Citrus recticulata blando
Mandarin is a lovely oil which is very popular with parents of young children. This is because it's one of the few oils which is safe to use with infants and is also due to its sunny, positive nature.
It may be burned, vaporised or inhaled for its uplifting, relaxing and cheering properties and is especially popular in blends to help with depression, stress, nervous tension, irritability etc.
In massage it is recommended for use in a calming blend - particularly for younger children. A soothing, calming massage with Mandarin, Lavender & Chamomile well diluted in a carrier oil can have an amazing calming effect on a youngster who is having a tantrum.
It can also be found in massage blends to ease flatulence, dyspepsia and other gastric issues.
Method of Use:
Massage: Mix up to 2 drops in total with other essential oils for massage, Making the blend a total of 6 drops diluted into a carrier oil of your choice. In all cases, less is more.
Diffuser/oil burner: 4-5 drops in TOTAL with other essential oils.
Bath: Can be mixed with other essential oils, never exceed MORE than 6 drops in total for the oil blend. Add the oils to an egg cup of full fat milk to disperse in the bath water.