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Botanical name: Petitgrain aurantium amara
Plant part: leaves and twigs
Extraction method: steam distilled
Description:The bitter orange tree that provides the petitgrain essential oil is also the source of bitter orange oil and neroli oil.
Colour: pale yellow to amber
Common uses: Petitgrain is believed to have uplifting properties.
Aromatherapists have long used it to calm anger and stress, while it has been used in the skin care industry for acne, oily skin, and as a deodorising agent.
Properties: anti-infectious, antiseptic, deodorant and tonic.
Benefits: acne and oily hair and skin.
Strength of aroma: medium
Blends well with: bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, geranium, lavender, lime, jasmine, neroli, orange, palmarosa, rosemary, rosewood, sandalwood and ylang ylang.
Aromatic scent: Petitgrain oil smells like orange blossoms with a bitter, woody and herbaceous undertone.
History: Originally the oil was produced in distilleries from the unripe oranges when they were the size of cherries. This explains why it is named petitgrain – which in French means little grains. Nonetheless, this proved to be uneconomical and so the oil began being extracted from the leaves and twigs of the orange tree instead.
Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
Cautions: Very potent and not to be used on sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.
General safety information: Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.
Everyday, super simple uses for essential oils
Essential oils are used to fragrance soap (2%-3%), balms (0.5%), skin creams and butters (0.5%).