This Yellow Mandarin essential oil contains limonene (87.89%) for antibacterial, antiviral and expectorant qualities. An excellent choice for skin toners and cleansers with its astringent, antiseptic, antibacterial, antioxidant, and balancing properties.
With regard to phototoxicity, there appears to be confusion among varieties of mandarin with some sources indicating yes and others no. Our most trusted source, Robert Tisserand (Essential Oil Safety), indicates Mandarin 'leaf' essential oil (Citrus reticulata blanco) is phototoxic and the oil cold pressed from the 'peel' is not. We found no delineation of information between Green, Yellow and Red Mandarin.
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Aromatherapy use: antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent, antioxidant, antispasmodic, calming, expectorant
General use: Oil diffusers, potpourri, perfume, bath and body, soap and candle scenting
Contraindications: Use in low dilution (1%) with sensitive skin. Err to caution and refrain use prior to sun exposure, possibly phototoxic.