Mandarin essential oil is a lovely, gentle, citrus oil, so gentle that it has a reputation of being the ideal children's oil. It has mildly sedative and calming properties and can be used to help send over-tired or hyped-up young children to sleep. It also calms an upset stomach, having anti-spasmodic properties on the digestive system, and is especially good also for this in children.
It is also great in a vaporizer in the evening, for children and for adults, to set the mood for going to bed. Most children love mandarins (the fruit), and most of them also love these essential oils.
Blends well with Neroli, Grapefruit, Orange, Lime, Lemon, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove, Frankincense, and Lavender.