Mandarin Green

(Citrus reticulata)

Psycho-emotional Qualities and Indications

  • ‘Awakens’, ‘brings out’, the inner child
  • Eases anxiety
  • Eases depression / low mood
  • Hyperactivity (although orange can encourage hyperactivity, mandarin calming)
  • Insomnia
  • Nervous tension
  • Panic attacks (combine with frankincense)
  • Pre menstrual tension (PMT)
  • Restlessness
  • Sedative
  • Stress and stress related conditions
  • Uplifting

Safety Information

Non-toxic, non-irritating, generally non-sensitising. Rapidly oxidizes and consequently potentially rendered sensitizing.  Use within six months once bottle is opened.  Do not take orally / ingest.

Background ‘droplet’

Mandarin is native to South Eastern Asia and the Philippines, introduced to Europe and America in the 1800’s, and now cultivated and produced mainly in Italy, Spain, Cypress, Greece, and the Middle East. This small evergreen, usually thorny tree, produces highly fragrant single or clustered flowers that bear fleshy bright orange fruits with a loose peel.

The fruit peel is crushed, or cold expressed to release the essential oil, which is contained in small sacs just beneath the surface.

The essential oil is mid to dark green in colour.

Added to vegetable oil, non-perfumed cream or lotion Mandarin essential oil provides wonderful skin healing qualities and is especially useful for acne, scar tissue, and stretch marks.

This oil also eases asthma, bronchitis, arthritic pain, and is an immune stimulant.

Mandarin essential oil brings out ‘the inner child’, eases anxiety, depression, nervous tension, and panic attacks, among many other wonderful qualities.

You will find further information about this essential oil in my books, Essential Oils for Mindfulness and Meditation, and Essential Oils for the Whole Body