Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mandarin/Tangerine


Citrus Reticulata/Nobilis/Delicosa—expressed from the outer peel.  The terms are used somewhat interchangeably.  They are chemo types of the same species and the oils are quite different.    MANDARIN is considered sweeter and almost floral.  Blends well with other citruses, NEROLI, and the spice oils.  TANGERINE is considered more fresh, orange-like, but with less “body” than MANDARIN, which is preferred in perfumery.  Blends well with other citrus oils such as lime, orange, lemon, and grapefruit, as well as spice oils such as nutmeg, cinnamon, bay and clove.
The “green” mandarin is fresher and fruitier.  

CAUTIONS: Generally considered non-toxic, non-irritant. Possible sensitizer, especially with old oils. Dilute well for topical use.  PHOTO TOXIC.  Do NOT use on skin exposed to sunlight.

CHARACTER:  "Refreshing Sweetness" Gentle, Peaceful, Revitalizing, Sympathetic, Innocent, Supportive
ETHERIC COLORS: Blue, Violet
CRYSTALS/GEMS:  Pink and Gold Topaz,  Flower Jasper, Mandarin Jade     
ELEMENT:  Fire, Water  
 PERFUME NOTE:  Top to Mid   
Blending Factor=7
ASTROLOGICAL:  Saturn; Sun
ENERGY TYPE: 1, 2

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES:  Calm, Uplifted, Refreshed, Inspired, Soothed, Sprightly, Integrity, Tranquil, Cheerful, Strength

PERSONALITY:
+Sweet, gentle, loving, kindness, which is extended to all living things.
+They’ll have boxes full of letters, photos, dried flowers, mementos kept from long ago.
+Has a meek manner, but their spirit is not meek.  They often need love and protection.
+The last thing they would do is hurt someone’s feelings.
+They gladden hearts and take care of the older generation, who appreciate courtesies.
+They manage well when left on their own.  They are paradoxical and complex, possibly outliving every one and carrying on when stronger types have fallen by the wayside.
+Love children and will protect them fiercely, ever watchful of dangers.
+Their ideal partner is one who helps them become more assertive and carefree.
-If negative, can become hysterical and compulsive, usually about cleanliness.  They might have nightmares, fears, and be jumpy and nervous.
The TANGERINE variation of personality is somewhere between MANDARIN and ORANGE. Children and the young at heart are attracted to this personality and oil.  Signifies Inner Child, brings Christ Child energy.

USED FOR THESE NEGATIVE TRAITS: Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Dejection, Emptiness, Dwelling on the past, Desolate, Emotional trauma, Fear, Sadness, Irritable

USED FOR THESE PHYSICAL STATES:  Cramped muscles, PMS, Liver/Gall bladder, Acne, Congested skin, Fluid retention, Digestive problems, Insomnia, Restless


ARCHETYPES:  CHILD ORPHAN, CHILD WOUNDED, HERMIT, PARENT, PROTECTOR, SCRIBE

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