Petitgrain Essential Oil
Our exceptional Petitgrain Essential Oil (Citrus aurantium) comes from Italy and is Therapeutic Quality Essential Oil steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree, which is the same tree that yields neroli essential oil from its blossoms and bitter orange oil from the rind of its ripe fruit. The bitter orange tree is native to the Far East but has become well adapted in the Mediterranean regions, as well as in California, Florida and South America. It is an evergreen tree with glossy oval leaves and highly fragrant white flowers. It grows to about 30 feet in height.
Petitgrain Essential Oil Properties
Petitgrain Essential oil has a light, fresh, floral-citrus scent with woody and herbaceous undertones. Top notes and middle notes predominate. It blends well with many other essential oils, including lavender, rosemary, geranium, frankincense, bitter orange, neroli, clary sage and palmarosa.
Claims made by aromatherapists for Petitgrain essential oil have emphasized calming, uplifting and tonic properties and it has been said to be useful for skin care and for supporting relaxation, better mood, improved vitality and good sleep.
How to Use This Oil
Petitgrain Essential Oil can be used for both diffusion and topical application. It is a lovely essential oil to diffuse for relaxation as it does not make most people sleepy as Lavender Essential Oil can do. We like to use 3 or 4 drops on a simple fan diffuser for diffusing into a room or 2 or 3 drops on an aroma locket so that we can carry it with us as we go through the day. Choose an aroma locket that will keep the oil away from your skin and clothing; lava stone jewelry is not a good choice for aromatherapy jewelry because it will allow the oil to touch your skin or clothes and may cause irritation or staining. For topical application, we recommend that you use a maximum concentration of 2.5% of Petitgrain Essential Oil diluted in vegetable oil (such as Sweet Almond Oil). For using Petitgrain Essential Oil in a relaxing bath, add 3 or 4 drops to a tablespoon of whole milk or cream and stir this mixture into a warm bath; mix well with your foot before immersing in the tub. Do not get the bath water with essential oil in your eyes.
Petitgrain Essential Oil in Traditional Medicines
Modern-day practitioners of the ancient system of Classical Chinese Medicine have made the following claims for Petitgrain Essential Oil:
Energy: Warm and Neutral
Main Element: Wood
Actions: Calms and Frees the Spirit; Rectifies the Liver
Indications: Anger, agitation, mental fatigue, poor sleep, routine muscle spasms
Follow all General Safety Guidelines for essential oil use as outlined in the link below.
IMPORTANT: All issues that pertain to your physical or mental health should be discussed with and supervised by a licensed health care professional. Keep all essential oils away from and out of reach of children. We recommend you consult a trained aromatherapist before using essential oils with children under 16 years of age. Always follow the general safety guidelines for using essential oils; these can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Disclaimer: Information provided in this description is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used in/for the treatment, cure, mitigation or diagnosis of any mental or physical disease or illness or as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other appropriately trained and licensed health care professional. Artisan Aromatics is not responsible for any adverse effects resulting from the improper use of any suggestions, products, preparations, or procedures mentioned or from attempts to follow historical reports of a plant’s uses. Please note that essential oils do not necessarily have the same properties as other types of herbal preparations of the same plant and since essential oils are the most highly concentrated type of preparation made from plants, they can have toxicity issues not arising from use of other types of herbal preparations of a given plant.Essential Oil Safety Considerations