Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium amara
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Colour, Consistency and Aroma: Thin colourless to pale yellow liquid. Top note with a strong aroma. Sweet, fresh and floral aroma similar to orange flowers with woody undertones.
Blends with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Lime, Jasmine, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Ylang-ylang, Sandalwood.
Petitgrain essential oil is extracted from the leaves and twigs of the Seville orange tree. It has undertones of citrus but is sweet at the same time. Petitgrain oil can be used as a substitute for Neroli, however, be aware it has a stronger, more citrusy scent.
Petitgrain Essential Oil Uses
Petitgrain oil is useful in perfume blends, adding a fresh note or acting as a middle note, balancing out the top and base notes. Used in aromatherapy it can lift the spirits. It is lovely to add a few drops of petitgrain to bath water for a refreshing bath. It can also be used in skin and hair preparations and can also be added to deodorants.
Petitgrain Diffuser Blends
Refreshing: 4 drops lime oil, 2 drops petitgrain oil
Citrus Blend: 2 drops bergamot, 2 drops petitgrain oil, 2 drops mandarin
Relaxing Blend: 5 drops petitgrain oil, 3 drops lavender oil, 2 drops frankincense oil.
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