Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata
Plant Part: Crude Fruit Peel
Extraction Method: Cold Pressing
Description: A member of the orange family, Mandarin trees are smaller than orange trees with small leaves and fruits.
Common Uses: It is often used as a digestive aid, for use against indigestion, hiccups, anxiety, and to assist the liver functions of the elderly. Mandarin
essential oil is also commonly used in soaps, cosmetics, perfumes and mens colognes. 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 such as nutmeg, cinnamon, bay 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.