THIS WEEK'S TUESDAY TIP OFF IS ... RED MANDARIN!!
Updated: Jul 8, 2019
Citrus reticulata known as the sweetest of all citrus fruits, the red mandarin from the Citrus reticulata tree is usually peeled and eaten whole or used in salads and desserts, but its rind also contains a wonderfully unique essential oil. Although it is similar to the tangerine—in fact, mandarins are often referred to as tangerines interchangeably in some parts of the world—the fruit and the essential oil of Red Mandarin is quite unique in the citrus world.
Red Mandarin essential oil carries a sweet, almost floral aroma. It is beneficial to the skin and emotions. Taken internally, Red Mandarin essential oil can aid the digestive system.
Add 2–3 drops to your skin cleanser or toner for boosted clarifying properties. For a cleansing spray, add a several drops each of Red Mandarin and Purify blend to a spray bottle of water. Diffuse in the morning to purify the air while invigorating and brightening mood.Add a few drops to a cup of juice, tea, or water for digestive benefits.
While Green Mandarin essential oil comes from the unripened fruit of the mandarin tree, Red Mandarin—also known as Tangor and Temple Orange—comes from mature mandarin fruit. doTERRA Red Mandarin essential oil is sourced in Brazil.
Citrus oils are uplifting, energizing, and cleansing; Red Mandarin is no exception. It promotes positive, cheerful feelings. You can take advantage of this benefit by diffusing, breathing it from your hands, or even applying to your skin. Red Mandarin also has calming properties on the nervous system when taken internally.
Red Mandarin contains 65–75 percent limonene in its composition. Limonene is a chemical component found in high concentrations in most citrus oils—it accounts for citrus oils’ cleansing and uplifting effects. However, Red Mandarin and Green Mandarin’s compositions also includes gamma-Terpinene (y-terpinene), which is found in Tea Tree (Melaleuca) and other purifying oils. Red Mandarin is cleansing to the skin and air. It can be especially helpful in improving the appearance of oily skin.
Red Mandarin essential oil is beneficial to the digestive system when take internally. Dilute one drop in 4 oz. of water. Considered the sweetest of the citrus fruits, its fruit is used in salads and desserts. You may enjoy adding a few drops to drinks, smoothies, and other recipes not just for the digestive benefits, but also to add a different, sweet twist to your usual flavors.
Mandarin Essential Oil Interesting Facts
The mandarin tree may reach a height of up to 25 feet with and larger width. The tree contains thorns and has slender twigs. The leaves are narrow and oval-shaped, tapering to a point at each end, and have tiny, rounded teeth and narrowly winged stalks. The mandarin orange is native to Southeastern Asia and the Philippines and is most abundantly grown in Japan, southern China, India and the East Indies.
It made way to the western world through two varieties from Canton that were taken to England in 1805. They were eventually cultivated around the Mediterranean and well-established in Italy by 1850. Around that time, mandarins were planted in New Orleans, then Florida and later in California.
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