VitalityThis succulent mix of sweet orange, pineapple, mango and ylang ylang is the perfect complement to your zesty life.
The vivid color, tangy flavor and crisp scent of sweet orange evoke cheerfulness, positivity and sunlight. Not only are they delicious fresh off the tree, sweet oranges, and their peels, have been used in Chinese medicine to soothe a variety of ailments. They contain high concentrations of the antioxidant limonene, which helps fight free radical damage and inflammation. With an uplifting aroma thought to reduce worry and encourage relaxation, it’s no wonder this glorious fruit is believed to bring good luck. And we’re confident that lucky is exactly what you’ll feel when you imbibe Tropic Cali.
Pineapples have a regal air about them; it’s not surprising they were once a gift fit for kings. Dubbed “anana” or “excellent fruit” by the Indian explorers who discovered it, pineapple has long been a staple at feasts. Its golden flesh bursts with a sweetness evocative of the sunshine in which it grows; when presented on a stick, as street food in the tropics, nothing else compares. Pollinated primarily by hummingbirds, and sometimes by bats, pineapples are rich in manganese, Vitamin C and are the only known source of bromelain, an enzyme that reduces inflammation. Flavor components with superpowers, that’s what Tropic Cali is all about.
Sometimes referred to as one of the three royal fruits, mango is the national fruit of India, Pakistan and the Philippines. A popular ingredient in all types of cuisine, even unripe mangoes are used for chutneys and pickles, while the sweet, ripe fruit makes appearances in curries, desserts and beverages. The skins and seeds are used in Ayurvedic medicine, and many cultures consider the fruit auspicious, not only eating it during festivals, but also using the leaves and blossoms to decorate. The fruit is so beloved, in fact, that in the West Indies, "to go mango walk—“ or steal another’s mangoes—is an especially heinous crime. And you get to keep the delicious mango essence of Tropic Cali all to yourself, you lucky thing.
Ylang ylang means “flower of flowers” and refers to its rich, romantic scent—so memorable in fact, that it’s one of the key ingredients used in legendary Chanel No. 5. The oil is extracted from the star-shaped buds of the tropical ylang ylang tree, and it’s aroma acts directly on the olfactory system of the brain, so inhaling it can have immediate therapeutic effects. Ylang ylang is thought to fight depression and relax the body, increase libido in both men and women, and lower blood pressure. Add it to a bath, combine with coconut oil for a nourishing hair mask, or simply take a succulent puff of Tropic Cali, and start reaping all the benefits that ylang ylang has to offer.