Mandarin essential oil is another good astringent - it can help to combat areas of the skin where acne breaks out and improve dull looking skin. It's particularly effective when used to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy - always diluted in a carrier oil. This will create a lovely massage oil which should be applied from the 5th month of pregnancy onwards. Use daily. You may also like to use it as a relieving massage in cases of tummy upsets in adults and children alike. Dilute to 1 or 2% in the Carrier Oil of your choice. Then massage gently on the tummy area. Or simply add a few drops to your bath at bedtime (even nicer if combined with Neroli!). Mandarin Oil has a gentle action and is fantastic at helping to relax children. It's great for calming tantrums and when they're over-excited or over-tired. Mandarin Red is produced from those fruits harvested later in the season and has a slightly more mature and smoother aroma than the Green version. The volatile oil obtained by cold-pressing the peels of mandarin oranges. Very sweet, citrusy, fruity. Antiseptic, anti-fungal, relaxing, calming. Ingredients: Limonene, methyl-anthranilate, geraniol, citral, citronellal among others. Citrus nobilis Peel Oil Safety Advice: Please note that The Holistic Emporium or Amphora Aromatics Ltd cannot be held responsible for any injury, illness or adverse reaction to any recipes, instructions or advice given. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that they have followed the relevant safety protocols and that they are aware of any possible side effects before use. We always advise that a skin patch test is carried out before full usage of any natural product whether purchased from ourselves or elsewhere.