Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata
Plant Part: Fruit Peel
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Description: A member of the orange family, mandarin trees are smaller than orange trees with small leaves and fruits.
Color: Orange-yellow to a dark orange liquid.
Common Uses: Mandarin Essential Oil is often used as a digestive aid, for use against hiccups, anxiety, and to assist the liver functions of the elderly. Mandarin Essential Oil is also commonly used in soaps, cosmetics, perfumes and men's cologne. It also has many applications in the flavoring industry.
Strength of Aroma: Light
Blends well with: Other citrus oils such as Lime, Orange, Lemon, and Grapefruit, as well as spice oils and many of the wood family.It adds a light fruitiness to flower oils as well.
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. It is native to southern China and the Far East, and was brought to Europe in 1805.