Oil of the week- Mandarin
Mandarin essential oil is extracted by cold expression of the outer peel of the fruit; it has a light, fruity-citrus aroma, similar to Orange essential oil. Mandarin oil is balancing, uplifting and calming; its properties include being anti-septic, digestive and anti-depressant. Mandarin is also used in soaps, cosmetics, perfumes and as a flavoring agent in liqueurs and confectionery.
Mandarin oil has several properties that make it an effective healer in most aromatherapy treatments. It is has antiseptic, antispasmodic, and diuretic properties, and is a laxative and digestive.
Mandarin oil can also be used as a sedative as well as a stimulant. Mandarin oil contains metyl methylanthraniate and limonene as well as geraniol, citral, and citronellal. It is non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing. Mandarin oil is extremely popular because it is safe and can be used by children as well as pregnant women.
Mandarin oil is used to treat a number of conditions –
- Relieve stress and tension
- Increase circulation on surface of the skin
- Reduce fluid retention.
- reduce stretch marks after childbirth
- applied externally to treat microbial and fungal infection
Mandarin orange or tangerine originated in the sub-tropical and tropical parts of Asia, namely, China, Japan and South-east Asia. The Chinese consider this fruit auspicious and symbolize wealth and good fortune when given as gifts during Chinese New Year.
We hope you enjoy its aroma as you come in to our office this week, and of course, we have some bottle available for purchase. It is a scent you will fall in love with, not to mention think of all the health benefits too!