Petitgrain - Aromaland Essential Oil Aromatherapy
Latin Name: Citrus aurantium var. amara
Country of Origin: Paraguay
Description: Citrus, yet floral. Very energetic and fresh. Quite green, with resemblance both of Neroli and citrus peel. However, it is not as fine and floral as Neroli.
Cultivation Method: Conventionally Grown
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Extracted From: Leaves and twigs
Color: Pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Top
Aromatherapy Properties: Hypnotic and sedative. Calming anxiety and panic attacks. Uplifting and easing the mind, restoring ones energy. Great nerve tonic.
Suggested Use: Add a few drops to a diffuser for a relaxing, fresh aroma climate.
Blends Well With: Most oils. Petitgrain can be used to support the Neroli. Citrus oils, Lavender and Geranium, Frankincense, Chamomile and Clary Sage. Rose, Vetiver, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang. Cedarwood and Clary Sage.
History: Petitgrain is extracted from the leaves and little twigs of the Bitter Orange tree. Previously, it was distilled from the small green fruit, hence the name petitgrain – "little grains"
It is an important ingredient of Eau de Cologne.
Specific Safety Information: No known toxicity. GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food flavor.