Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium L. var amara
Plant Part: Leaves
Method: Steam Distilled
Aroma: A top note with a strong aroma, Petitgrain smells like orange blossoms, but less floral, more herbaceous, and with a bitter undertone.
Blends With: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Lime, Orange, Palmarosa, Rosemary, Sandalwood and Ylang-ylang
Native to Southeast Asia, the bitter orange tree that provides Petitgrain, Bitter Orange and Neroli now grows throughout the Mediterranean and sub-tropic areas globally. Originally the oil was produced from the unripe oranges when they were the size of cherries; in fact its name comes from petit grain, which in French means 'little grain'.
Diffuse for calming and relaxing sleep
Dilute and apply topically to help support the immune and cardiovascular systems
Dilute for skin applications to max. 5%
For facial uses (acne or discolored skin spots) dilute to 2%
Cautions: Dilute before use; May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
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