Petitgrain Essential Oil

Petitgrain essential oil, Citrus aurantium, has a fresh, floral, citrus scent with some woodsy notes. Petitgrain is one of the three oils obtained from the Bitter Orange tree. The others are Neroli from the flowers and Bitter Orange from the peel of the fruit. Petitgrain is often called the “poor man’s neroli” since it is much less expensive but provides many of the same health benefits. Although today Petitgrain oil is steam distilled from the fresh leaves and small twigs, it was once extracted from the green unripe oranges when they were still the size of cherries, hence the name Petitgrain or "little grains."

Petitgrain is a balancing oil that helps clear and tone the skin. It helps decrease excess sebum produced by oil glands and cleanse the skin of dead skin cells. The essential oil helps fight the bacteria that cause acne which leads to clearer skin.

The anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties of petitgrain make it an excellent addition to massage oils to ease muscle aches and pains.

In hair care, Petitgrain essential oil is a great natural conditioner. It helps cleanse hair, remove excess oil build-up, and balance oil production leaving hair feeling clean and fresh.

Aromatherapy Properties: Petitgrain, like other citrus oils, is a mood booster. Its relaxing and calming effect helps relieve nervous tension and anxiety and lift feelings of stress and depression. It can help with mood swings and emotional instability. Petitgrain helps fight fatigue and promotes the energy you need to get through a stressful day. It also has a sedative effect that can help treat insomnia and provide a restful night's sleep.


Pregnancy & Children: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during Pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy or with young children please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.

Precautions: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, have a medical condition, or have any medical concerns regarding yourself or your family consult a qualified, licensed health professional prior to use. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children.

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