Latin Name: Citrus reticulata
Plant Family: Rutaceae
Extraction: Expression of the peel
This Essential Oil is a pale greenish-yellow oil with a light fruity, citrus, orange aroma.
This small, pretty fruit tree grows in the Far East, from where the fruit gets its name. The small orange-like fruits are sweet and easy to peel and the essential oil is expressed from the peel. Native to Southern China and the Far East. Brought to Europe in 1805 and to America 40 years later where it was renamed tangerine. Mandarin is mainly produced in Italy, Spain, Cyprus, Greece, The Middle East and Brazil.