Mandarin Orange Essential Oil

 

Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata

Plant Part: Fruit Peel

Extraction Method: Cold Pressing

Origin: Italy

Description: A member of the orange family, Mandarin trees are smaller than orange trees with small leaves and fruits.

Color: Orange

Consistency: Light

Note: Top  A

roma Strength: Light

Blends well with: other citrus oils such as Lime, Orange, Lemon, and Grapefruit, as well as spice oils such as Cinnamon and Clove.

Aromatic Scent: Mandarin essential oil has an intense, sweet, fresh scent characteristic of citrus fruit.

History: The name is said to come from the fact that it was a traditional gift to the mandarins of China. Native to southern China and the Far East, brought to Europe in 1805 and to the USA forty years later.

Cautions: There is some evidence that Mandarin essential oil is photo-toxic. Direct sunlight should be avoided after using the mandarin essential oil.