Petitgrain 100% Pure Essential Oil
Native to Asia, but grown in various other parts of the globe, the bitter orange tree is the source of petitgrain essential oil. The flower-and-fruit-bearing plant also provides neroli oil, which is drawn from the blooms, while petitgrain is taken from its leaves and twigs. Petitgrain oil has been used in traditional wellness practices, but it is most widely renowned for its presence in perfume and skin care products.
Plant Part Used
Leaves and branches
Medium. Light and woody-floral with citrus accents.
Helps ease occasional stress and tension. Promotes a bright, positive mood and uplifted spirits. Soothing.
Blends Well With
Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Neroli, Nutmeg, Orange, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang
History of Petitgrain
During the 17th century, an Italian princess popularized the floral scent of bitter orange, which became known as "neroli." The essence of bitter orange's branches also became cherished, with the inclusion of its undeveloped tiny green oranges leading to the name petitgrain or "little grain." Petitgrain is used in skin cleansers and toners, and it is a perennial favorite in perfumery. Woodier and slightly less floral than neroli, petitgrain offers a soothing, reassuring, and ultimately energizing aroma that carries the unmistakable zing of orange as it provides a pick-me-up for both mood and mind.
Using Petitgrain Oil
All essential oil blends are for aromatherapy use only and are not for ingesting!
A happy, energizing blend that evokes sweet notes of summer fun and relaxation…
Bath & Shower
Add 5-10 drops to hot bath water, or sprinkle into shower steam before getting in for an at-home spa experience.
8-10 drops of essential oil per 1 ounce of carrier oil. Apply a small amount directly to areas of concern, such as muscles, skin, or joints. Work the oil gently into the skin until it is fully absorbed.
Inhale the aromatic vapors directly from the bottle, or place a few drops in a burner or diffuser to fill a room with its scent.
This oil can be used in your homemade DIY projects, such as in candles, soaps and other body care products!