Mandarin Red is similar to Tangerine oil, both in chemical composition and fragrance. One of the benefits to choosing either of these oils, when you are looking for a citrus note, is the lack of photo sensitizing components. Because the fruit is harvested, and the oil pressed, from the fully ripe fruit there is very little risk, unlike the other pressed oils. It also is not prone to the irritation potential and is a much better choice for mass marketed product lines. It is still a good idea to combine with anti-oxidants but is not crucial for safety, making this a great choice in skin care blends.
Mandarin Red is a great choice for when you need to sweeten up a blend and don't want to spend a lot to do it. Mandarin Red is known to be a great stress reducer, aiding in sleep disorders and anxiety.
Mandarin Red, like Tangerine, is sweet and slightly floral and a good choice when you want to add a citrus without the tang or tartness of the other peel oils. It also creates a nice bridge between the top and middle notes, to help balance your blend and keep them from dissipating so quickly. Blends very nicely with the florals and the other citrus oils.
Yellow to Dark Orange
||Characteristic Sweet Citrus
Skin Care: all skin types, especially oily / combination
Psychological: uplifting, relaxing
Physiological: calming, anti-anxiety
Middle Note / Bridge
Sweet citrus fragrance with floral undertones
Blends well with all citrus and floral notes