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Latin Name : Citrus Nobilis.
Part Of Plant Used : Fruit Peel.
Source : Italy.
Extraction Method : Cold Expression.

Mandarin Essential Oil is obtained from Citrus Reticulata, by cold compression of the peel. Mandarin Petitgrain oil is also extracted in small quantities by steam distillation of the leaves and twigs. The oil is golden yellow-orange and has the aroma of a fresh orange. An entire group of citrus fruits come under the umbrella of Mandarin oranges, including Satsuma, Clementine, Dancy, Honey, Pixie, and tangerines.


This oil is very gentle and is safe for use with children and during pregnancy. With its tonic and stimulating effect on both the stomach and the liver it is helpful for digestive problems. Mandarin oil is also useful for treating acne, oily skin, and spots. It may also help ease problems such as fluid retention and help combat obesity. The oil, diluted around 1-2% in a carrier oil, can massaged gently on a child's tummy, in a clockwise direction to relieve a tummy ache. A few drops (always dilute in a carrier oil first) in the bath calms hyperactive children.  When inhaled mandarin is a great mood enhancer and therefore useful in cases of mild depression and relieving anxiety.

Mandarin essential oil

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