Petitgrain - Citrus aurantium

Petitgrain is obtained from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree, the aroma is reminiscent of Neroli oil which is distilled from the blossoms of the same tree. Petitgrain is employed for its pleasant aroma and refreshing qualities in massages, baths skincare and vaporizers.  Relaxing, Refreshing and rerejuvenating.

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County of Origin Paraguay
Therapeutic Properties Analgesic, anti-anxiety, anti-bacterial, anti-convulsant, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral, calming, deodorant, hypotensive, immuno-stimulant, nervine, sedative, tonic
Botanical Family Rutaceae
Chemical Family Esters, Monoterpenols
Approx. Shelf Life 5 years
Plant Parts Leaves
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Blends well with Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang

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History: This oil was once abstracted from small unripe fruit as the name means little grains. Now it is taken from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree. It was and is a major ingredient in eau-de-cologne. Main use of this oil has been in perfumery.

Characteristics: A top note with a strong aroma, Petitgrain smells like orange blossoms, but less floral, more herbaceous, and with a bitter undertone.

Clinical Studies:

Indications: Used for acne, excessive perspiration, greasy skin and hair, toning, dyspepsia, flatulence, convalescence, insomnia, nervous exhaustion, stress related conditions. Used to cool, calm the nerves, relieve anxiety, reduce tension and mental stress, promotes relaxation.

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Subtle Aromatherapy:

Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath, diffusor, inhaler, light bulb ring, liquid candle, massage, mist spray, stream inhalation.

Safety:  Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2005
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopeadia Britannica. USA, 2014
Photos attribution – istock Photos
Safety Considerations:
        Do not take essential oils internally.
        Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes.
        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
        The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe.
        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
        The statements on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA.
        You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis.
        Contact your Health Care provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem.
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    Petitgrain - Citrus aurantium

    Petitgrain - Citrus aurantium

    Petitgrain is obtained from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree, the aroma is reminiscent of Neroli oil which is distilled from the blossoms of the same tree. Petitgrain is employed for its pleasant aroma and refreshing qualities in massages, baths skincare and vaporizers.  Relaxing, Refreshing and rerejuvenating.

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