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
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.
Petitgrain essential oil aids in improving overall immunity, helping to strengthen the body's defense mechanisms against various infections and illnesses.
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
Promotes feelings of calm and relaxation
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).
Rub the mixture on the bottom of the feet
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
When applied to skin, it helps reduce inflammation and irritation.
Add few drops of Petitgrain essential oil to Coconut carrier oil ( 4 to 5 drops of essential oil for every tablespoon of carrier oil)
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
Add few drops of Petit grain essential oil on the pillow and bedding a couple of hours before going to bed.
Inhale the aroma while you are in bed and enjoy the calmness and relaxation it offers
Recommended Essential Oil Blend:
Recommended Carrier oils:
- 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.