Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Clementine, a natural hybrid of mandarin and sweet orange, produces an essential oil abundant in limonene with an array of benefits. The essential oil, cold-pressed from the peel of the clementine, has a distinct aroma that is similar to that of Wild Orange oil, but with subtle Lemon notes.
The clementine is named after Brother Marie-Clément, who ran an orphanage in Misserghin, Algeria during the late 19th century and grew the very ﬁrst clementines in their garden.
Clementines are quite unique among the plants of the Citrus genus. Specifically, Citrus clementina don’t have as high of a heat requirement to thrive. This means that they can be grown in areas with more moderate temperatures. The regions with higher average temperatures, such as North Africa, the Mediterranean, and California do produce the most prized clementines (in both size and quality), but the greatest producer overall is China. Along with the unique harvesting factors of the tree, the volatile aromatic compounds of the peels create a distinct orange-like odor with subtle notes of lemon.
The aroma of Clementine pairs well with the following essential oils: Arborvitae oil, Citrus Bliss oil, Coriander oil, Grapefruit oi, Lemon oil, Spearmint oil.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. Avoid sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying product.