Red Mandarin essential oil (Citrus deliciosa) has a bright and sweet citrus aroma with the tangy flavor of mandarin fruit. Grown in Italy, our Red Mandarin oil is cold pressed from mandarin peels. This oil has a thin consistency and is a bright orange color. It is part of our Citrus category and is generally considered a safe oil for children.
Latin name: Citrus deliciosa
Method: Expressed (cold pressed)
Primary Compounds: Limonene, y-Terpinene, a-Pinene, Myrcene
Red Mandarin essential oil is believed to be antifungal, antispasmodic, calming, aid digestion,relieve colic and cramps, relieve insomnia, reduce stress and calm the nervous system.
Unlike many citrus oils, expressed Red Mandarin essential oil is not phototoxic and is generally considered safe for children as young as 3 months (at proper dilutions). Primary uses for our Red Mandarin essential oil include calming, sleep aid, skin care, relieving indigestion, digestive support and cheering mood.
Mood: cheering and uplifting
Mind: helps reduce stress and calm the nervous system; helps relieve insomnia and nervous tension
Heal: may help relieve stomach cramps and spasms, relieve hiccoughs and soothe colic.
Beauty: helps moisturize skin, and reduce stretch marks and scars; helps aging and mature skin
Wellness: helps aid digestive function and ease indigestion, stimulates the liver and promotes flow of bile
Clean: useful household cleaner and air freshener
Other: may be antiepileptic, and help reduce fluid retention and obesity
These statements are not evaluated by the FDA. Verdant EOs and products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Aromatically: diffusion or direct inhalation
Topically: dilute 3-5% with carrier oil or use neat (undiluted) for small, short term use - test diluted oil on a small area of skin before applying neat. Do NOT use undiluted on skin exposed to sun within 2hrs after application.
Red Mandarin oil may be slightly phototoxic
Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Chamomile, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Ylang Ylang, and Rose
Shelf life: 1 year when properly stored
Storage: Minimize exposure to light, air and heat to get the full benefit and life out of your oil. Store your oil tightly sealed and in cardboard tube between 59 and 71° F.
Citrus oils are cold pressed and contain higher content of terpenes. Because of this, citrus oils are more sensitive to air, light and heat and oxidize quicker than steam distilled oils. Oxidized oils can be identified by a change in aroma and will cause skin irritation.
- If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using essential oils.
- Generally considered safe for pregnancy and children
- Always test diluted oil on a small area of skin before topical use.
- Always dilute when using on skin exposed to sunlight
- Always dilute to 1% or less (1 drop per 1 tsp/5ml carrier oil) any oil applied topically for children under the age of 5.