Why Brazil? The south of Brazil has the perfect climate for citrus growing. It is ideal for producing high quality citrus fruit, and consequently, some of the finest quality citrus essential oils.
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 are used in the distillation of Green Mandarin essential oil.
No Longer Waste Product—Compensation All the Way Through the Process Previously, the thinned mandarin was a waste by-product, but now small-scale farmers are being compensated for that product. This additional income during the off-season can be used to cover many of the farm’s production costs, which means that the income from the ripe red mandarin—sold on to the fruit market—can be profit.
By purchasing the green mandarin, we, with our partners, provide an additional, reliable stream of income for farmers in Brazil. Their business and livelihood are more profitable and sustainable, and we are the beneficiaries of everything this beautiful essential oil has to offer.