Native to Asia, the humble Mandarin is one of only four ancestors of most other citrus varieties, out of the four parental ancestors, it is the only fruit which is sweet to the taste and therefore all the more important. Used in traditional Chinese medicine for it’s part in regulation of ch’I, believed to be essential to maintaining health and achieving a long life. Mandarin oil helps to rejuvenate the skin as it is thought to improve the circulation of blood and lymph, particularly below the skin. The oil is also said to promote the growth of new cells and tissues, reviving the skin.
As with most citrus oils, Mandarin extract shares the common benefits of it’s antiviral, antiseptic, astringent, antibacterial and exfoliating properties, helping to naturally maintain happy & healthy skin. Our bodies are ecosystems that harbour a microbial universe, a menagerie of beneficial microbes making up you’re own unique Microbiome. The digestive system gets the majority of the attention when we talk about the microbiome, home to trillions of organisms that can affect the body, but it is definitely not the only place these bacteria exist, our skin also has it’s own microbiome which is essential in keeping us healthy, it is essential we keep it healthy too.