Mandarin - AroMed's Citrus reticulata is unsprayed (free of pesticides and herbicides) and the rinds are cold pressed in South Africa. Mandarin is in the rutaceae plant family, and is a top note with a very sweet, mildly floral, citrus aroma.


  • Mandarin is highly valued as a go-to oil for children. Its candy sweet aroma, calming nature and digestive qualities make it the first oil I reach for when helping a child with anxiety, sleeplessness and/or tummy upset.
  • Battaglia suggests there is some evidence that suggests mandarin can soothe restlessness in hyperactive children, too.
  • Mandarin is also safe during pregnancy, when properly diluted. It can  decrease morning sickness when inhaled. Also, a combination of wheat germ oil, mandarin and lavender essential oils in a 1% dilution (3 drops of each essential oil in 1 ounce of wheat germ oil) can help prevent stretch marks when applied daily, starting at about the 20th week of pregnancy.

Emotional Support -  Mandarin is like childhood happiness bottled!  Truly a joyful aroma. It can encourage calm, upliftment, inspiration, soothing, integrity and tranquility.

Blends well with -  basil, black pepper, roman chamomile, cinnamon, clove, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper berry, lemon, lime, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

Safety data- Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Keep mandarin in dark bottle in refrigerator when not in use. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.


Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

Worwood, V.A. Aromatherapy for the Soul, New World Library, 1999.

Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.