Petitgrain essential oil comes from the bitter orange tree, the same tree that yields neroli essential oil and bitter orange essential oil. While neroli is extracted from the flowers of the tree and bitter orange essential oil is extracted from the orange peel, petitgrain is extracted from the leaves and twigs. Its name means "little grain" and refers to the unripe orange fruits that petitgrain was originally extracted from. Petitgrain essential oil shares many uses with neroli essential oil, and it can often function as a less costly alternative to neroli. In particular, petitgrain inspires confidence and helps build emotional resilience. It can calm anxieties and help prevent insomnia. It is also useful for treating a range of skin issues, such as acne, blemishes, and excessive skin oiliness.
Properties: Antiseptic, Antidepressant, Sedative, Nervine, Antibacterial
Perfumery Note: Top
Aroma:Citrusy, Fresh, Floral, Sweet (Similar to Neroli, but lighter)
Relieves anxiety... Petigrain acts as a sedative for both the mind and the body. It is commonly used to naturally improves mood, and it can help remove feelings of strain, anxiety, and anxiousness. Because of this, petitgrain can be used to deal with cases of insomnia and to improve sleep quality.
Inspires feelings of confidence and strength... Petitgrain has a remarkable quality of being both relaxing and uplifting at the same time. It stimulates feelings of perseverance and confidence and it helps build emotional resilience. It's stabilizing and can act as a powerful antidepressant.
Skincare... Petitgrain is antibacterial, and it helps keep skin clear of infections that can contribute to acne, blemishes, or other inflammation. Like Neroli Essential Oil, petitgrain contributes to skin elasticity and to skin cell regeneration.
Massage oil to relieve fatigue:
1 oz. Pomegranate Seed Oil
4 drops Yarrow Essential Oil
4 drops Petitgrain Essential Oil
Blend the oils together and apply to your chest and the back of your neck.
1 oz. Meadowfoam Seed Oil
4 drops German Chamomile
6 drops Valerian Root Essential Oil
6 drops Petitgrain Essential Oil
Mix the essential oils with the meadowfoam seed oil, and then apply this blend to your chest and to the back of your neck. Alternately, use the essential oils in a diffuser before going to sleep.
1 teaspoon Moringa Seed Oil
2 drops Petitgrain Essential Oil
Mix the oils together and apply to dry, clean skin in the morning and at night.
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