It is said that it was thanks to its vibrant color reminiscent of their orange robes! Nowadays, during the Chinese New Year, gifting a Mandarin is a traditional symbol of fortune and prosperity.
Although the true origin of Citrus reticulata has not yet been determined, most botanical references suggest that it is probably native to Indo-China or South China, and it was brought to Europe in 1805 and 40 years later to the US.
What you should know:
🤔 Mandarin Oil is often confused with the Tangerine Oil, but tangerines are a subgroup of mandarins. Tangerines have a darker orange color, whereas Mandarins have a lighter and brighter shade of orange color.
🍊 Extracted by cold compression of the fresh peels
👃🏼 Intensely sweet, almost floral citrus scent
✅ Blends well with other citrus oils, especially Neroli and spice oils such as Nutmeg, Cinnamon and Clove.
Industry common uses:
– Often used in skincare treatments to reduce cellulite, stretch marks, scars and water retention.
– Used as an active ingredient in cosmetics products, as well as in soaps, fragrances and cleaning products for its antiseptic qualities and scent.
– It is employed as a flavoring agent in sweets, soft drinks and liqueurs.
– Aromatherapy: said to reduce nervous tension and insomnia, tone up overall health and boost the function of the immune system.
You can smell it just by looking at the picture right?