Petitgrain Essential Oil (Citrus aurantium) 10ml


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Petitgrain essential oil originates from Italy and is obtained from the leaves and the twigs of the bitter orange tree by steam distillation.

Also known as orange leaf, Petitgrain essential oil has a sweet, fresh, and moderately woody scent. Petitgrain is acquired from the leaves of a 10m high bitter orange tree, which also produces Neroli from the flowers it grows. In fact, Petitgrain essential oil has the same characteristics as Neroli. Both ingredients are recognised for their calming influence during moments of stress. Petitgrain in particular is also used as an additive in various skincare products.

Aromatic Scent: Petitgrain Essential Oil smells like orange blossoms with a bitter, floral, citrus and herbaceous undertone.
Colour: Colourless to pale yellow liquid.
Consistency: Thin
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Latin Name: Citrus Aurantium
Note: Top
Origin: Italy
Plant Part: Leaves and Twigs
Strength of Aroma: Strong

Blends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Lime, Jasmine, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Rosemary, Sandalwood and Ylang-Ylang

How to use Petitgrain Essential Oil

  • Baths: 4-8 drops of oil should be blended in a teaspoon of carrier oil and added to the bath
  • Massages: 2-4 drops of essential oils should be added to to 1 tablespoonful of carrier oil
  • Vaporisation: 3-5 drops of essential oil should be added to a burner, aroma stone or aroma stream


Petitgrain oil used to be extracted from green unripe oranges that fell from the bitter orange tree, when they were as small as cherries. That is where the name Petitgrain originates, and some still refer to them as ‘little grains’. Petitgrain oil is mostly used as an ingredient in perfumes, cologne and medicine.


Petitgrain helps to tone and clear the skin. It is especially beneficial for blocked, greasy skin, and used to treat acne, among other imperfections. Petitgrain contains a non-irritating antiseptic element, which is said to help manage hyperactive sebum development. Petitgrain can be helpful for those who sweat profusely, and can also be used as a deodorant.


Petitgrain is a priceless antidepressant, and can provide relief from several stress-related issues, including anxiety, nervous exhaustion, and even insomnia. It is a refreshing and soothing essential oil that can help resolve imbalanced emotions.


Petitgrain is good for the digestive system, and can help alleviate body spasms, especially the stomach. Its reinvigorating action can also be helpful during times of illness, or when an individual feels exhausted.


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