Otherwise known as Tangerine, this oil is happiness in a bottle! It is soothing and relaxing whilst being joyful and comforting all at once. It has the power to lift depression as well as aiding with anxiety, in this instance it is especially good for children… and children tend to love this oil. It also brings great comfort to the elderly and convalescent. Mandarin is so soothing that it is the only oil considered to be safe to use during the first trimester of pregnancy.
On the skin, Mandarin can help with healthy cell growth, making it effective on scar tissue and stretch marks. It is also astringent, making it a good choice for oily skin. It is also a great oil to help reduce cellulite, a daily massage oil or a salt scrub with mandarin is rather effective.
Smooth digestion also benefits from Mandarin, especially when blended with Peppermint in a massage oil.
MAIN THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS: Antiviral, carminative, relaxing, stimulating, tonic, uplifting.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Do not use neat on the skin. May cause sensitivity to sun exposure.