Mandarin is considered one of the gentler oils out there, making it popular for use by pregnant women and on children (in low dilutions). It has a sweet, gentle, tangy aroma and similar actions to Sweet Orange and Bergamot. It is a great oil for irritability and tension with the ability to uplift and calm.
After a hard day, try soaking in a bath containing 3 drops of Mandarin, 3 drops of Geranium and 2 drops of Patchouli, all blended in a teaspoon of Peach Kernel oil.
If pregnant, a gentle massage of the bump using 1 drop of Mandarin in a teaspoon of Peach Kernel is always pleasant. As with all essential oils, extra care must be taken during pregnancy, particularly during the first trimester. If in doubt, seek medical assistance, or consult a qualified aromatherapist.