Mandarin essential oil can be expressed from the peel of the ripe (Red Mandarin) or unripe (Green Mandarin) fruits. Red Mandarin has a soft, smooth and sweet orange aroma, while the Green is tarter, dryer and more complex. It has uplifting and balancing qualities and is emotionally comforting. The main action of Red mandarin is on the digestive system, where it stimulates and tonifies. Its detoxifying properties make a suitable for anti-cellulite routines, and Red mandarin is also excellent for helping to prevent stretchmarks during pregnancy.