Essential Oil Profile: Mandarin Red

Mandarin Red

Latin Name: Citrus reticulata

Other Mandarin Varieties: 

Citrus nobilis- King

Citrus deliciosa- Mediterranean

Citrus unshiu Satsuma

Family: Rutaceae

Plant Part: Peel      

Method: Expression

Note/element: Note: Top Element: Earth, Mandarin Green is Earth, Wood

Functional Group: Terpene, alcohol, ester, aldehyde

Type: Relaxing, balancing

Ayurvedic Dosha ( Balances): Mandarin Red: Vata ( for emotions, too drying for the skin), Pitta, Kapha  Mandarin Green: Kapha

Scent: Citrus, Orange, soft, smooth, sweet, fruity

For Skin Type: Oily

Cautions: Do not oxidized oil, Use within 6 months

Physical Well With: Digestion, nausea, lymphatic drainage, stretch marks, water retention, cellulite

Mental/Emotional Uses: Calming, insomnia, creativity, depression, anxiety, stress, cheering

Other Uses: Calms children

Blends Well With: Almost anything

Possible Substitutions: Sweet Orange, Petitgrain, Tangerine, Mandarin Green is from the immature peel of Citrus reticulata, and is more moving and stimulating rather than relaxing.


Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Advanced Level, 2001-2011.