Botanical Name: Citrus deliciosa Tenore (C. reticulata Blanco) var. Pongan
Country of Origin: Italy
Extraction Method: Cold Pressed
Distillation Date: Mar 2021
Minimum Shelf Life: 3 years
Plant Part: Rind (Peel)
Perfume Note: Top
Aroma: Citrus, zesty, fresh, vibrant, sweet, fruity, floral
Blends well with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Frankincense carteri or frereana or neglacta or sacra, Geranium S Africa, Grapefruit Pink, Jasmine grand, Jasmine sambac, Juniper Berry, Lemon Myrtle, Marjoram Sweet, Myrrh, Neroli, 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
Mandarin fruit peels are used to make three different Mandarin essential oils. The oil produced depends on the ripeness of the fruit. Mandarin Green
from early fruit still green, Mandarin Red
from completely ripened fruit, and Mandarin Yellow from fruit in the middle of the ripening stage.
Our Mandarin Yellow oil from cold pressed semi-ripe fruit peel is the most floral of all mandarin oils. The fruity, sweet, honeyed floral aroma of Mandarin Yellow essential oil adds a unique combination of zesty floral-citrus high notes in natural perfume and eau de cologne compositions and blends particularly well with Neroli, Bergamot and Sandalwood. Although not a substitute for Yuzu
essential oil, Mandarin Yellow can be used when Yuzu is unavailable to add citrus floral notes somewhat similar to Yuzu. Mandarin Yellow is our top pick of all mandarins for perfumery use because of its smooth sweet citrus-floral aroma that plays ever so nicely with so many other essential oils.
This Yellow Mandarin essential oil contains limonene (71.64%) for antibacterial, antiviral and expectorant qualities. An excellent choice for skin toners and cleansers with its astringent, antiseptic, antibacterial, antioxidant, and balancing properties.
With regard to phototoxicity, there appears to be confusion among varieties of 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
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, perfume, bath and body, soap and candle scenting
Contraindications: Use in low dilution (1%) with sensitive skin. Err to caution and refrain use prior to sun exposure, possibly phototoxic.