Red mandarin (USA) organic 100% pure essential oil – 15mL
Extraction Method & Botanical Name:
Cold pressed – peel – Citrus reticulata
Intensely sweet, tangy, almost floral.
Therapeutic Indications & Suggested Uses:
- Children’s remedy: Mandarin is regarded as the ‘children’s oil’ in France, used to relieve tummy upsets and soothe restlessness.
- Nervous system: can assist with insomnia, nervous tension, restlessness.
- Skin care: massage oil to reduce stretchmarks in pregnancy (use daily from 5th month); for mature, oil and congested skin.
- Digestive System: tonic effect helping regulate the metabolic process, calms intestines, relieves flatulence.
- Diffuser: 1 – 5 drops.
- Bath: see below for suggested soothing blends for children:
- Anxiety bath mix: in 30mL carrier oil – 5 drops Roman chamomile, 4 drops mandarin, 1 drop geranium. Add to bath 1/4teaspoon for children up to 4yrs, 1/2teaspoon 5-8yrs, 1 teaspoon 8-12yrs.
- Calm bath mix: perfect for bedtime routine, mix the following: 20 drops mandarin, 10 drops lavender, 10 drops Roman chamomile. Add to 1teaspoon carrier oil: 2drops for 3-5yr olds, 3 drops 6-8yrs, 5 drops 8-11yrs.
- Massage: see below for suggested insomnia blends for adults:
- Exhaustion: 30mL carrier oil – 5 drops valerian, 10 drops lemon, 10 drops mandarin.
- Nightmares: 30mL carrier oil – 15 drops lavender, 5 drops Roman chamomile, 10 drops mandarin.
- Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dark place.
- Potential skin irritant. Do not apply undiluted.
- Phototoxic – avoid sun for 12hrs after topical application as it increases sensitivity to UV rays.
- US FDA GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) as an additive for food & beverage flavouring and as a preservative in the commonly used amounts.
- The IAAMA acknowledges that essential oils are used in very low doses for applications such as cooking, flavouring, mouth washes and throat sprays.
- The IAAMA and Rainbow Wellness do not promote the ingestion of essential oils.
- In Australia, ‘therapeutic doses’ of essential oils for internal ingestion may only be prescribed for an individual after a detailed consultation with a practising aromatherapist that has an advanced diploma in aromatic medicine, other ingestive modality with training in essential oils or medical qualifications and holds an insurance policy which specifically covers the internal ingestion and internal application of essential oils. Please refer to the IAAMA website to find your closest qualified aromatherapist.
- Usage: Aromatherapy and cosmetic fragrance product.
- This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease and is not a replacement for treatment.
Blends Well With:
Other citrus, especially neroli, and spices.
Worwood (1992) – described as among the softer personalities. Sweet, gentle, kind and loving. Uplifting and childlike – need love and protection, and tend to attract protectiveness in others.
Davis (1992) – a message of happiness especially appealing to children and the child within each of us. Helps us to get in touch with our inner child.
You may also like to try the following blends, available for purchase in our online shop:
- CALM: a warm, relaxing woody blend of mandarin, atlas cedarwood, bergamot, clary sage, lavandin super and vetiver.
- ESCAPE: an uplifting citrus blend of red mandarin, lavandin super, lime, palmarosa, sweet marjoram, myrrh.
- RELAX: an aromatic, relaxing blend of mandarin, atlas cedarwood, lemon, lavandin gross, bergamot, Roman chamomile.
Tailored diffuser and massage blends are available by special order – email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lawless. J. (1992). ‘The Encyclopaedia of Essential Oils’.
Worwood, V.A. (2001). ‘Aromatherapy for Your Child’.
Worwood, V.A. (1997). ‘The Fragrant Mind’.