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. TANGERINE is considered more fresh, orange-like, but with less “body” than MANDARIN, which is preferred in perfumery. 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
ASTROLOGICAL: Saturn; Sun
ENERGY TYPE: 1, 2
USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Calm, Uplifted, Refreshed, Inspired, Soothed, Sprightly, Integrity, Tranquil, Cheerful, Strength
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
+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.
BLENDS: Amethyst, Anahata, Angel's Landing, Brave Heart, Butterfly Kisses, Captivating, Caldera, Chocolate Jelly Rings, Cinnamon Bears, Classic Maya, Dreamsicle, Emerald Pool, Forever Christmas, Green Tourmaline, Horse Whisper, Jade, Hopi Legend, Mesa Verde,
ARCHETYPES: CHILD ORPHAN, CHILD WOUNDED, HERMIT, PARENT, PROTECTOR, SCRIBE
Blends well with other citrus oils such as neroli, lime, orange, lemon, and grapefruit, as well as spice oils such as nutmeg, cinnamon, bay and clove.
The principal constituents are limonene, methyl-anthranilate, geraniol, citral, citronellal.