Petitgrain oil is obtained from the orange tree, comes from the tree’s leaves and twigs rather than from its fruit (the source of orange oil) and its blossoms (the source of neroli oil). It can be used as a less expensive substitute for neroli because it has similar qualities. However, the scent is not as subtle and the therapeutic properties are not as profound. Prior to this century, the tiny green unripe fruits of the tree were used to obtain the oil, giving it the name petit grain, or “little berry”.
Calming, balancing, relaxing, uplifting, refreshing, clearing, clarifying, energizing and soothing
Mild stimulating effect on the immune system and can be helpful for people who recovering from long illness; lifts the spirits and eases nervous indigestion and flatulence; gentle to soothe anger and panic; support a healthy nervous system—particularly with nervous stress and exhaustion
Petitgrain is a sebum regulator for oily skin and hair; particularly beneficial for oil dandruff and acne. It is lovely to use in baths and blends as an antiperspirant and deodorant.
The complex aroma of petitgrain oil unites woody and floral notes. Its fruity and sweet aroma is very uplifting and refreshing. It is uplifting and refreshing and helps to refresh the senses, clear confusion, reduce mental fatigue, and reduce depression.
Blends Well With:
Bergamot, clary sage, geranium, lavender, neroli, orange, palmarosa
Dilution Ratio: Neat
- For age 0-1, use 1 drop of essential oil to 8-10 drop of carrier oil. For age 2-6, use 1 drop of essential oil to 2-4 drops of carrier oil. For age 7-11, use 1 drop of essential oil to 1 drop of carrier oil. And age 12 and above, neat application is safe
Apply 2 drops on area of concern
Apply to chakras/Vita Flex points
Directly inhale or diffuse