Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata var deliciosa
Country of Origin: Italy
Extraction Method: Certified Organic Cold Pressed
Distillation Date: Jun 2020
Minimum Shelf Life: 4 years
Plant Part: Rind (Peel)
Perfume Note: Top
Aroma: Citrus, fresh, green, vibrant, sweet, tangy, fruity
Blends well with: Basil ct linalool, Black Pepper, Chamomile Roman, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Frankincense carteri or frereana or neglacta or sacra, Geranium S Africa, Grapefruit Pink, Jasmine grand, Jasmine sambac, Juniper Berry, Lemon, Lemon Myrtle, Myrrh, Neroli, Nutmeg, Opoponax, Palmarosa, Patchouli Aged, Petitgrain Mandarin, Petitgrain Bigarade, Petitgrain sur Fleurs, Rose Bulgarian, Rose Moroc, Rose Otto, Sandalwood Mysore, Ylang Ylang Complete, Ylang Ylang Extra
The sweetness of juicy orange collides with tart and tangy twists in this Green Mandarin essential oil from Italy, also called Mediterranean Mandarin. Bright, refreshing, and one of the most calming citrus oils. An excellent choice for skin toners and cleansers with its astringent, antiseptic, antibacterial, antioxidant, and balancing properties. Cold pressed from the unripe fruit peel, Green Mandarin essential oil is considered one of the safest citrus essential oils for oily and acne prone skin, children, and elders.
Our Green Mandarin essential oil contains a high percent of limonene (79.41%) that provides antibacterial, antiviral and expectorant qualities. With regard to phototoxicity, there appears to be confusion among several varieties of 'Green Mandarin' with some sources indicating yes and others no. Our most trusted source, Robert Tisserand (Essential Oil Safety), indicates Mandarin 'leaf' essential oil (Citrus reticulata blanco) is phototoxic and the oil cold pressed from the 'peel' is not. We found no delineation of information between Green, Yellow and Red Mandarin. NAHA also indicates 'Mandarin' is not phototoxic, as does Aromahead Institute and Aromaweb. Source 1Source 2Source 3
. We suggest erring on the side of caution and not use prior to sun exposure.
Green Mandarin adds an interesting fresh vibrant fruity green citrus note in natural perfume.
Batch specific GC/MS analysis for this essential oil is available by clicking on the green tab above.
Aromatherapy use: antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent, antioxidant, antispasmodic, calming, expectorant
General use: Oil diffusers, potpourri, bath oil, bath salt, bath and shower gels, spa treatment oils and creams, soap and candle making
Contraindications: Use in low dilution (1%) with sensitive skin. Do not use prior to sun exposure, possible phototoxic reaction.