Petitgrain Essential Oil
PETITGRAIN Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium L. var amara
Linalyl acetate: 45.92%
Plant Part: Leaves and Twigs
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, colorless to pale yellow liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A top note with a strong aroma, Petitgrain smells like orange blossoms, but less floral, more herbaceous, and with a bitter undertone.
Petitgrain oil is extracted through steam distillation process of the green twigs and leaves of the citrus tree. This oil is known for its antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-infectious, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, relaxant and digestive properties. This oil is one of the three oils extracted from the orange tree. However, it is not the same with the orange oil because they differ from the process of extraction and where the oil was obtained.
About Petitgrain: The botanical name of the tree where the petitgrain was extracted is Citrus Aurantium. This plant is commonly grown in some parts of Africa and India.
Petitgrain oil: The oil is obtained from the twigs and leaves of the plant. It has a woody and florally smells. This oil is commonly used as an anxiety remedy. It can be used together with various essential oils including lavender, palmarosa, bergamot, rosewood, sandalwood and geranium.
- Oils from the bitter orange tree are generally relaxing and strengthening. With Neroli, the fresh, comforting floral aroma inspires courage, quiet resolve and happiness. Petitgrain inspires strength and commitment. Its fresh, woody aroma is stabilizing and reassuring.
Unlike Neroli, Petitgrain does not have a long history of therapeutic use. Until recently it was used exclusively for perfumery purposes. Both Neroli and Petitgrain, however, are notable for their calming, centering, uplifting effect. Both are supportive to all body systems, and are known to promote comfort in the muscles and joints and encourage a balanced monthly cycle for women.
- direct inhalation, diffuser, oil vaporizer
- Employed in direct inhalation, this oil will settle cramps or an upset belly. Similarly applied, both the emotional and physical heart may be soothed and supported by the use of Neroli Petitgrain oil. A blend of the two is well suited for use when convalescing after illness.
- massage, compress, bath, skincare
- Petitgrain enhances skin health and balance, improving tone, texture and clarity.
- The 'deliciosa tenore' Petitgrain essential oil is dark yellow-green with distinct lime-like and orange blossom top notes, a grassy, herbaceous middle note and undertones of light oak and beeswax.
- The 'aurantifolia' Petitgrain essential oil is pale yellow and has a bright orange and lime top note followed by herbaceous, lemon-grassy middle notes with deeper woody and resinous undertones.
- Petitgrain sur Fleurs: This a rich and velvety floral with a soft woody base note and a tiny hint of citrus.
- Generally non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. It is non-photosensitizing like other citrus oils can be. Always test a small amount first for sensitivity or allergic reaction.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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