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Guide to Petitgrain Essential Oil

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Guide to Petitgrain Essential Oil

Petitgrain oil comes from the twigs and leaves of the bitter orange tree. It is a popular ingredient in the perfume industry because of its refreshing, floral and herbaceous aroma. This multifaceted oil, with natural antiseptic, sedative and ant-depressant properties, continues to play a vital role in enhancing both personal care and overall well-being.

Scientific Name/Botanical name: Citrus Aurantium
Oil Origin: Leaves and twigs
Consistency: Thin
Extraction: Steam distilled
Aroma: Sweet and fresh with subtle floral and woodsy smell
Odor strength: Medium - strong


Soothes Skin Irritation
Petitgrain essential oil has a soothing effect on skin conditions such as rosacea, sunburn, and acne-induced irritation, providing relief and promoting healthier skin.
Relaxation and Sleep Aid
The oil possesses calming properties that help relax the nervous system, allowing for a more restful night's sleep. Its ability to induce feelings of calmness and relaxation promotes a serene and rejuvenating sleep experience.
Enhanced Immunity
Petitgrain essential oil aids in improving overall immunity, helping to strengthen the body's defense mechanisms against various infections and illnesses.
Emotional Well-being
The oil's natural anti-depressant properties can uplift mood and alleviate stress, contributing to emotional well-being and a sense of balance and tranquility.

Ways to use

Foot massage:

Promotes feelings of calm and relaxation

Step 1:
Add a few drops of Petitgrain essential oil to coconut carrier oil ( 4 to 5 drops of essential oil for every tablespoon of carrier oil).
Step 2:
Rub the mixture on the bottom of the feet
Step 3:
Massage the feet as you inhale the calming aroma

Note: For best results, use a blend of Petitgrain with Lavender or Bergamot during the massage

Topical application

When applied to skin, it helps reduce inflammation and irritation.

Step 1:
Add few drops of Petitgrain essential oil to Coconut carrier oil ( 4 to 5 drops of essential oil for every tablespoon of carrier oil)
Step 2:
Apply the mixture to skin blemishes, imperfections or acne.


Petit grain when used on pillows and bedding for the aroma, promotes relaxation and a restful night’s sleep

Step 1:
Add few drops of Petit grain essential oil on the pillow and bedding a couple of hours before going to bed.
Step 2:
Inhale the aroma while you are in bed and enjoy the calmness and relaxation it offers


  • Avoid contact with eyes, nose, and sensitive areas.
  • Never apply essential oils to the skin or scalp directly. It is highly recommended to dilute the oil using a carrier oil to avoid skin irritation.
  • Never intake essential oils orally.
  • Do a patch test before topical use to make sure there are no allergic reactions to any essential oil.
  • If you are pregnant, nursing or taking medication; consult a physician before use.