Orange essential oil bottle

Come with us on a journey of discovery with Mandarin essential oil. Discover how to use it to support sluggish digestion, indigestion, and constipation. It is especially good with  Lemon to cut through nausea. Mandarin essential oil is widely used to support people who are struggling with long-term stress & anxiety, for chronic pain, and to help the exhaustion that comes with it. Mandarin’s soothing actions are also ideal for fractious or anxious kids. Mandarin oil has a cheerful and playful nature that children love.

Try it on Chickenpox itching and for blissful sleep. If you have oily or congested skin, a toner made with Mandarin essential oil can be heavenly or why not try it out in hair rinse for smooth, luscious locks? Even better, Mandarin essential oil is ideal for creating convivial chatty atmospheres, so put some in your diffuser to get the party started. Mandarin essential oil is a powerhouse of versatility! 

New VINEVIDA Essential Oils

Over the coming weeks you may notice new essential oils being introduced into our VINEVIDA store.

This is such an exciting time for us here at VINEVIDA, as we expand our range and develop our inventory to bring you the best quality products that we can from reputable producers.

So we’d like to introduce you to some of them. We outline their benefits and properties on the product listings, but in this article let’s look at some tips and ideas for using Mandarin essential oil including recipes and tutorials of how you can start building it into your repertoire. 

In the coming weeks we’ll be doing this with other new oils including

    • Amyris
    • Coriander Leaf
    • Geranium - Egypt
    • Litsea Cubeba
    • Ravensara

About Mandarin Essential Oil

Tangerine essential oil

Where Does It Come From?

Our Mandarin essential oil has the scientific name of Citrus reticulata and ours has been sourced in Germany. Our producers cold press the peels of Mandarin fruits to extract the essential oils. 

Mandarin essential oil started its vibrant life in China, where it was highly esteemed and prized, reserved only for royalty. 

The essential oil was born out of resourcefulness, as many things often are. The trees are often pruned throughout the growing season, reducing the fruit yield in order to direct nourishment to only the most promising fruits. 

Often, half the fruit yield can be discarded through this selective pruning process and rather than letting them go to waste, essential oil is extracted from the peel. 

What Should It Look Like?

Healthcare beauty

The color of Mandarin essential oil is often dependent upon the age of the fruit when the essential oil is cold pressed from the peel. Generally, you can buy three different variations of Mandarin essential oils

    1. Green Mandarin comes from the youngest fruits. 
    2. Mandarin essential oil is usually extracted in between the fruit turning from yellow to a deep orange. 
    3. Red Mandarin essential oil is from the ripest and most mature fruit. 

The color of our Mandarin essential oil is clear to pale orange and has the usual thin consistency.

Our Mandarin essential oil comes from the red mandarin, which means you will need to be careful about phototoxicity. 

Color and Phototoxicity

What Is Phototoxicity?

Phototoxicity can happen when certain constituents of essential oils react when exposed to UV light.

Most often it is Furanocoumarins that are responsible for these actions. They are natural chemicals found in some essential oils, and they are very prevalent in cold-pressed citrus oils.

A phototoxic reaction can result in skin reddening,  inflammation, and rashes. These can be extremely itchy and in more serious reactions it can lead to blistering and burning of the skin.

So if you have used Mandarin essential oil on your skin, we advise that you do not expose it to direct sunlight or sunbeds for at least 12 hours. 

Is Mandarin Essential Oil Phototoxic?

Our mandarin essential oil is from red mandarins, so from lovely ripe fruit, and as such then yes, our mandarin essential oil does carry a risk of phototoxicity.

What About Its Scent Profile?

Mandarin has a wonderfully uplifting bright, fruity scent profile. It is a little more delicate than its Sweet Orange cousin, but equally zesty and mouthwateringly delicious.

It is considered a top note in perfumery, which means that it is lighter and more ethereal. Despite its moderate to strong initial aroma strength, this top note can dissipate quite quickly when used on its own. 

It will always last longer when you blend it and anchor the scent profile with some rounded heart notes and big beautiful base notes. 

It blends well with woody fragrances, resinous scent profiles, fresh green herbs, and dried spices. I love to pair it with essential oils like Eucalyptus, Lime, Ginger, Cedarwood, and Patchouli.

Safety for Using Mandarin Essential Oil 

    • Maximum dilution for mandarin essential oil is 3%.
    • Use on children would be safe after 6 months of age, but only use in dilutions of 1%.
    • Avoid exposing your skin to direct sunlight for twelve hours after using mandarin essential oil.

Mandarin Essential Oil’s Chemical Components

Chemical Constituents Actions Associated With The Chemical Constituent
Limonene 65-74% Potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects
Heartburn and indigestion
Studies of Limonene show promise in cancer prevention and treatment
γ-Terpinene 6.4–22.7% Strong antioxidant abilities
α-Pinene 2.0–2.7% Anti-inflammatory
Bronchodilator effects
β-Pinene 1.4–2.1% May have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
May aid in respiratory health
β-Myrcene 1.5–1.8% Anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects

Mandarin essential oil contains a variety of chemical constituents attributed with anti- inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.

It also has others demonstrated to have antibacterial and antifungal constituents.

In her study, Dosoky (2018) says,

“Mandarin oil is well known for its broad spectrum antibacterial and antifungal actions. It inhibits the growth of several bacteria including Staphylococcus aureus, as well as several fungi."

She went on to list Mandarin essential oil as having the following benefits and actions: 

    • Anti-proliferative - Suppresses cell growth, notably the growth of malignant cells into surrounding tissues.
    • Chemoprotective - Reduces the side- effects of chemotherapy.
    • Antioxidant - Protects cells from free radical damage.
    • Antibacterial - Prevents the growth or spread of bacteria.
    • Antifungal - Prevents fungal growth and is active against fungi.

Elkousy (2022) Also extols Mandarin essential oil’s virtues against Helicobacter pylori bacteria. Even going as far as to say it has superior biological activities for managing this bacteria. 

This helps us to begin to see what a versatile essential oil Mandarin can be in our toolkits. It is an important essential oil for so many reasons in my own house, but let's have a look at some of the historical uses and see how other people have been using it. 

Uses Of Mandarin Essential Oil

1. Mandarin Essential Oil For Digestive Support

Mandarin is widely used to support healthy digestion, assisting in getting sluggish digestion moving.

It is widely used by aromatherapists to address the symptoms of indigestion or heartburn.  

Like most essential oils from the orange family, it also has laxative effects. Try it as a tummy rub if you have constipation or experience IBS..  

Personally, I find it extremely useful for cutting through nausea, especially when blended with Lemon essential oil. Inhalation seems to be the best delivery mode (simply sniff it from the bottle, or put a drop on a tissue. I also use rollerball if I am on the go. Mandarin essential oil is a lovely oil to inhale if you are struggling with morning sickness. (Others that can help are chamomile and ginger.) For more information on how to use Mandarin essential oil for nausea, read - 10 Best Essential Oils For Nausea: By A Clinical Aromatherapist.

Mandarin Essential Oil for Children

One of the nicest things about Mandarin essential oil is its gentleness, and it is great if they colic or upset tummies. It is safe after they are about six months old, but remember the guidelines about phototoxicity. In the summer, to be safe, only use it in the evening on children.

Mandarin Essential Oil Recipe For Digestion

This is a super simple tummy rub for if you feel a little sluggish, are experiencing digestive discomfort, or have constipation. Blend the following oils in a small warmed bowl.

Method of Use: Simply massage the whole blend into the abdomen and lower back. 

Repeat as often as needed for three days.


    • Do not use it in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.
    • Do not expose your skin to the sun or sunbeds for 12 hours after application.
    • Like all essential oils, not suitable for babies under the age of 6 months of age.

2. Mandarin Essential Oil For Anxiety and Stress

Stressed young housewife

Mandarin essential oil is beloved by aromatherapists for its relaxing and soothing actions. It is widely utilized for its anxiolytic effects  

I love its happy, lively, and playful energy. It calms and lifts the spirits.  It is particularly good for those who are experiencing long-term stress.

Mandarin essential oil’s spiritual benefits are uplifting to the whole psyche. It doesn’t just elevate your mood, it seems to move everything up an energetic level.

Mandarin helps you to connect with feelings of joy, which can be so difficult if you are experiencing anxiety, nervous tension, or depression.

It has a lovely connection to creative flow when you feel blocked. It is also ideal to get the juices flowing at the start of a project.

Use it to break emotional behavioral patterning and find new ways of moving forward too. I have used it in the past with clients to release and transmute negative emotions.

It can be great for people who are weighed down by the responsibility of adulthood and who need help letting their hair down. Many people use it to connect with their inner child, to help them remember how to tap into that impulsive joy and carefree attitude. It is perfect for people who take life too seriously.

For more information on using Mandarin essential oil for calm, read The Perfect Peace Kit: A Journey Into Essential Oil Bliss.

Mandarin Essential Oil Recipe For Long Term Stress And Anxiety 

Rollerballs are the perfect way to use essential oils throughout the day while you are on the go. Small enough even to fit into your pocket or purse for ease of use.

In a 20 ml rollerball, blend the following oils.

Cap tightly and label listing all ingredients. Use as and when needed, applying to pulse points and massaging the oil into the skin. Apply to skin up to 8 times a day. Alternatively, simply inhale the essential oil blend as and when needed to bring calm, relaxation and center yourself.


    • Do not use it in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.
    • Do not expose your skin to the sun or sunbeds for 12 hours after application.
    • Not suitable for children under the age of 12 years old - dilute the drops stated above in 100 ml of carrier oil for children aged between 6 months and 5 years and 50 ml of carrier oil for children aged 6 to 11 years. 

3. Mandarin Essential Oil For Sleep

Smiling baby girl

It is not perhaps the first essential oil that you think of when it comes to sleep, being a vibrant and zesty citrus oil. However, it possesses those wonderful soothing, relaxing and sedative effects that make it a perfect choice to blend with essential oils like Lavender and Roman Chamomile.

Agarwhal (2022) found that when using it as a relaxing hypnotic agent, studying mood disorder/mood that Mandarin essential oil ‘reduces REM sleep latency and enhances the overall time and number of REM sleep episodes’.

In her study, Dyer (2016) found that by blending Mandarin essential oil along with other essential oils improved her patients' sleep quality when inhaled. Aromasticks were used, with a variety of essential oils like Mandarin, Frankincense, Lavender and Roman Chamomile. 

This 10 Best Essential Oils For Relaxation also gives more  information on using mandarin essential oil for relaxation and sleep.

Mandarin Essential Oil Recipe For Improved Sleep Quality

You can use this blend either as a Massage Oil or a Bath Oil. If you prefer a Bath Oil, also add a dispersant like Castile Soap or Polysorbate 20 or 80.

Blend the following oils together in a 100ml bottle:


    • Do not use it in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.
    • Do not expose your skin to the sun or sunbeds for 12 hours after application. 
    • Not suitable for babies under 6 months of age.
    • For children aged 6 months to 5 years - reduce to 10 drops of each essential oil, in 100 ml of carrier oil.

4. Mandarin Essential Oil For Kids

Little girl playing with fresh mandarin

When people ask us about Mandarin essential oil benefits, one of the first things we want to say is that it is great for kids. Mandarin is such a profoundly gentle, playful and cheerful essential oil and kids seem to really like using it. Such willingness is a boon when they are unwell and would benefit from it.

Its sedative actions are wonderful for calming hyperactivity and settling children down. It is especially useful to support normal sleep.

It would be the first essential oil I would turn to for children with digestive issues. From feeling sick, to having indigestion, diarrhea or constipation, I would address it with Mandarin essential oil and its wonderfully soothing effects.

Mandarin essential oil should also be at the top of your list for soothing nerves and  reducing stress in your children. It’s the perfect choice to add to a rollerball for them to use throughout the day if they are experiencing stress and anxiety whilst at school or college.

For more information on using Mandarin with any anxious or stressed child please read - How To Make A Calm Kit With Essential Oils For Your Autistic Child.

Mandarin Essential Oil Recipe For Bullied or Anxious Kids

This is a useful blend to use for children that are feeling anxious or stressed about going to school or participating in social activities.  It can be useful for children who feel vulnerable, isolated and who are experiencing bullying and/or peer pressure.

Rollerballs are perfect for popping in their coat pockets and school bags to be used throughout the day. Blended with a carrier oil, it can be a safer way for your older child to use essential oils whilst not under your direct supervision. Though please encourage them not to share with their mates, as they don’t know their medical history or health needs.

In a 20 ml rollerball blend the following oils: 


    • Do not use it in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.
    • Do not expose your skin to the sun or sunbeds for 12 hours after application.
    • Do not use it on children under two years of age.

5. How To Use Mandarin Essential Oil For Skin

When I first qualified as an aromatherapist, Julia Lawless’s Encyclopaedia of Essential Oils was my working bible. My beloved, dog eared copy is from 1992 and even back then, she cites Mandarin essential oil for the following uses in skincare:

‘Acne, congested and oily skin, scars, spots, stretch marks and toner’.

She also goes on to recommend it for fluid retention. 32 years on and it is still proving its worth in those very areas with aromatherapists across the world. 

Stretch Marks

For stretch marks, use Mandarin essential oil blended with other essential oils like Helichrysum, Hyssop and Jasmine. For stretch marks, add these essential oils to highly nourishing carrier oil like Rosehip and Wheatgerm and regularly apply them to the skin, massaging them firmly into the skin.

Toner and Astringent

Mandarin essential oil is just delicious in a toner for clearing oily and congested skin. It is an astringent essential oil, which will help to close your pores after cleansing and firm up your skin beautifully. It can support in reducing sebum production, which contributes to oily skin.

Blend it with Ylang-Ylang to help balance an oily T-zone and hormonal skin. I use it in my toners and my moisturizer for its astringent properties to firm and smooth my skin.

Free Radical Fighting Antioxidants

It is jam-packed with antioxidants to fight free radicals. Antioxidants are the basis of most anti-aging skin care products. Why pay the hefty price tags of designer brands when you can create your own products brimming with them? 

Puffy Skin

Mandarin is used by aromatherapists for different types of fluid retention. It can be useful if you have had a long night and wake up with puffy eyes. I also add it into my eye serums but it also works perfectly paired with Chamomile tea bags or slices of Cucumber to help reduce the inflammation and move any excess fluid.  

Mandarin essential oil in skin care feels refreshing and the fragrance is wonderfully uplifting. Its sedative effects make it lovely for night creams. Experiment with mandarin essential oil benefits for skin yourself and see what you can add to your skincare routine. 

Mandarin Essential Oil Recipe For An Astringent Toner

Toners are an intrinsic part of any skincare regimen. They are designed to drag out any last bits of dirt and grime after cleansing and astringent qualities help to close open pores. This reduces the likelihood of breakouts and blackheads.

Blend mandarin’s astringent actions with other astringent agents and you get wonderful skin tightening and firming actions. This is a wonderfully refreshing toner, that makes you feel uplifted.

Choose Green Mandarin essential oil to avoid daytime phototoxicity concerns.

Blend the following in a 100ml glass bottle.


    • Do not use it in the first 37 weeks of pregnancy.
    • Not suitable for children under 12 - their delicate skin does not need it.

6. Mandarin Essential Oil For Hair

Girl orange slices hair curlers

Mandarin essential oil is stuffed with active chemical constituents that promote a healthy circulation, especially in the scalp, like Limonene and Triterpenes. Having a healthy circulation to the scalp is key to healthy looking hair. It is lovely to scalp massage oils.

I also find that it is a useful essential oil to protect hair from dullness and dryness. This helps to reduce the chance of split ends and hair breakage. 

Mandarin Essential Oil Recipe For Shiny Hair Rinse 

Try this for super shiny, detangled hair that looks vibrant and full of life. It will smell pretty lush too! Don’t worry about the vinegar, the smell disappears! Simply pour over your freshly washed and conditioned hair, comb through and give a very light rinse. Use once a week for superbly shiny and luscious locks.

Steep 5 large sprigs of fresh Rosemary by pouring 700ml of boiling water over them in a large measuring jug. Allow to steep for 24 hours. Strain out the plant material. Measure out 100 ml of Witch Hazel and mix in your essential oils, if they don’t seem to dissolve into the Witch Hazel add a few drops of Castile Soap or a commercial dispersant.  Add 100 ml of Rosewater and 85 ml of Apple Cider Vinegar to this mix. Add all of this into the strained Rosemary Infusion and mix well.

Use within 24 hours and don’t store any leftovers. 

Essential Oil Blend


    • Do not use it in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.

7. Mandarin Essential Oil For Chicken Pox and Shingles

One of the lesser known Mandarin essential oil benefits is that it is amazing for supporting your body when you have Chicken Pox or Shingles. Otherwise known as the Varicella zoster virus.

The Varicella zoster virus causes chickenpox. Most commonly it affects children and young adults as Chickenpox, but it appears as Shingles in adults. Shingles is rarely found in children. It is a herpes virus that can infect humans, there are nine known herpes viruses that affect the human body. 

Mandarin Essential Oil Recipe For Soothing Pox Itch

Kids with chickenpox just want to scratch that itch and often scratching at the pox can lead to scarring, so we want to try and reduce that need to scratch as much as we can.

Simply tie this mixture in a muslin bag and hang it from the warm bath tap for welcome relief from the Pox Itch.  You can also steep it in a cup of hot water for an hour to make an infusion. Allow it to cool and then blot onto your child's skin with a soft cotton cloth, like you might a Calamine Lotion.

Use the infusion within 24 hours.  It’s easy to make fresh, as and when you need it.


Mix this oil blend into: 

    • 1 cup of Organic Oatmeal or Rolled Oats.


    • Do not use it in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.
    • Do not expose your skin to the sun or sunbeds for 12 hours after application. 
    • Do not use it on babies under 6 months of age.

8. Mandarin Essential Oil for Pain

Brunette man spine problems

Shingles is often accompanied by neuralgia, which is another area that mandarin essential oil may be helpful. However, Mandarin essential oil's benefits for pain are not fully understood.

A study from 2015 demonstrated that one of the constituents in mandarin essential oil - Methyl-N-methylanthranilate - interacts with TRP receptors involved in pain experience.  (Correa, 2015)

Essential Oils Constituents Can Reduce Pain 

Lakhan (2016) concluded that her study,

“Found a significant positive effect of aromatherapy in reducing pain. These results indicate that aromatherapy should be considered a safe addition to current pain management procedures as no adverse effects were reported in any of the included studies. Additionally, the cost associated with aromatherapy is far less than the cost associated with standard pain management treatment”.

Lakhan and her cohort make a good point about the costs associated with treating and managing pain. Since 99% of people experience chronic pain at some time in their lives, it is worth experimenting with essential oils. It should be stressed though that long term improvements may take time. Essential oils have cumulative effects and in the case of managing chronic pain, it can take some time to build up in our system to have a positive effect. It can be a welcome relief for both your body and your bank account!

It took me months to realize the value of the addition of Vetiver into my daily routine for my own chronic pain. Read about it here - Learning To Live With Endometriosis And How Essential Oils Can Help. Also, understanding what type of pain you are experiencing and how to address it with aromatherapy and essential oils is key, find out more in Healing Touch: Top Essential Oil Lotions For Aches And Pain Relief.

Mandarin Essential Oil Recipe For Exhaustion Due To Chronic Pain

One of the most common symptoms that people with Chronic Pain experience is exhaustion and the associated fatigue. Being in pain ALL the time is absolutely exhausting. If your pain is not managed, there is no escape or respite from it.

However, all is not lost, essential oils can be wonderful weapons in your arsenal against pain and its residual symptoms like exhaustion, anxiety and depression.  Try this rollerball to keep you focused, bring clarity and uplift you when you need it most. I fully understand that life does not stop just because you are in pain. This is for when you need to keep up with life for a short while.

Simply apply to your pulse points and massage in thoroughly up to 8 times a day or inhale as and when needed.

In a 20 ml rollerball blend the following oils:


    • Do not use it in the first 16 weeks of pregnancy.
    • Do not expose your skin to the sun or sunbeds for 12 hours after application. 
    • Not suitable for children under 12 years of age.

9. Mandarin Essential Oil For Your Diffusers

Reed diffuser

Only last week we had a customer enquiring about Mandarin essential oil diffuser benefits.

You can already see the versatility of this essential oil that you can easily capitalize upon within the home. Use it in your diffuser to calm hyperactive or fractious children. If your child is anxious, stressed or having trouble sleeping, diffuse in their bedroom for an hour before bedtime.

If you feel down in the dumps and a bit low, Mandarin essential oils can uplift you and help you feel better about yourself and your day. I also find it is wonderful for instilling a sense of protection and safety, so it’s lovely to use if you feel a bit vulnerable, singled out or bullied.

Turn it on when you have someone in the house experiencing respiratory issues. Mandarin is widely used for bringing soothing relief.

However,  do be careful diffusing mandarin essential oil in your home if you have cats. Cats don’t possess the right enzymes in their livers to metabolize certain essential oils effectively. Mandarin is one of these essential oils. Always ensure you leave the door open if the cat wants to leave the room, and it is best to avoid rooms where the cat may be sleeping. 

Mandarin Essential Oil Recipe For A Party Diffuser Blend

Mandarin is a wonderful essential oil for uplifting people and in Jill Bruce’s book, The Garden of Eden, she describes Mandarin as ‘chatty’. We have to agree, we find it energetic, playful and cheerful to boot.

You would be forgiven for questioning the use of such a calming oil in a party diffuser blend, but  blended with other vibrant citrus oils it comes alive. It can be the life and soul of your party.

In a 5ml dropper bottle blend the following essential oils:


    • For use, follow the manufacturer's instructions for your individual diffuser
    • Label listing the full ingredients with an oil proof label and annotated as UNDILUTED.
    • This is designed for your Diffuser and is not for topical use on the skin. 
    • Do not use it in a home where cats are present. 

10. Mandarin Essential Oil For Pest Control

Spraying green tomatoes

Campolo (2020) found that, along with Lemon and Sweet Orange essential oils, Mandarin essential oil showed potential against Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), which is a key tomato pest. He concluded that:

‘These plant essential oils (EOs) may play a central role in arthropod pest control….Mandarin EO-based insecticide presented a significant impact on predator survival and reproduction. Conversely, all the tested compounds proved to be harmless for the soil enzymatic and the plant antioxidant activities. Overall, these results provide solid bases for the development of novel biopesticides for sustainable tomato crop protection’.

This shows very promising activity, certainly in protecting tomato crops from arthropod pests.

Alongside essential oils like Lemon, Rosemary, and Thyme, I use mandarin in my bug spray to control white, green, and black flies on my plants, both in the house and garden, 

Mandarin Essential Oil Recipe For Pest Control Spray

Try this when those first bugs start to appear in the spring and use it throughout the growing season to discourage pests. I have noticed that it also seems to act as a deterrent for a period of time afterwards, when I have used it on my houseplants..

It is simple to make. Just pop it all in a dedicated plant spray bottle. I wrote the recipe directly on the bottle with a permanent marker. This not only reminds me how to make it, but is also great for safety, should it be misused. I would simply take the bottle to the relevant medical professional complete with the handwritten recipe! Otherwise, a waterproof and oil proof label should suffice.

Simply combine the following and decant into the spray bottle:


    • This is not designed for topical use on the skin.
    • Avoid spraying into the face and eyes, if you do, rinse with clean warm water. Seek medical assistance if irritation persists, taking the labeled bottle with you. 
    • Store away from children and pets.

The Final Word

I hope that you can now see just how versatile Mandarin essential oil is! With its bright, cheerful, and playful fragrance, it is immediately uplifting and makes you smile.

This uplifting quality makes it perfect for alleviating exhaustion, anxiety, stress and depression. It makes a wonderful support to your nighttime regimen to get quality sleep, especially through stressful times.

Capitalize on Mandarin essential oil's soothing qualities to settle digestion and get sluggish digestion moving.

Inhale it for nausea.

If you are looking for an essential oil to soothe fractious and anxious children, Mandarin essential oil should be your first port of call. It is ideal for when they feel vulnerable, singled out or bullied, adding in that layer of soothing and protectiveness.

Stop the ‘Pox Itch’ in its tracks and soothe inflamed and itchy skin. Always use it with Oatmeal or Oats for that extra boost of skin soothing wonderment.

Rinse your hair with infused Rosemary and Mandarin essential oil for super luscious locks. Use its astringent qualities to clean your congested and oily skin and close up pores for firmer, smoother looking skin.

Use Mandarin essential oil if you have been stressed or in pain for a long time, especially if life doesn't show any signs of letting you have some rest.

Conversely if you are bursting with energy and ready to party, pop some Mandarin essential oil in the diffuser to create a convivial and cheerful party atmosphere. It gets people chatting and so is fab in situations where guests don’t know each other.

Finally, bust those pesky bugs off your precious plants and protect your tomato crops from arthropods like the South American tomato pinworm or tomato leaf miner or Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae).

I hope that you enjoyed this voyage of discovery with Mandarin essential oil as much as I have.  Who knew such a fruit could offer quite so much?!

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