Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Healing With Mandarin

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Today we are going to check out Mandarin oil. It is a oil that is useful for many digestive complaints and can be used on babies due to it gentle properties.

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Healing With Mandarin

Bright and cheerful, the delicate sweet tangy aroma of Mandarin is refreshing and uplifting . Mandarin essential oil, expressed from the peel of Mandarin fruit, has a range of gentle therapeutic properties.

Its soft citrus scent is mild enough for babies and children, and can be used throughout pregnancy.

Mandarin's primary Acton is as a tonic that aids the digestive process. It stimulates the appetite and the liver, helping to regulate digestion and  the  breakdown of fat. It has proved useful for soothing stomach cramps, morning sickness and indigestion. Used as part of a detoxifying program, it reduces fluid retention and purifies the body

Mandarin oil is a very effective treatment for scars and stretch marks, especially when combined with Neroli and Lavender. Its astringent action helps to clear oily complexions and can be used to firm the skin.

Active Ingredients Of Mandarin Oil

Monoterpenes~The Monoterpene Limonene gives Mandarin stimulating antiseptic and antibacterial qualities. High concentrations of Monoterpenes make the oil pron to oxidation. To avoid waste, it is better to buy Mandarin oil in small quantities and use within six months.

Aldehydes~Mandarin contains Citral and Citronellal.

Alcohols~The Alcohol Geraniol is responsible for the oil's uplifting qualities.

Using Mandarin Oil

A Sweet And Gentle Beauty Oil

Cleanse Oily Skin~Use the following facial massage blend to ease oily skin:
  • 4 drops Mandarin
  • 4 drops Cypress
  • 3 drops Juniper
  • 1 tbsp jojoba carrier oil

The Mandarin and Juniper will help tone congested skin and the Cypress helps balance sebum production.

Heal Scars & Stretch Marks~The following blend promotes cellular regeneration and the Wheatgerm base oil nourishes new tissue:
  • 2 drops Mandarin
  • 2 drops Lavender
  • 2 drops Neroli
  • 1/2 tsp Wheatgerm carrier oil

A Soothing Oil For Children

Calming Massage~Calm a fretful baby with the following blend:
  • 5 drops Mandarin
  • 2 drops Chamomile
  • 2 tbsp Sweet Almond
Massage the oil into the soles of the feet until the baby is soothed.

Constipation~Relive the discomfort of constipation in young children by massaging the abdomen in a clockwise direction using this blend:
  • 5 drops Mandarin
  • 5 drops Geranium
  • 1 tbsp Sweet Almond
The Geranium works synergistically with Mandarin to stimulate the congested digestion.

Hyperactivity~Calm and soothe an overactive toddler into a restful nights sleep my relaxing hem in a warm bath infused with the following blend just before bedtime:
  • 3 drops Mandarin
  • 3 drops Lavender

Calming Fragrance

Shower Blend~For an invigorating shower use:
  • 4 drops Mandarin
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Peppermint
  • 1 tbsp Shower Gel
Insomnia Bath~Add to bath before bed:
  • 5 drops Mandarin
  • 5 drops Lavender
  • 5 drops Geranium

Another post finished. Some great info here, especially if you have babies. I sure wish I had known this 20 odd years ago...would've been a blessing for sure. Okay have a good day, afternoon or evening!

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