Petitgrain, Bitter Orange Essential Oil
Latin Name: Citrus aurantium L.
Part of plant: Leaves
Aroma Character: Fresh/floral with woody-herbaceous undertones.
Blends Well with: Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon
Petitgrain (Bitter Orange) Properties: Sedative to nervous system beneath the diaphragm; anti-spasmodic; anti-inflammatory; anti-bacterial.
Petitgrain Bitter Orange) Indications: Vegetative dystonia; infections of respiratory tract; acne with pus, boils; chronic hepatitis.
Petitgrain (Bitter Orange) Main Components: Linalyl acetate, 1-linalool, alpha-terpineol, nerol, geraniol, furfal, beta-ocimene, dipentene.
Petitgrain (Bitter Orange) Contraindications, side effects: None known for normal dosage.
Petitgrain (Bitter Orange) belongs to the Rutaceae family. It is extracted by steam distillation from the leaves, twigs and small, green buds of the Bitter Orange tree in France, Paraguay, Italy, Morocco, Brazil and the United States. The name is derived from the little green buds, petit grains, which are part of the distillation material.
Petitgrain (Bitter Orange) is a middle to base note oil with a warming and balancing temperament, a light, gentle, sweet yet lively and fruity scent and a light yellow colour.