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Oh My Darling, Clementine

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“You are lost and gone forever, oh my darling, Clementine...” If you aren’t familiar with these lyrics, they were made popular through a traditional American folk song about a gold miner’s daughter. Today we aren’t talking about gold mining, but rather about mining dōTERRA Clementine essential oil for all its uses and benefits! Having seen clementines in your grocer’s produce department, you may wonder what’s so darling about another orange oil. Is it identical to other citrus oils? Not quite; as any essential oil connoisseur will tell you, each citrus oil is refreshingly unique in its own right.

Over a century ago, the first recorded clementines sprung up in the garden of an Algerian orphanage. Clementine is a natural hybrid of mandarin and sweet orange, and its extra dose of sweetness and zest can be attributed to this parentage! Cold-pressed from the rinds of fruits grown in Brazil, dōTERRA Clementine essential oil is best known for its cleansing power and mood-boosting properties.

Aromatically, use Clementine to help soothe anxious feelings and uplift the general attitude of everyone in the room. See if this citrus oil can get positive emotions flowing in a tense meeting room or during a marathon study session. While we certainly can’t control the events in our daily lives, we can easily diffuse Clementine to help cultivate a lighter and more pleasant atmosphere. Here’s one diffuser blend recipe that’s positively swimming with citrus:

Sparkling Sunshine Diffuser Blend

3 drops Clementine

3 drops Red Mandarin

3 drops Kumquat

As an added plus to supporting feelings of invigoration, Clementine also elevates the clean factor in the air with its purifying abilities. Doesn’t that just make you want to take a deep breath and dive back into study or deep discussion with renewed vigor? Take Clementine’s purifying quality to the level of your most used surfaces, such as in the kitchen and bathroom, to fill these oft-used spaces with a sweet smell. To do this, add 3-4 drops to your usual surface cleaners. And as is often recommended with these refreshing citrus oils, try adding a few drops of Clementine to your facial cleanser or shampoo!

Citrus essential oils are well-known as supporters of general wellness. Some people enjoy the flavors best in a glass of water, while others choose to include them in tea time. If you find yourself really digging Clementine’s refreshing twist and pungent aroma, mix a drop or two into your juice, tea or water. Enjoy this healthy alternative to sugary soft drinks!

Citrus lovers, complete your collection of this zesty family of oils with your own bottle of Clementine. Line it up next to the likes of Wild Orange, Lemon, and Grapefruit, and enjoy fine-tuning your favorite uses of each unique flavor and aroma. Clementine carries a refreshing pungency that makes it a truly darling addition to the citrus lineup!