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Mandarin is a small evergreen tree, growing to 4m with a single trunk and many, thin-spined or spineless droopy branches. The tree resembles other varieties of oranges with small glossy leaves and fragrant white blossoms. Mandarin fruit looks like a rather flattened sphere, with peel color that varies from green to yellow to deep orange-red when fully ripe. The Mandarin orange is a variety of Rutaceae sometimes confused with Satsuma and Tangerine. In English speaking countries the fruit is called Tangerine.
This essential oil is cold pressed from the skin of mandarin fruit grown in Italy. In addition to this Yellow Mandarin oil, we also carry Red Mandarin and Green Mandarin essential oils. The Red Mandarin oil is the sweetest of the bunch, with the Yellow following close behind. The Yellow Mandarin is unsprayed and is a beautiful oil for a lower cost. The Green Mandarin is like a sweet-tart citrus candy, with a really fun aroma and color. All are very nice choices, from Italy, where the soil and climate conditions produce some of the world's finest citrus fruit essential oils.