Aroma:Warm, fresh citrus scent, radiant, fruity and tangy. Although closely related, Mandarin Orange is rounder and softer in aroma than Tangerine.
Latin Name:Citrus reticulata var. mandarin
Country of Origin:Italy
Cultivation Method:Conventionally Grown
Extraction Method:Cold Pressed
Extracted From:Peel of the fruit
Aromatherapy Properties:Refreshing and rejuvenating, its aroma inspires and brings fresh energy; clears the mind. Citrus oils help to eliminate emotional confusion and increase ones sense of humor and well-being. Very comforting, soothing and warming.
In moderation, Mandarine Orange is an effective skin care ingredient, but avoid large concentrations due to potential phototoxic reactions. It can also be a great discovery in the kitchen; use very sparingly in sauces, dressings, pastries and desserts (we recommend certified organic Mandarin Orange for culinary uses).
Suggested Use:Use a few drops in a diffuser to freshen the aroma climate of your home. Add a few drops to the water when washing dishes or cleaning the house. Add very sparingly to food for an exciting Mandarin Orange flavor, for example, in desserts, salads and pastries.
Try making your own 'gingerbread honey' or syrup, and adding it to tea or desserts. This is not only delicious but helps to soothe the stomach as well. The following is a wonderful recipe for such a honey, great also for a homemade gift.
To 2oz. of maple syrup or honey, add:
- 3 drops Ginger Essential Oil
- 1 drop Cardamom Essential Oil
- 1 drop Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
- 3 drops Vanilla Essential Oil
- 8 drops of certified organic Orange or Mandarin Orange Essential Oil
Citrus Essential Oils are among the few Essential Oils with a limited shelf life. Keep your citrus oils away from heat and direct sunlight, and in tightly closed containers; your fridge would be great! Try using them within 6 months of purchase. Older oils may not be appropriate for medicinal or skin care purposes, but can still add citrus-power to a diffuser blend.
History:It is said that this fruit was a traditional gift for the Mandarins of China, hence the name
Sometimes Mandarin Orange is listed as a synonym for Tangerine. The aromas however are distinctly different, with Tangerine being more candy-like and temperamen
Specific Safety Information:No known toxicity. GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food flavor.
Avoid high concentration in skin care, phototoxic effect possible.