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Full of sugar and sunshine, the mandarin fruit may look small but it has big qualities.

What are mandarins?

Mandarins look a bit like small oranges, but their taste is usually slightly stronger and more acidic. The evergreen mandarin tree can grow up to six metres tall and belongs to the Rutaceae plant family. 

What are the benefits of mandarins?

  • With an uplifting citrusy and sweet fragrance, mandarin oil clears the mind and gives a sense of wellbeing.
  • Mandarin’s juice and oils brighten the skin and add shine to the hair by encouraging the cuticle to lie flat and reflect more light.

Did you know?

Depending on the ripeness of the fruit when it’s harvested, the oil will taste and smell different. When the peel is still green, the fruit is low in sugar, and therefore the oil has a rather green and citrusy scent. When the peel turns yellow, the oil gets much sweeter, and, finally, when it's orange-red, it even takes on a floral note close to neroli.

Where does Lush source mandarins?

Since 2005, Lush has sourced bergamot, lemon and mandarin essential oils directly from a family business producing citrus oils for three generations. Grown under the Sicilian sun without pesticides, the mandarins are collected by hand and pressed entirely with their peel.

We also sometimes purchase fresh fruits that can come from various locations. To find out more about them and their supplier, browse your Lush product’s list of ingredients and click on the ones you are interested in. This should take you to a page full of details!

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