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Petitgrain Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Petitgrain Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Petitgrain Essential Oil Uses and BenefitsPetitgrain Essential Oil Properties (Citrus aurantium)

Energetic, fresh, green, floral scent with resemblance of Neroli and citrus peel. 

  • 100% Pure, Concentrated, Undiluted
  • Therapeutic Quality
  • Steam Distilled from Leaves and Twigs
  • Country of Origin: Paraguay

Petitgrain Essential Oil Packaged

Amber glass bottle with Euro dropper. Tamper proof safety seal. Shrink wrapped.

Background Information on Petitgrain Oil

Petitgrain essential oil is derived from the leaves and twigs of the orange, lemon or tangerine tree.  The citrus evergreen trees are native to Asia.  The bitter orange tree reaches a height of about 3 metres when cultivated, but can attain up to about 6 metres when growing in the wild. It has stout branches with a smooth brown trunk. When compared to sweet orange tree it has a more erect stature and tighter crown of leaves. It has flexible twigs with blunt thorns. The leaves are glossy and highly aromatic.

Petitgrain Essential Oil Uses and Benefits

Petitgrain is widely used in perfumery.  Its practical uses are:  helpful for meditation, soothes inflamed and irritated skin tissue, calms nerves, relieves anxiety, promotes sleep.*  It is a mood uplifter and improves mental clarity.

Some of its documented properties are:  antidepressant, antiseptic, antistress, calmative, deodorant, refreshing, tonic, uplifting.

Petitgrain essential oil is versatile. It has the ability to uplift and relax at the same time. It helps with acne, blemishes and pimples, balancing the overall sebaceous glands.* Petitgrain essential oil is used in depression, anxiety, diarrhea, fluid retention, greasy skin, headaches, insomnia, hay fever, mature skin, nervous exhaustion, and stress.* It also has antispasmodic, antiemetic, sudorific, stomachic, stimulant, tonic effects.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.

Petitgrain Essential Oil Uses and Benefits / Blends &  Suggestions

Petitgrain essential oil blends well with most oils. It blends well with bergamot, cassia, cinnamon, citronella, geranium, lemon, lemongrass, lime, neroli, sage, spikenard, tangerine.

A few drops in a diffuser will provide a relaxing, fresh aroma climate.

Petitgrain Essential Oil Safety Tips

Mildly photosensitizing. Avoid sun exposure to area of application for at least twelve hours after topical application.


Essential OilPetitgrain
Botanical NameCitrus aurantium
SourceLeaves, Twigs
Country of OriginParaguay
Method of DistillationSteam
CharacteristicsYellow to slightly brown liquid with strong bitter-sweet, woody, citrus-floral odor.
Main ConstituentsLinalool, Linalyl Acetate, Alpha-Terpineol, Trans-Carveol, Geranyl Acetate, Cis-Linalool Oxide, Gamma-Terpinene, Carvone, Neryl Acetate, Trans-Beta-Ocimene, Beta-Pinene
CAS No.68916-04-1