- Add 2–3 drops to your skin cleanser or toner for boosted clarifying properties.
- For a cleansing spray, add a several drops each of Red Mandarin and Purify blend to a spray bottle of water.
- Diffuse in the morning to purify the air while invigorating and brightening mood.
- Add a few drops to a cup of juice, tea, or water for digestive benefits.
What Is Red Mandarin Essential Oil?
While Green Mandarin essential oil comes from the unripened fruit of the mandarin tree, Red Mandarin—also known as Tangor and Temple Orange—comes from mature mandarin fruit. doTERRA Red Mandarin essential oil is sourced in Brazil.
What Is Red Mandarin Essential Oil Used For?
Citrus oils are uplifting, energizing, and cleansing; Red Mandarin is no exception. It promotes positive, cheerful feelings. You can take advantage of this benefit by diffusing, breathing it from your hands, or even applying to your skin. Red Mandarin also has calming properties on the nervous system when taken internally.*
Red Mandarin contains 65–75 percent limonene in its composition. Limonene is a chemical component found in high concentrations in most citrus oils—it accounts for citrus oils’ cleansing and uplifting effects. However, Red Mandarin and Green Mandarin’s compositions also includes gamma-Terpinene (y-terpinene), which is found in Tea Tree (Melaleuca) and other purifying oils. Red Mandarin is cleansing to the skin and air. It can be especially helpful in improving the appearance of oily skin.
Can You Take Red Mandarin Essential Oil Internally?
Red Mandarin essential oil is beneficial to the digestive system when taken internally.* Dilute one drop in 4 oz. of water. Considered the sweetest of the citrus fruits, its fruit is used in salads and desserts. You may enjoy adding a few drops to drinks, smoothies, and other recipes not just for the digestive benefits*, but also to add a different, sweet twist to your usual flavors.