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Progress in Essential Oils

By: Brian M. Lawrence
Posted: June 21, 2006, from the July 2006 issue of P&F magazine.

Mandarin oil

The composition of a hydrodistilled peel oil of the ‘Santra’ cultivar of mandarin (ex Citrus reticulata Blanco) was analyzed by Mahalwal and Ali (2001). The composition of this oil was determined to be as follows:

alpha-pinene (0.9 percent)

beta-pinene (3.2 percent)

limonene (59.6 percent)