Petitgrain oil from the young leaves of the bitter orange tree has a gently uplifting effect on the psyche and a balancing effect, which can help individuals to see problems in proportion.
It can have a hypnotic effect when used in conjunction with massage. Historically it represented renewal and hope. Victorian artists who used it as perfume believed that it enhanced creativity.
Source: It is grown commercially in France, North Africa and South America.
Extraction: Petitgrain essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree.
Aroma: Pure Petitgrain essential oil has a tangy, sharp, orange scent.
Uses: Massage, baths, vaporisation and may be added top base emollients.
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, Rosewood, Rosemary, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang.
Caution: Petitgrain essential oil is perfectly safe for home use.
All citrus oils need to be stored in a cool, dark place to preserve them and keep them fresh. Always ensure proper dilution.