Petitgrain (Bitter Orange) (Citrus aurantium)

Petitgrain, Bitter Orange

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Petitgrain, Bitter Orange Essential Oil

Latin Name:  Citrus aurantium L.

Source: Italy

Part of plant:  Leaves

Grade:  Organic

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.

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