Citrus aurantium leaf
Synonyms: Citrus aurantium ssp amara, bitter orange leaf essential oil, bigarade
Cultivation: USDA and EcoCert organic cultivation in Paraguay
Composition: 100% Petitgrain essential oil, certified organic by USDA and EcoCert
Extraction: Water-steam distillation of bitter orange leaves
Active Constituents: Esters, monoterpenes: linalyl acetate, linalol
Color: Pale yellow to clear
About: Petitgrain has beautiful, bright citrus top notes, green mid-tones, and a spicy finish. The oil is steam-distilled from the leaves of the bitter orange tree. This tree also produces white flowers that are used to make the essential oil known as Orange Blossom and Neroli. Petitgrain essential oil is used in facial skin care and for relaxation.
Common Uses: Add Petitgrain to homemade soaps, lotions, and personalized aromas. Diffuse Petitgrain for a bright citrus scent that is uplifting and that promotes relaxation and peaceful sleep. To support balanced sebum production on the face, add 1 drop Petitgrain and 1 drop Rosemary Verbenone to a dab of skin cream. A drop of Petitgrain can also be applied in lotion to sore muscles and joints.
Blending Recommendations: Petitgrain has green-citrus notes and a hint of spice. It blends well with most essential oils, but especially citrus and floral scents. It has hundreds of potential DIY uses, including homemade soaps, lotions, personalized scents, diffusers, room sprays and more.
Bay Laurel, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Carrot Seed, Cistus, Frankincense, Geranium Rose, Ginger, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Myrrh, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rose Otto, Rosemary Cineole, Rosemary Verbenone, Sandalwood, Vanilla,Vetiver, Ylang Ylang.
Safety Information: Not recommended in the first 3 months of pregnancy.
Linalyl Acetate 47.35%
Geranyle Acetate 4.14%
Neryl Acetate 2.43%
Petitgrain essential oil contains 82 constituents. All not listed are below 0.79%.
Shelf Life: 3 years
Storage: Store upright, cap closed, out of direct heat and sunlight.
Notes: Non-GMO, No pesticides, No insecticides, No additives, Gluten free, Vegan, Cruelty free, No carrier oil added.