Botanical Name:Citrus Reticulata Origin: Italy A member of the orange family, mandarin trees are smaller, with smaller leaves and fruits. It also has many applications in the flavoring industry. Native to southern China, its name comes from its being a traditional gift to Chinese mandarins. It was brought to Europe in 1805, and arrived in North America forty years later. Red Mandarin Essential Oil is reputed to be a great stress reducer, aiding in sleep disorders and anxiety. Red Mandarin Essential Oil has a floral, fruity citrus scent that is sweeter than Tangerine.