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Petitgrain Essential Oil

Petitgrain Essential Oil

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Parts Used

Leaves and twigs


Botanical Name

Citrus aurantium


Extraction Method

Steam distilled


Note Classification

Top to Middle



Fresh-floral, citrus scent and a woody-herbaceous undertone



antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, anti-depressant, deodorant, nervine and sedative.



Excessive perspiration, flatulence, indigestion, nervous exhaustion and stress-related conditions, oily hair and skin. Petitgrain is a pleasant addition to skin and hair care products. Both as a fragrance and for its antiseptic properties.



Mostly used in perfumery.


Blends Well With

Benzoin, bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, clove, cypress, eucalyptus lemon, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, marjoram, neroli, oakmoss, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang


Herbal Miscellany

At first the oil was extracted from the small green unripe oranges. The name petitgrain comes from this, meaning little grains.



Oil Specific: None known.

General: As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.


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