Aroma: Citrus-warm, fresh, and tangy
Latin Name: Citrus reticulata var. mandarin
Country of Origin: Italy
Cultivation Method: Conventionally grown
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Extracted From: Peel of the fruit
Perfumery Note: Middle / Top
Aromatherapy Properties: Rejuvenating, emotionally balancing, and warm
Suggested Use: The unique citrus aroma of mandarin is mind-clearing and inspiring. It has also been used to help with indigestion, or in a cleaning recipe to freshen the air. It can also offer a cleansing / astringent effect in skin care products. Dilute to 2% with topical use. This is about 10 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil. Dilute more heavily with sensitive skin.
History: Mandarins are an original citrus species, according to genetic studies. Oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, and tangerines are all hybrids.
Specific Safety Information: Avoid internal use. Dilute properly with topical use. Avoid the use of oxidized oils that have changed chemically with exposure to oxygen. Certain essential oils may be contraindicated with certain medical conditions. Ask your doctor if you have any questions before use.