Also known as Orange Leaf Oil.
Botanical Name : Citrus aurantium
Common Method of Extraction : Steam Distilled
Plant Part Typically Used : Leaves and Twigs
Color : Clear with a Yellow Tinge
Consistency : Thin
Perfumery Note : Top
Strength of Initial Aroma : Medium
Aromatic Description : Fresh, woody, and slightly floral.
Though steam distilled from the same botanical species as neroli and bitter orange, Petitgrain Essential Oil possesses its own characteristically unique aroma. Petitgrain
Oil is distilled from the leaves and sometimes the twigs and branches of the tree whereas Neroli Essential Oil is distilled from the blossoms and Orange Essential Oil is
typically cold pressed from the rinds of the fruits.
Because it is distilled from the leaves and twigs, it is less floral and less citrusy than Neroli or Orange. It has a beautiful, fresh, woody aroma that blends well with
citrus rind and floral oils. It's a joy to work with for aromatic blending.
Emotionally, I find Petitgrain Oil to be uplifting, calming and balancing. I tend to include Petitgrain Oil in my inhalers intended to help ease anxiety and high stress
situations. Like Lavender, Petitgrain Oil contains the calming ester linalyl acetate.
Its aroma is a wonderful addition to blends especially formulated for men (women love it too). Petitgrain is considered an aphrodisiac.
Benefits, Uses & precautions:
Acne, fatigue, oily skin, stress. Benefits, uses & precautions: Petitgrain Oil has been used in massage oil, aromatherapy products, homeopathic products, air fresheners,
lotions, face lotions, inhalants, deodorants, skin care products, hair products, shampoos, conditioners, household cleaning products, detergents, candles, body sprays,
perfumes, and colognes.