Perfectly pleasant Petitgrain Essential Oil is an elegant elixir that is steam distilled from the leaves and petit fruits of the not-yet-ripe bitter orange tree. Inhaling this sharp, sunny citrus aroma with a hint of twiggy-tang offers an expansive, calming fragrance that cheers the heart. This delectable distillation is a tonic for balancing skin. It also inspires optimism, self-confidence, and a clear mind.
Botanical Name: Citrus deliciosa
Botanical Family: Rutaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Leaves, twigs, and fruits
Country of Origin: Paraguay
Cultivation Method: Organic
Composition: 100% Citrus deliciosa
Scent Description: Tangy fresh floral and sunny citrus, with subtle notes of woody-green.
Blends well with: Neroli, Bergamot, Vanilla, Lemon, Grapefruit, Lime, Citron, Frankincense, Ylang, Rose Otto, Palmarosa, Sweet Thyme, Vetiver, Clove, Schizandra, Seabuckthorn Berry, Jasmine, Cardamom, Clary Sage, Marjoram, and Lavender.
Uses: Dilute to use in skin serums. Softens appearance of scars, stretch marks, and skin texture. Diffuse to cheer spaces. Splendid when mixed into massage, body care blends, and deodorants. Inhale with a winter cheering blend in our salt pipe or bath. Pleasing in perfumes and colognes. Inhale from the bottle to clear confusion and experience instant elevation.
Enjoy Petitgrain Essential Oil’s calming qualities and fetching fragrance in perfumes and colognes. This oil is an emotion equalizer and a body balancer. It reduces excess oil on the skin and hair, yet also helps to retain moisture in areas that are dry. It unwinds the high strung and revitalizes those seeking verve while comforting those experiencing apprehension.
Petitgrain is perfectly poised to refresh the senses, revive the skin, and reinvigorate the spirit.
“This oil [Petitgrain] combines an attractive price with a very pleasant fragrance. It is antispasmodic, sedative, and anxiolytic qualities. It calms the high strung.”
~ Kurt Schnaubelt, Advanced Aromatherapy
“The spirit of petitgrain is embodied in gentle strength, encouraging positive resolutions and outcomes at difficult times. It enables us to see ahead and to forge a link with our inner truth, helping us understand that in our personal strength comes truth.”
~ Valerie Ann Worwood, Aromatherapy for the Soul
“Quality: Orange leaf bigarade [another name for Petitgrain] maybe adulterated with cheaper Paraguay oil, which itself is frequently adulterated [Kubeczka 2002].”
~ Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Essential Oil Safety, Second Edition
“The petitgrain fragrance is fresh, flowery, revitalizing – slightly resembling neroli. Almost every cologne water contains petitgrain oil, which is usually produced from bitter orange. Petitgrain stimulates the mind, supports memory, gladdens the heart, and tends to be relaxed and balancing.”
~ Susanne Fischer-Rizzi, The Complete Aromatherapy Handbook
How do we love thee, orange tree? Let us count the ways.
Our hearts and noses are filled with gratitude for the many aromatic gifts of the generous orange tree. The hypnotic floral fantasy of Neroli is produced by steam distilling the orange tree’s fragrant white flowers, and opulent Orange Blossom Absolute uses a solvent extraction method on those same fragrant flowers to capture a richer, thicker, and more viscous essence that has incredible tenacity in perfumery. Twiggy-tangy Petitgrain oil is a steam distillation of the orange tree’s leaves and stems, and it is perfectly poised to refresh the senses, revive the skin, and reinvigorate the spirit. Cold-pressed orange peels release bright and sunny Orange Essential Oil used as fresh, sparkling notes in perfumes and is nearly always used as a top note. Neroli Fleurs sur Petitgrain is a captivating co-distillation of Neroli blossoms with the twigs and leaves of Petitgrain to create an enchanting, super sensual scent.