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Product Spotlight: Green Mandarin

Green Mandarin Product Description

Mellow, unique, and blissfully fragrant, Green Mandarin essential oil stands on its own amidst the citrus family. Its fruity aroma with subtle floral undertones makes it a desirable addition to naturally sourced perfumes and cosmetics. Thanks to its unique chemistry, it offers remarkable skin and hair benefits. Green Mandarin has a cheerful, energizing aroma that can create an uplifting and soothing atmosphere in any space.

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Green Mandarin Product Uses and Benefits

  1. Personal care: Promote healthy-looking skin and hair by incorporating Green Mandarin essential oil into your nighttime beauty routine. Add 1-2 drops to your shampoo, facial cleanser, or moisturizer, or add a drop to water or witch hazel to help balance moisture levels in the skin. We recommend keeping out of direct sunlight for 12 hours after use on skin.
  2. Surface Cleaner: The limonene found in Green Mandarin oil is a highly surface cleansing component. Make your own counter spray by adding 10 drops of Green Mandarin to a spray bottle filled with water to clean the surfaces of your kitchen. 
  3. Air Freshener: Spray a mist of Green Mandarin oil and water in your home to freshen the air and eradicate unpleasant odors.
  4. Home Cooking: Incorporate Green Mandarin oil into your cooking, especially in recipes calling for a subtle citrus flavor.
  5. Diffusion: Create a bright and energized environment with the sweet, refreshing aroma of Green Mandarin oil when you diffuse 3-4 drops in your home or workplace.

Fun Fact

Green Mandarin essential oil comes from the same fruit as Red Mandarin essential oil. Red Mandarin comes from the fully ripened fruit, while Green Mandarin comes from fruit harvested prior to ripening. Even though the Green Mandarin essential oil is distilled from unripe fruit, Green Mandarin’s aroma and flavor is less sour or bitter than most other citrus oils.

Sourcing and Harvesting of Green Mandarin

Green Mandarin essential oil is sustainably sourced in Brazil. doTERRA works with small- and large-scale farmers to produce this versatile oil.

Mandarin trees are typically raised for their red mandarin harvest. To give the greatest crop yield, the trees are thinned while the fruit is still young and unripe. Approximately 60-70 percent of the green fruit is removed from the tree during this thinning process. In the past, this unripe fruit was discarded as waste or left on the ground to decompose. However, the cold-pressed green rinds yield a fragrant, uplifting essential oil, which has allowed doTERRA to transform this waste product into opportunity for growers.

The sale of the trimmed green mandarin harvest creates a sustainable, steady income throughout the year for growers, reduces green waste, and yields a beautifully distinct essential oil with unique chemistry.

Plant Description

Also known as the clementine mandarin or tangerine, the Citrus nobilis is one of many hybrid varieties of the mandarin orange. The mandarin is a citrus tree with fragrant white flowers that mature into small, juicy oranges. The unripe fruit is used in the distillation of Green Mandarin essential oil.

​​​​​​​This variety of mandarin tree is native to Southeastern Asia and the Philippines. Around 1850, the plant came to Italy, and was later brought to Brazil by Italian immigrants. The hot, humid Brazilian climate and the growers’ expertise contributes to the remarkable Green Mandarin oil.

Oils That Blend Well with Green Mandarin

Green Mandarin has a gentle aroma that blends well with earthy, herbaceous essential oils such as Basil oilSandalwood oilLavender oilSpearmint oil, and other citrus oils like Grapefruit oilWild Orange oilTangerine oilLemon oilLime oil, and Bergamot 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.

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