Mandarin oil for good skin and anti-anxiety, known as the sweetest and soothing of all citrus essential oils, with a rich history and widespread use in Chinese traditional medicine. Golden and greenish-orange in color, with a light and pleasant fresh aroma, tangerine oil is used in many products – from colognes and cosmetics to alternative medicines.
It imparts a wonderful citrus scent to sweets, sodas, alcohol, ice cream, acting as a flavoring agent. Tangerine oil is extracted from the outer bark of the fruit by extracting it through a cold pressed process.
The mandarin tree can reach a height of 7 meters, there are thorns and slender branches. The leaves are narrow and oval in shape. It originates from Southeast Asia (China and Vietnam). The oil can be combined with many other types – effective when mixed with floral aromas, including rose, jasmine, chamomile and geranium. It is also great when combined with other citrus oils such as bergamot, grapefruit, lemon and creates a unique scent in combination with spicy aromas such as carnation and pepper.
Tangerine oil is light and has many healing properties: it helps to reduce acne, brightens and improves the overall appearance of the skin, helps with insomnia, reduces the appearance of scars and spots, reduces stress and more.
Here are more about the main benefits of mandarin oil:
Helps with acne, stretch marks and scars – Mandarin oil has a very good effect on various skin conditions and can help with acne, stretch marks, scars, cellulite. Because it is gentle, oil does not usually irritate the skin, it has the ability to help prevent infections of irritated skin by preventing the development of bacteria and fungi. Increases its elasticity, has a great effect on oily skin. You can apply the oil in combination with the base directly on the scars and affected areas of the skin with gentle massage movements;
Reduces anxiety and nausea through aromatherapy – Mandarin oil is one of the best essential oils to reduce anxiety and nausea. This type of aromatherapy is also used in hospitals as supportive therapy for patients with such problems, with positive results. Perhaps the biggest advantage is that it has no side effects and anyone can try its effects at home.
Studies have shown that the aroma of citrus fruits, especially orange and tangerine, can enhance mood and boost energy, causing feelings of joy, happiness and optimism. The fresh and relaxing aroma of benefit of mandarin oil is ideal for the treatment of negative emotional states such as anxiety, nervous tension, stress, irritability, restlessness and explosions. Calms the mind and increases concentration;
Relieves Pain, Relaxes Muscle and Abdominal Cramps – Studies have shown that natural plant oils, including mandarin essential oil, are sources of molecules that can develop new analgesics and provide benefits when used to combat reduction of pain;
Improves Hair Condition – Adding tangerine oil to hair products and applying it from the roots to the ends during your routine wash will make your hair supple and shiny. In addition, the oil strengthens the hair and eliminates dandruff (dilute 3 drops of mandarin essential oil with 3 tbsp of base oil like jojoba oil or sweet almond and apply to your hair. Wash after a few minutes).
Other effects of mandarin oil
Protects the body against infections, improves blood circulation and lymph; Helps with cuts; Relieves gases; Helps with bleeding gums, removes bad breath; Improves digestion and stimulates appetite; Refreshes, scents and disinfects indoor air;
Are there any side effects?
However, if you are pregnant and breast-feeding, have a liver injury or other medical problem, make sure you use the oil under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy specialist and consult your doctor or pharmacist. It is always best to use caution when using it with children or the elderly. Tangerine oil can increase the risk of sun damage to the skin.