Mandarin essential oil

NZ $10.70

100% pure


Essential Oils: J - O


Mandarin essential oil


Citrus reticulata blanco var.






Intense, sweet, fresh scent characteristic of citrus fruit.

Plant part used


Extraction method

Cold pressed






Oil and alcohol

Usage rate

Skincare : 0.1 - 1%
Soapmaking: 1 - 3 %



Blends well with

Other citrus oils such as lime, orange, lemon, and grapefruit, as well as spice oils such as nutmeg, cinnamon, bay and clove.



Palm oil


Animal tested



Description: A member of the orange family, mandarin trees are smaller than orange trees with small leaves and fruits. The origins of mandarins and tangerines are similar as they are both considered to be varieties of the same species.

History: The name is said to come from the fact that it was a traditional gift to the mandarins of China. Native to southern China and the Far East, brought to Europe in 1805 and to the USA 40 years later.
Colour: orange brown to dark yellowish brown or olive brown, sometimes lemon yellow.

Consistency: light

Strength of aroma: light

Common uses

Aromatherapy: Mandarin essential oil is commonly used in aromatherapy due to its uplifting and soothing scent. Inhaling the aroma of the oil is believed to have a calming effect on the mind, helping to alleviate stress, anxiety, and even mild depression.

Improved mood: The sweet and citrusy fragrance of mandarin oil is thought to have mood-enhancing properties. It is often used to create a positive and cheerful atmosphere in homes or offices.

Aphrodisiac: Some people believe that the aroma of mandarin essential oil can stimulate feelings of romance and intimacy. It is sometimes used in blends or massage oils intended to enhance sensual experiences.

Room freshener: Mandarin essential oil can be used to create a pleasant and refreshing ambiance in living spaces. Adding a few drops of the oil to a diffuser or homemade room spray can help eliminate odours and create a welcoming environment.

Stress relief: Inhaling the aroma of mandarin essential oil may help reduce feelings of stress and tension. Its calming scent is often used in relaxation practices and meditation.

Improved sleep: Diffusing mandarin essential oil in the bedroom before bedtime might promote relaxation and improve sleep quality for some individuals.

Cleaning: Due to its pleasant scent and potential antibacterial properties, mandarin essential oil can be added to homemade cleaning solutions to create a fresh-smelling environment while cleaning.

Potpourri and sachets: Dried mandarin peels or a few drops of mandarin essential oil can be added to potpourri blends or sachets to infuse them with a refreshing citrus scent.

Safety data: Very potent and not to be used on sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.

Packaging - See our blog on our commitment to sustainable packaging.
Our essential oils come in amber glass bottles with dripulator caps:
5ml and 20ml with an 18 neck dripulator cap, either white or black, depending on stock availability.
30ml, 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, with a 28 neck white dripulator cap (except for oils that are too thick for a dripulator, which have a black open pour cap).
500g and 1kg options come in an aluminium bottle; 5L comes in a plastic jerrycan.
If you need precise drops for your products we suggest you buy our 5ml or 20ml dropper bottles and transfer the oils or buy our disposable or glass pipettes

Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

General safety information: Do not take any oils internally. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.



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