The mandarin is smaller than an orange, with sweeter flesh and a sharper taste and smell, grown on the citrus reticulata tree. Our mandarin essential oil is cold pressed from the skin of mandarins grown in Italy.
|Botanical Name:||Citrus Reticulata|
|Country of Origin:||Italy|
|Extraction Method:||Cold expression|
|Aromatic Scent:||intense, sweet, fresh scent characteristic of citrus fruit|
|Blends Well With:||Bergamot, Grapefruit, Lemon, Nutmeg, Neroli, Rose, Vetiver, Ylang ylang|
Mandarin is prized for its potent smell and is a common ingredient in perfumes and cosmetics. Diffuse or apply topically in 2-5% dilution.
The name is said to come from the fact that it was a traditional gift to the mandarins of China. It is native to southern China and the Far East, and was brought to Europe in 1805 and to the USA forty years later.