Petitgrain Citrus Aurantium
Though steam distilled from the same botanical species as neroli and bitter orange, Petitgrain Essential Oil possesses its own characteristically unique aroma. Petitgrain Oil is distilled from the leaves and sometimes the twigs and branches of the tree. Because it is distilled from the leaves and sometimes also the twigs, it is less floral and less citrusy in fragrance than Neroli or Orange. Petitgrain Oil possesses an aroma that is sweet, yet tart with subtle floral and woody characteristics. It blends especially well with citrus, floral and wood oils.
Petitgrain Oil is sometimes known as Poor Man’s Neroli because it is much less expensive than Neroli Oil but it offers many of the same uses and benefits as neroli.
– Creates an uplifting atmosphere
– May help reduce feelings of anxiousness
– Soothes skin, healthy skin
– Encourages relaxation
Aromatherapy applications (Diffuse / Inhale)
– Treating anxiety and depression
– Working to uplift your mood and induce positive thinking
– Induce a better, more relaxed night’s sleep
– Treating hypertension
Topical Application / Massage (With regular diluted use)
– Help overcome body odor
– Prevent skin infections that lead to bacterial growth
– Helps to maintain the oil-moisture balance of your skin and reduces traces of acne, pimples, abnormal sweating, and dry and cracked skin
– Place a few drops of Petitgrain on your pillows and bedding before going to bed in order to enjoy its aromatic benefits.
– To help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections, consider adding a couple drops of Petitgrain oil to Fractionated Coconut Oil and applying it to skin blemishes or imperfections.
– Inhaling the oil is said to be strengthening – promoting mental clarity and helping to sharpen the memory.
Direction for Use
Diffusion: use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
Topical use: dilute 3 drops in 10ml base oil and apply to desired area. Always dilute with base oil / carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
Fresh, floral, slightly herbaceous
Leaf / twigs