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At one time the oil was extracted from the green unripe oranges when they were still the size of a cherry - hence the name petitgrains, or "little grains"...

Citrus aurantium

Note: Middle - 20

Parts Used: leaves and twigs of tree

Source: steam distillation of the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree native to southern China and north-east India. Most of the oil is produced in France. Some essential oil sources are extracted from the leaves of Orange trees in South America.

Description and Odor Effect: a pale yellow liquid with a fresh, woody, bitter-sweet scent reminiscent of neroli, but less refined. Its odor effect is refreshing and uplifting.

Nature: uplifting, refreshing

Blends well with: bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, clove, cypress, jasmine, neroli, rose, sage, vetivert

Physical Uses: Petitgrain is used in skin and hair care; it soothes inflamed and irritated skin tissue and has deodorant properties. It is a stomachic, and aids in indigestion and flatulence.

Mental and Emotional Uses: The scent of petitgrain is light and bright, and brings about clarity of mind and cheerfulness. It is helpful for nervous exhaustion and stress-related disorders.

Caution: Powerful oil, dilute well.

Therapeutic Uses: antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antistress, astringent, calmative, deodorant, digestive, fixative, nervine, refreshing, sedative, stimulant (digestive system), stomachic, tonic, uplifting

Application: massage, bath, diffuser, inhalation, air spray

Keyword: Clarity

Petitgrain Magic: Traditionally used to ward off physical threats.

Petitgrain Harmony

Add these essential oils to 20 ml / 4 teaspoons carrier oil

To tone oily or combination skin:

  • 4 drops Petitgrain
  • 4 drops Australian Sandalwood
  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang is free to access and use.
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