Clementine Essential Oil
Charming Clementine Essential Oil is cold pressed from the bright orange peel of the cheery, juicy fruit that is a hybrid between the common sweet orange and the Mediterranean mandarin orange. This hybrid was discovered by Brother Marie-Clément in 9th century Algeria. The sweet essence is delightfully brimming with skin-faithful flavonoids, immune-loving limonene, and super-citrus antioxidants as well as mind-restoring linalool.
Botanical Name: Citrus clementina
Botanical Family: Rutaceae
Extraction Method: Cold pressed
Part of Plant Distilled: Peel
Country of Origin: Italy
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 100% Citrus clementina
Scent Description: Tantalizing, much like the fruit, with a whisper of floral notes.
Blends well with: Lavender, Frankincense, Cypress, Juniper, Ylang, Vanilla, Rose Otto, Jasmine, Spikenard, Rosemary, Marjoram, Bergamot, Lime, Inula, Thyme, Oregano, Vetiver, Patchouli, Bergamot, Cilantro, Hyssop, Myrrh, and Silver Fir.
Uses: Fresh top note for perfumes. Delightful diluted for massage, skin care blends, and bathing. Wonderful monoterpene rich addition to breast massage oils. Dilute with honey, olive, or coconut oil for culinary creations. Happy and harmonizing to diffuse in your home. Dilute to use. Photosensitive when used undiluted in direct sunlight.
Key Constituents: Limonene, linalool, citronellal, and geranial.
The peel of the small clementine fruit offers a big burst of sweet orange aroma. Mouth-watering Clementine Essential Oil has a sharper citrus-orange scent than grassy Mandarin or soft Tangerine, and it is less tangy-tart than Blood Orange.
Clementine Oil is a rich source of skin-loving linalool, which lends its sweetness as well as its mind-restoring essence for mental tranquility and clarity.
"The essential oil obtained from clementine is becoming more important, its composition is mainly composed of limonene, which forms 92-96% of the volatile fraction. Other monoterpene hydrocarbons present in significant quantities are a-pinene and sabinene."
Masayoshi Sawamura, Citrus Essential Oils, Flavor and Fragrance