Mandarin – Benefits And Uses

Essential Oil Profile

Botanical Name: Citrus Reticulata
Country of Origin: Italy
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Scent Profile: A citrus, fruity and much sweeter aroma than that of the Orange.


Mandarin is known to be the sweetest and the most calming of all citrus essential oils. Mandarin essential oil is also incredibly gentle and known for its many healing properties.

Therapeutic Properties

Health Benefits

Provides psychological calmness during pregnancy Relieves nausea and vomiting
Boosts energy Relaxes muscle spasms, abdominal cramps
Protects the body from infections Improves blood and lymph circulation
Facilitates healthy bowel movements


Minimizes stretch marks: It has the ability to help prevent infection of irritated skin by preventing bacterial and fungal development. Because it’s gentle, Mandarin does not irritate your skin.

Brightens skin: Mandarin helps to clear skin congestion and remove impurities that make skin appear dull. Antioxidants keeps skin looking young and glowing.

  • How to use for face care
    Add one drop of essential oil to one dollop of your face cream or lotion and apply every two days. Do not be tempted to add more oil. Higher doses do not work better than regular applications.
  • How to use for body care
    Use no more than 4 to 5 drops for every 5ml of body lotion or carrier oil. Apply the mixture all over skin and pat dry or allow full absorption. Read more about essential oil dilution and how much you should mix.


Bounce and Shine: Adding Mandarin into your hair oil and applying it from the roots to the ends during your shower routine will make hair bouncy and shiny all day.

  • How to use
    Dilute 3 drops of Mandarin essential oil with 3 tbsp of carrier oil such as jojoba oil, or sweet almond oil and apply onto hair. Wash off after a few minutes.
How to use

- In a nebuliser
- In an oil burner
- In baths or inhalation

Blends well with

Mandarin blends well with most citrus essential oils such as Grapefruit, Orange and Lemon. To subtly add a hint of floral scent, blend with Lavender, Marjoram or Rose.

Caution/Side effects

Due to the volatile nature of essential oils, never apply Mandarin essential oil neat onto the skin. Mandarin essential oils are phototoxic, and can damage your skin if rubbed on the skin and exposed to sunlight.

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