Petitgrain Essential Oil

Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Citrus aurantium, Petitgrain bigarade,

Petigrain bigarade, Bitter orange tree leaves

Source Location

Plant part used

Italy

Leaves and branches

Extraction Method

Color

Steam distillation

Clear, yellow tinge

Consistency

Aroma Strength

Thin

 Medium

Fragrance

Fresh, woody, and slightly floral

Benefits/Uses/Systems

Supports skin health, acne, oily skin, excessive perspiration, oily hair, boils, scars; respiratory support: infections, asthma; muscle spasms, joint pain and arthritis; heart palpitations, circulation; insomnia, fatigue; gas, digestion, hepatitis.

Blends Well With

Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang

Main Constituents

Linalyl acetate, linalool, nerol, alpha-terpineol, geranyl acetate, limonene, B-myrcene

Properties

Antiseptic, antispasmodic, deodorant, nervine, stimulant (digestive, nervous system), stomachic, tonic

Safety

Generally safe