Petitgrain Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium v. amara, C. bigaradia
Aroma: Floral, fresh, warm
Perfume Note: Top
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Source: Leaves and stems
Main Chemical Components: Linalyl acetate, linalol, alpha terpineol, geranyl acetate, geraniol
Blends Well With: Citrus oils, lavender, clary sage, geranium, rosemary, olibanum
Description and Uses: Petitgrain comes from the same tree as Neroli, although Petitgrain essential oil is distilled from the leaves rather than the petals. The two oils have similar properties, but Petitgrain has deodorant properties as well and is particularly helpful in relieving anxiety and stress. Petitgrain is a wonderful oil for helping with nervous exhaustion and trouble sleeping as it has a soothing, calming effect on the emotions.
Petitgrain's aroma is lovely -- fresh and green/flowery and it's effect is both revitalizing and relaxing. It has a toning effect on the skin and is wonderful as a final rinse for healthy hair (two drops).
Here's a recipe to try using Petigrain Essential Oil:
Relaxation Massage Oil
4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
1 drop Petitgrain Oil
1 drop Frankincense Oil
1 Tbsp of Massage Oil Base or Carrier Oil of your choice
This blend may be used for a relaxing massage, added to a warm bath (about a capful of the massage oil blend) or, you can blend the essential oils in the same proportions (without the carrier oil) and use in one of our Aromatherapy Diffusers.
Disclaimer: The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and not intended to treat, prescribe, cure, or diagnose any disease or condition. This information is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Dreaming Earth Botanicals is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations, or procedures discussed. All matters pertaining to your physical health should be supervised by a health care professional. Keep all aromatherapy products out of reach of children.