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Natsu daidai essential oil

This is the essential oil of Natsudaidai, a citrus fruit that is also called natsumikan (ナツミカン, 夏蜜柑, なつみかん) or amanatsu.

Our oil is extracted from fruit grown in Amareleja, Portugal  by Vera and Joao Rosado. The fragrance of this essential oil is very pleasant, a typical first impression of Mediterranean citrus. It is equidistant from sweet orange and pink grapefruit, giving it a touch of fresh bitterness, and yet is still close to bitter orange. This is why it smells familiar with an additional green and herbal character. The hexanal, which contributes to the heart note, appears gradually but persistently, setting it apart from the banality of the sweet or bitter orange.


The main components are limonene (80%), γ-terpinene (5%, a deceptively understated lemon note), myrcene (2%) and α-pinene (1%). The hardly noticeable but intriguing β-ylangene gives a touch of ginger and underlines the exotic character.  It's a surprisingly rich combination.

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