Clementine Essential Oil
Clementine is a limited edition oil, so whenever it is available I make sure to get some! What does "limited edition" mean? It means it is not available all of the time, and you have to wait for special promotions to get it. Clementine is a citrus oil, which means it is very uplifting and cheering. Having rough day? Diffuse a little Clementine. Need a mood boost? Put a drop or two of Clementine in your water. Clementine is a lot like Tangerine and Wild Orange, but it has it's own distinct taste.
A Little Background Info
- The clementine is named after Brother Marie-Clement. He ran an orphanage in Algeria in the late 19th century. He was the first one to grow a clementine.
- They harvest the oil by cold-pressing it from the peel of the fruit.
- The main chemical constituent in Clementine is limonene.
- It's a hybrid between mandarin and sweet orange.
- It goes great with Citrus Bliss, Coriander, Spearmint, and Arborvitae.
Way to Use Clementine
Water - As a citrus oil you know it is going to taste so good in your water. I like to combine it with Tangerine, Lemon, or Lime. It can help support your digestive and immune systems, and support a healthy metabolic function.
Diffuse - It can help lighten and uplift your atmosphere. I think we all need some of that lately! Diffusing Clementine can also help cleanse the air. Here are a few diffuser blends to get you started.
Personal Cleansing - The limonene in Clementine make it a natural cleanser. Add a few drops to your facial cleanser or shampoo to reap the benefits. You can also make this 4 ingredient body scrub using Clementine. https://bit.ly/3vRfs4O
Cleaner - Again, the limonene in it is great for cleaning. Add a few drops to your surface cleaners. It will give it a cleaning boost and add a great citrus smell.
Topically - You can apply it to your wrists and inhale it whenever you need a mood boost. Just remember it is photosensitive, so be careful where you apply it if you will be in the sun a lot. Another idea is to apply it to a diffuser bracelet. That way you get the benefit of the smell without the pho
Heartburn - Limonene can aid in neutralizing gastric acid which causes heartburn. Try adding a few drops of Clementine to your water to assist with easing heartburn.
Food - Citrus oils always go great in smoothies. Or trying adding it to some Greek yogurt for a fruit dip! Here is a Power Bite recipe that uses Clementine.
Leather Treatment - I've never tried this one, but I've heard you can soak a cloth with Clementine and then use it to preserve and protect your leather. Let me know if you try it.
Room Spray - Add 15 drops to an 8 ounce spray bottle filled with water. Then spray it around the room to freshen it up.
Laundry - For an extra boost to your laundry, add it to the rinse cycle.
Do you have any ways you use Clementine that I didn't mention? I'd love to hear them!
Need ideas of how to use other essential oils? Check out these blog posts!