Green Mandarin is one of doTERRA's more recently released essential oils and it's quickly become one of my favorites!
Green Mandarin was offered to rulers in China as a show of respect, representing abundance and happiness during Chinese New Year celebrations.
Green Mandarin is simply the unripened fruit from the Mandarin tree, which doTERRA noticed was being wasted by being thrown out if they didn't mature. Thinning fruit trees from immature fruit is a necessary part of the growing process because it prepares room for the remaining fruit to ripen and mature, but at that stage the thinned product is too green and sour to eat.
According to doTERRA, approximately 60–70 percent of the unripe fruit is removed in this thinning process. Historically, this green, unripe fruit had been left on the ground, later to decompose and become organic matter.
Thanks to Enzo, a 4th generation grower in Brazil, he discovered that there were significant health benefits from the unripened fruit and now instead of being tossed, the remnants are re-purposed by being cold pressed into essential oil. Now these small-scale farmers are being compensated for that product, providing them with a steadier income and more sustainable business.
True upcycling at its finest! Learn more about the incredible story of sourcing this oil in Southern Brazil here.
Unlike the mandarin orange, Green Mandarin is not as sweet smelling as most of citrus fruits. It does have a powerful citrus and airy smell, I liken it to a citrus-like honeydew aroma - it's so unique and refreshing in that way.
I like to refer to it as the Boss Lady/Man oil, as it's the oil of unlimited potential. I swear anytime I'm diffusing it I seem to meet and come across high powered and inspiring individuals. How this works is it has a cheerful aroma that reminds us of pure potential and that there are truly unlimited opportunities.
Green Mandarin helps individuals rise above emotional baggage, self doubt, fear and failure and reminds them of a time before this. It leads to excitement and wonder which are both necessary for an abundance mindset. It's especially powerful for inner child work, depressed and nervous feelings. Emotionally Green Mandarin also helps with situational anxiety and stress. I drink it in my water frequently for all these reasons - plus it tastes incredible!
Physically this oil acts as a tonic, it supports poor circulation, congested lymph, liver and kidney detox, sluggish bile flow, gas, heartburn and constipation. Additionally it supports clear skin from imperfections such as wrinkles, stretch marks, scars, and acne plus healthy respiratory system.
Interestingly enough, unlike other citrus essential oils Green Mandarin is not photosensitive so it's safe to wear in the sun!
Learn more about the chemical constituents in doTERRA's chemistry wheel.
How it smells
Citrus, fruit, slightly sweet and floral
For gas, sluggish digestion, constipation, heartburn & ulcers, apply 1-2 drops over area of concern or take internally
For poor circulation, congested lymphs, water retention, take 1-2 drops with black pepper daily under tongue or in capsule
For liver and kidney detox, sluggish bile flow, take 1-2 drops with juniper berry and lemon 2x's daily
For acne, oily skin, wounds, scars, combine with skin care products and apply to areas of concern
For imbalanced blood sugar and fat metabolism and cholesterol, take 1-2 drops daily in a capsule for lemongrass or cinnamon
For cough, respiratory issues, diffuse with spearmint and apply to chest and back. take 1-2 drops internally
For skin and breast cancer, take 1-2 drops 2x's daily with copaiba. Apply topically to areas of concern
For wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots, stretch marks, add to skin care products and apply to areas of concern
For odor and surface cleaning, diffuse or spritz diluted with water
For flavoring and natural food preservative, add a drop to dishes, frostings, smoothies, and cut fruit
For perfume apply with Neroli to pulse points
For depressed, agitated, nervous, inner child work, diffuse, take 1 drop in water or under tongue. Apply to pulse points. Especially good for children. Combine with Lavender, Vetiver, Rose, and/or Neroli
For feelings of distress, use aromatically and topically to feel carefree
For situational anxiety, apply 1-2 drops under nose, diffuse, or take internally
For lack of energy or alertness, mental fatigue and dementia, apply 1-2 drops on palms of hands, rub together and inhale deeply
When feeling limited, fearful, and doubtful, dilute with carrier oil and apply around navel, heart and wrists or diffuse
Ways to use
Check out these ways to use Green Mandarin here!
How to order
If you’re already a doTERRA customer you can add it to your Loyalty Rewards Order. Not a wholesale member yet? Get Green Mandarin here.
Be sure to enroll with an enrollment kit if you want to waive the annual $35 fee! Then add on single oils you'd like.
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* Methods of use: I'm only referring to use with doTERRA essential oils. Please use at your own risk with other brands.