Mandarin essential oil is extracted from the peel of mandarin oranges (Citrus reticulata). Native to China, but now Italy grows them and produces Mandarin essential oil. O-M761-E
It is adaptable and can be used to treat a wide range of physical and emotional conditions. A few drops added to a carrier can be used in massage to treat cellulite, stretch marks and fluid retention effectively. Mandarin oil has a mild antispasmodic effect which makes it useful for relaxing muscle spasms, and when massaged on the abdomen helps to relieve stomach problems.
Mandarin essential oil has a reputation of being safe for use with children, but caution is still needed. May be irritant on young skin if used in too high a concentration for long periods. Just one drop to every 5mls of carrier on young children for massage use.