the garden and gave them to mankind. Is it possible the mandarins were there too…?

 

 

Biochemical group: Monoterpene

Main chemical compounds: limonene, β-myrcene, α-pinene

Colour: yellow

Consistency: thin

Aroma strength: medium

Perfumery note: top

Aroma: our mandarin essential oil has a very fruity aroma – it will make your mouth water and it will bring a smile to your face! It is the sweetest of the citrus peel oils and it smells just like a torn mandarin rind – fresh and citrusy, refreshing and uplifting.  It retains the sweet fruity characteristic as the dry out progresses.

Traditional aromatherapy uses:

  • Traditionally in aromatherapy treatments mandarin essential oil is associated with the following therapeutic properties: antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, diuretic (mild), laxative (mild), sedative, stimulating to the digestive and lymphatic systems, tonic.

 

  • Qualified aromatherapists may use mandarin essential oil for common complaints such as:

 

 

  • skin conditions: acne, dull, oily skin, scars, spot; traditionally used in skin care products to prevent stretch marks in pregnancy
  • digestive system: tonic to the digestive system, eases flatulence, aids bile production and assists in digestion of fats
  • nervous system: soothing, gently calming/sedative
  • emotional uses: depression, anxiety

 

  • How we use it:

Please, also see our How to Use Essential Oils Safely page for more information.

  • For an oily skin face cream – add some mandarin essential oil to a fragrance free base cream. Try combining with some Organic Lavender essential oil.
  • For a body lotion and stretch marks - add to an unscented body lotion or cream
  • To support digestion or ease flatulence/constipation – dilute together with a drop of Peppermint essential oil in a fixed oil (carrier oil) and gently massage the lower abdomen in a clockwise direction.
  • Vapourise to create a soothing, calm and positive ambience, try combining with Sweet orange essential oil and/or Organic Lavender essential oil for an evening wind down.
  • For children suffering from colic and/or hiccups – vapourise a couple of drops in the room
  • For depression and/ or anxiety sniff a couple of drops from a tissue.

Safety considerations:

Tisserand and Young recommend careful storage, preferably in a refrigerator. The use of old/oxidized Mandarin essential oil should be avoided to prevent skin sensitization. Tisserand and Young confirm that Mandarin essential oil not phototoxic. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, ‘Essential Oil Safety’ (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 87, 342-343.]

Please, also see our How to Use Essential Oils Safely page for more information.

Research and studies:

  • Chemical composition of commercial citrus fruit essential oils and evaluation of their antimicrobial activity acting alone or in combined processes

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0956713510003944

 

  • Antifungal activity of lemon (Citrus lemon L.), mandarin (Citrus reticulata L.), grapefruit (Citrus paradisi L.) and orange (Citrus sinensis L.) essential oils

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0956713507002629

 

  Margaret Pawlaczyk-Karlinski MSc. (Hons.), Cert. Ed., M.I.F.A., NHS reg.

 

 

  

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