Shikuwasa - Taiwan Tangerine - Citrus depressa

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Botanical Name - Shikuwasa - Taiwan Tangerine - Citrus depressa.

Plant Origin - Japan.

Oil taken from - Fruit peel.

Extraction Method - Cold pressed.

Aroma Description - A zesty and sour Lemon-Lime Citrus aroma with lightly

bitter undertones.

Traditional uses for Shikuwasa Essential Oil include -

Also known as Taiwan Tangerine, Shikuwasa Lime and Hirami Lemon, this tiny little Citrus fruit produces a powerful Essential Oil.

Shikuwasa is a very precious and rare Citrus Essential Oil, and we at Mantra Aromatherapy are delighted to offer it as part of our Rare and Remarkable Citrus Essential Oil and Japanese Essential Oil ranges.

Shikuwasa fruits are very small - only 3-4cm in diameter and a vibrant deep green colour.

It is debated that Shikuwasa is one of the original species of Mandarin.

The name Shikuwasa means in Japanese -

Shi = 'sour', and

Kuwasa = 'to eat'.

So a translation would be 'to eat the sourness'.

As it is a rare product we are currently only able to offer pure Shikuwasa Essential Oil in 1ml and 5ml sizes.

Shikuwasa Essential Oil is stimulating and uplifting to the body.  It helps combat stress, tension, anxiety, mental fatigue and nervous conditions when used regularly.

As with a lot Citrus Essential Oils it is a strong anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory agent, making it useful in skin care support to de-toxify and remove impurities. It is great for oily and greasy hair and skin types as it can re-address and help normalize the balance of oil secretions.

In body massage it is stimulating to the digestive and circulatory systems and helps to cleanse and remove impurities from the body.  

Shikuwasa is also highly anti-bacterial, a useful anti-fungicidal agent and is naturally high in anti-oxidants, making it an excellent choice to combat aging as it helps to scavenge free-radicals that can cause premature damage to cells.

As the aroma is so strong and deeply refreshing, it can be burnt to create an incredible ambience in a room and to deodorize if you require a quick breeze of zesty Citrus freshness.

This unique Essential Oil could also be used in candles, potpourri and soaps if you feel like making something very special.

Shikuwasa Essential Oil blends well with -

Citron, Blue Tansy, Coffee Blossom, Cocoa, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Beeswax, Cherry Blossom, Tiger Lily, Petitgrain, Rose, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang Essential Oils amongst many others.


Mantra Aromatherapy's Shikuwasa Essential Oil is -

A pure and neat Essential Oil that has not been blended/adulterated or diluted in any way.

It is a Vegan product that is cruelty free.

Is presented for retail in a pharmaceutical grade brown glass bottle with a tamper proof cap and its own dripper insert for ease of use.

Each product purchased is freshly decanted from verified stock in the Uk in Wales.

Mantra Aromatherapy's Shikuwasa Essential Oil is a Therapeutic Grade product and can be used as part of a Holistic treatment.

Product Safety -

Always store pure Essential Oils/Absolute Oils in brown glass bottles in an upright position with their cap firmly secured in place.

To maximise the shelf life of any Essential Oil/Absolute Oil it should be stored out of direct sunlight, in a cool, dry environment.  - A medicine cabinet is ideal!

Essential Oils/Absolute Oils should never be -

taken internally,

put on the skin without being correctly diluted first. 

never be put in or near the eyes nor put on areas of damaged or inflamed  skin. 

they should be stored away from children and used with caution around babies, small children and pets.

care and Medical advice should be taken before using Essential Oils/Absolute Oils if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you have a medical condition.

Always patch test before using any new Essential Oil/Absolute Oil.

Please note - important information - 

Disclaimer for Mantra Aromatherapy's Essential Oils, Absolute Oils and

Products -

The section on the Traditional Uses of Essential Oils/Absolute Oils is just that - what each Essential Oil/Absolute Oil has been used for Traditionally by generations of users. 

Mantra Aromatherapy are not making any medical claims for the uses of any of the Essential Oils/Absolute Oils/Products we sell. 

Essential Oils/Absolute Oils should not be used to treat, cure or prevent any medical condition and they should not be used to substitute mainstream medical treatments. 

We reflect only what has been written about the reputed traditional uses of each Essential Oil/Absolute Oil to help guide you to a starting point for your own personal requirements, enjoyment and research.