Scientific Name: Citrus reticulata
Planet: The Sun
Parts Used: Fruits, flowers, leaves
Magical Properties: Spirituality, creativity, happiness
Perfume Note: Top
Part Used: Peel
Flash Point: 48°C
Scent Type: Citrus
Extraction Method: Cold-pressed
Scent Description: Sweet, floral-citrus scent
- May cause skin irritation and sensitisation, dilute double for topical application.
- Phototoxic: Do not expose skin to sunlight for 12-72 hours after topical use.
According to genetic studies, mandarins appear to be one of the original citrus fruits (along with citrons and pomelos).
Plant size: up to 8m
Bark: Trunk and major branches have thorns
Leaves: Small, green, shiny leaves
Flowers: Small white flowers, singly or in small groups
Fruit: Orange, round fruits, 4-8cm across. Easy to peel, with segments which come apart easily.
Etymology: The species name comes from the Latin reticulate, meaning “netted,” in reference to the white net-like pith underneath the peel.
In the Garden
Type: Evergreen tree
Light: Full sun
Water: Water regularly