Citrus Reticulata, Mandarin, red: Citrus reticulata, cold
pressed peel, Italy. Mandarin is a member of the orange family. While tangerine
is from the same source, it differs as it is a hybrid of mandarin. This oil is
antiseptic, antispasmodic, cholagogue, digestive, diuretic and sedative. Its
refreshing aroma has an uplifting quality often used to eliminate depression
and anxiety. It has long been used for babies suffering from colic or hiccups.
Has a tonic effect on the digestive system, aids the secretion of bile and
breaks down fats. Calms the intestines and relieves flatulence. It's often used
in combination with neroli and a carrier oil to prevent stretch marks during
pregnancy. Blends well with basil, black pepper,the chamomiles, cinnamon, clary
sage, clove, frankincense, geranaium, grapefruit, jasmine, lemon, lime, myrrh,
neroli, nutmeg, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood and ylang
ylang. Flash point: 120 F.