Mandarin Essential Oil
Latin name Citrus madurensis – Family species Rutaceae
Mandarin essential oil should not be confused with tangerine, although the oils are similar.
Mandarin oil has a reputation of being a gentle oil which is uplifting and refreshing. Mandarin oil, as with all citrus oils, has a six month shelf life.
Oil Selection Guide
Color – Yellow gold
Viscosity – Watery
Scent – Sweet, fruity, citrusy, floral
Perfume Aroma – Top / middle note
Oil Source Information
Plant Type – Tree
Parts Used – Peel / rind of fruit
Countries of Origin – Brazil, Italy, Algeria, Tunisia, Spain, Cyprus, Greece, Argentina, China
Extraction Method – Cold expression
Known Chemical Constituents
D limonene, gamma terpinene, geraniol, citral, citronellal, methyl methylanthranilate
Applications and Uses
Used some in aromatherapy, mandarin oil is also used in colognes, soaps, perfumes, and cosmetics, as well as in commercial food and drinks.
Mandarin blends well with
Recipes and Ideas
Precautions / Contraindications
Mandarin essential oil is mildly phototoxic.
Mandarin oil, as with all citrus oils, has a six month shelf life.
See also Essential Oils Safety and Usage.
References and Resources
See Aromatherapy References and Resources page.
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