Mandarin Essential Oil: Your Guide to its Benefits, Uses and More!

Mandarin Essential Oil: Your Guide to its Benefits, Uses and More!

With skin-enhancing properties and immune-boosting capabilities, it's no surprise that Mandarin Essential Oil has become a staple for many.

The Mandarin orange, or tangerine if you prefer, is a little burst of citrusy goodness with a super light and fresh scent. These citrus gems, native to China, earned their name from being presented as gifts to esteemed Mandarins (Chinese officials under the king). Mandarin essential oil, obtained through cold pressing, is used in aromatherapy, soaps, cosmetics, fragrances, and even as a flavouring agent in the food and beverage industry.

Similar to other citrus oils, Mandarin oil has an array of benefits. It's a muscle relaxant, a skin rejuvenator, and an age-defying potion—all in one! Its antibacterial nature creates a protective shield over wounds, facilitating healing and preventing infections. Mandarin oil is also effective in relieving pain, reducing stress, aiding digestion, and acting as a tonic for the liver and a purifier for the blood.

But wait, there’s more! Mandarin oil works wonders to fade stretch marks, even out skin tone, heal scars and acne, and provides a rich source of antioxidants, combating free radicals effectively. 

The gentle citrus aroma promotes relaxation, while its circulation-boosting properties invigorate the senses, making Mandarin oil a prized ingredient in aromatherapy and massage. Its warm and autumnal essence further adds to its appeal, making it particularly popular during this time of year. For an aromatic blend, Mandarin oil pairs beautifully with citrus oils like orange, lime, lemon, and neroli, as well as bergamot, clary sage, cinnamon leaf, lavender, and frankincense. So go ahead and get creative to find your preferred blend as a perfume, massage oil, room fragrance, or bath additive.

Mandarin Recipe Inspiration

To enjoy its natural benefits, try these two recipes:

The first recipe is simple yet effective. It combines the citrusy aroma of Mandarin essential oil with the moisturising properties of carrier oils such as sweet almond, jojoba, or rosehip. With just a few drops of Mandarin essential oil and a carrier oil of your choice, this treatment offers a range of benefits for your skin. It's a versatile addition to your skincare routine, from moisturising and antioxidant protection to brightening and aromatherapy benefits.

Mandarin Sensation Skin Treatment

12 drops Mandarin essential oil

2 Tbsp carrier oil (try sweet almond, jojoba, macadamia, rosehipbaobab or rice bran)

50ml pipette bottle

Optional add-ins: 4 drops of either grapefruit, frankincenselavender or clary sage

Combine in a bottle, shake gently, and apply to clean skin.

Mandarin Mood-Boosting Bath

1 Cup Epsom Salts

10 drops Mandarin essential oil

Add ½ a cup to 1 cup to your bath water and enjoy your soak.

With all that Mandarin Essential Oil has to offer, it deserves a place in your bathroom cupboard. Whether you're looking to relax, rejuvenate your skin, or uplift your mood, Mandarin oil has got you covered.