With quite a history dating back thousands of years to traditional Chinese medicine, red mandarin is known to be the sweetest and the most calming of all citrus essential oils. Why? Red Mandarin essential oil is very mild and known for many healing properties. For instance, it is useful in helping to reduce acne, brighten the skin, alleviate insomnia, reduce oily skin, diminish the appearance of scars and age spots and minimize stress and wrinkles. And that’s not all. It holds even more healing properties, such as helping with gut issues like leaky gut syndrome, acting an antiseptic, stimulating the lymphatic system and even relieving gas.
Benefits of Mandarin Essential Oil
1. Reduces Acne, Stretch Marks and Scars
Red Mandarin oil may be able to help with acne, stretch marks and scars, it’s gentle and typically does not irritate your skin. It has the ability to help prevent infection of irritated skin by preventing bacteria and fungal development. If you’re looking for how to reduce the appearance of scars, you can apply the oil combined with a carrier oil directly onto the scar and can try a blend, such as one drop lavender, one drop mandarin and one drop neroli with a little almond oil.
2. Reduces Pain, Anxiety and Nausea through Aromatherapy
Red Mandarin essential oil may be one of the best essential oils for anxiety and nausea. A study published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine examined the use and effectiveness of essential oil therapeutic interventions on pain, nausea and anxiety when provided by nurses to patients in acute hospital settings across a large health system.
3. Relieves Pain
Studies have been conducted showing that the oils from natural plants, such as mandarin essential oil, are sources of molecules that may develop new analgesics and provide benefits when used to fight or reduce pain. There were noticeable characteristics, such as a pungent effect and tingling due to their possible role in the central nervous system.
4. Protects Food from Bacteria
Red Mandarin essential oil contains antimicrobial activity. Studies were conducted to evaluate the effects against Listeria innocua and the impact on color and texture of green bean samples. In this study, a “bioactive coating formulation based on modified chitosan containing 0.05% nanoemulsion of mandarin essential oil was tested in combination with γ-irradiation, UV-C and ozonated water treatments, and the results in terms of antimicrobial activity, color and texture changes, were evaluated during 14 days storage.”
The treatment showed positive results in microbial reduction. It also helped prevent the loss of firmness and color changes of foods during storage, which may give way to a healthier alternative for food preservation, according to the findings published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology.
Diffuse first thing in the morning to energize and uplift mood • Add 2—3 drops to juice, tea, or healthy drink for digestive benefits
DIRECTIONS FOR USE Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
USES • Add 2—3 drops to your favorite cleanser or toner for additional clarifying properties • Diffuse first thing in the morning to energize and uplift mood • Add 2—3 drops to juice, tea, or healthy drink for digestive benefits
Blends well with – Geranium, Lavandin & Spearmint.