Mandarin oil refreshes the body with an uplifting fragrance that clears the mind and gives a sense of wellbeing. It has a brightening effect on the skin and adds shine to the hair, by encouraging the cuticle to lie flat and reflect more light.
Mandarin oil is extracted from the ripe fruits of the Citrus nobilis tree. It helps to rejuvenate the skin as it is thought to improve the circulation of blood and lymph, particularly below the skin. The oil is also said to promote the growth of new cells and tissues, reviving the skin.
Since 2005, Lush has sourced bergamot, lemon and mandarin essential oils directly from a family business that have been producing citrus oils for three generations. While the lemons and mandarins thrive under the sun of Sicily, the bergamot fruits are grown in Reggio Calabria, Southern Italy. Grown without pesticides, the mandarins are collected by hand and pressed entirely with their peel. The resulting liquid then goes through a centrifugal process that separates the oil from the juice.