Petitgrain Essential Oil - Orange
Botanical binomial: Citrus aurantium
Country of Origin: Paraguay
Part of plant used in production: Leaf and twig
Methods of production: Steam distilled
Characteristics: Pale yellow with a citrus-like odour wrapped in a green herbaceous tone. Fresh and yet bitter, sharp, dry with a rich and lasting sweet undertone.
Properties: Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, carminative, stomachic, immunity enhancer, circulation booster.
Uses: Widely used in perfumery and found in colognes.
Used in aromatherapy for calming emotions, combating stress and anxiety, elevating mood. It can be refreshing and help ease disharmony.
Blends well with: Basil sweet, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Neroli, Orange sweet, Palmarosa, Rosemary verbenone, Sandalwood, Ylang ylang extra/complete/III.
Interesting Facts: The name Petitgrain is French for “little grain,” which stems from the fact that the oil used to be extracted from the small unripe green fruits of the plant.
Safety: Phototoxic, avoid direct sunlight after topical application.