Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium v. amara, C. bigaradia Origin: Paraguay Family: Rutaceae 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, and 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 for 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 has a lovely fresh, green, floral aroma and its 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).
Recipes Using Petitgrain Essential Oil:
Relaxation Massage Blend:
4 drops Lavender Essential Oil
1 drop Petitgrain Oil
1 drop Frankincense Oil
1 Tbsp Massage Oil Base or other carrier oil of your choice
This blend may be used for a relaxing massage, added
to a warm bath (about a cap full of the massage oil blend) or you can
blend the essential oils in the same proportions (without the carrier