Keywords: Gently Soothes
If you delight in the sweet, refreshing scent of citrus then you will love Red Mandarin oil. It is sweet, warm, and faintly floral, reminiscent of Neroli, and orange blossoms. A descendant of the indigenous fruit from South China Red Mandarin is also a European ancestor to the American Tangerine. A dark citrus oil Red Mandarin is deep orange or almost red in color, and acts to soothe and balance the heart energy center.
Although its aroma is much more complex and multi-layered Red Mandarin has similar actions and uses as Tangerine, and is often used interchangeably in aromatherapy blends.
Children love the warm, sweet aroma of Mandarin oil. It is very gentle and may be used with young children and during pregnancy, and often used by midwives in the birthing room. Mandarin calms the nervous system, and its pronounced relaxing properties make it effective for soothing restlessness, and hyperactivity in children.
Mandarin essential oil is effective for relieving insomnia, and is being used in hospitals, and medical centers throughout the US as a calming agent, and has been found useful for alleviating nausea, similar in action as ginger and peppermint pure essential oils.
Red Mandarin's antiseptic action makes it useful as a room spray, try it in a blend with other citrus oils, lavender and ylang ylang!
CAUTION: Although Mandarin is helpful for treating dry skin conditions care should be taken when using it in skin applications as it is mildly phototoxic, please avoid exposure to direct sunlight or sunlamps for up to 3 hours after use as pigmentation of the skin may result.
BLEND WITH: Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Sandalwood, Vetiver and Ylang Ylang.
PLEASE NOTE: There are many cheap, synthetic copies of aromatic oils, but these are not recommended for therapeutic use. For best results purchase the highest quality oils you can possibly find. Use certified organic essential oils, or oils that have been tested and are pesticide free.
Aromatherapy is a gentle and noninvasive complementary health care system used for balancing and synchronizing your body, mind, spirit and emotions to enhance your health. Properly administrated essential oils are a natural, safe and effective way to enhance your health and well-being and may produce satisfying results where other methods have failed. Please consult with your physician regarding serious health concerns and do not attempt to self diagnose.