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Orange, Mandarin Essential Oil
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Mandarin Orange essential oil has a fruity/floral aroma with Neroli-like undertones.

Botanical Name: Citrus reticulata Blanco

Common Name: Orange, Mandarin

Plant Part: Peel

Form: Essential Oil

Family: Rutaceae

Synonyms: Citrus nobilis var. deliciosa, C. deliciosa Ten., mandarin, Mandarin orange, red tangerine

Origin: Native to China and Indo-China. First recorded by Europeans in the early eighteenth century. Commercially cultivated in Southern Europe and North Africa. Main producers are Italy, Spain, USA, Brazil, Argentina.

Botanical Description: A small evergreen about 4-meters (15 ft) high with a single trunk, narrow lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate glossy dark green leaves and small, white scented flowers. The fruit's a flattened globoid.

Method of Extraction: Essential oil is obtained by cold expression of the peels (pericarp) of fruits. The oil is orange-brown, yellowish brown or olive-brown mobile liquid. Yield 0.5%.

Aroma Profile: Mandarin orange has an intensely floral/sweet, citrus top note. The middle note is a sweet, floral, (Neroli-like) citrus. The dry out note is a lingering, sweet floral.

Major Constituents: Limonene (65 to 75%), ã-terpinene (15 to 25%), á-pinene (3%)

Common Adulterants: Synthetic limonene, lemon terpenes

Regulatory Status: GRAS 182.20

Aroma Benefits: cheering, refreshing, uplifting

Blends Well With: Neroli, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, rose, bergamot, lime

Safety Data: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. Avoid use in sun.

Directories: Essential Oils

Description: Mandarin Orange essential oil has a fruity/floral aroma with Neroli-like undertones.

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