Petitgrain (bigarade) Essential Oil
Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium var. amara) essential oil is useful for calming, sleep aid, antispasmodic (muscle relaxing), and anti-depressive blends due to its high Ester content (generally about 50%). It has a linalool and linalyl acetate synergy similar to lavender, clary sage, and bergamot mint. It really is a top choice for calming and sleep. It is distilled from the same tree species as Neroli except that Petitgrain is from the leaves and Neroli oil is from the delicate flowers.
Chemistry: linalyl acetate (40.01%), linalol (21.44%), a-terpineol (7.42%), geranyl acetate (6.87%), neryl acetate (4.32%), myrcene (3.49%), e-b-ocimene (3.30%)
Latin Name: Citrus aurantium var. amara
Botanical Family: Rutaceae
Cultivation: Paraguay, Certified Organic
Plant Part: Leaves
Chemical Family: Esters and Monoterpenols
Aroma: citrusy but not sweet, slightly bitter aroma, similar to Neroli
Properties: Antidepressant, Antispasmodic, CNS Sedative, Cooling, Deodorizing, Immunostimulant.
Steam Distilled: January 2018
Shelf Life: 5 years (approx.)
Petitgrain diffuses beautifully in an ultrasonic diffuser. For skin application, add just 1 drop to 1 teaspoon of unscented lotion and gently massage in skin as needed to relieve itch, redness, or inflamed skin conditions. Consider pairing with peppermint for a cooling effect or ginger for warming.
Chakra: Sacral (2nd) and Third Eye (6th)
Petitgrain helps us make and maintain positive relationships. It brings balance and clarity into our lives and helps us give and receive unconditional love.
For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Always dilute essential oils before applying to the skin and keep away from mucous membranes. Consult a licensed physician if pregnant or nursing. If the oil is past it’s “Best by” date or stored improperly, it may cause irritation and lose therapeutic value. Avoid the use of essential oils near infants and small children.
For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please consult your medical professional before use.