Petitgrain is an oil that is obtained from the steam distillation of the leaves and young tips of twigs of the bitter orange tree. This oil has a fresh, flowery, light perfume resembling its cousin Neroli. Chemically it shares many of the same properties as Neroli. Some of its constituents are linalyl acetate, geranyl acetate, and linalol, with some areas of origin being Paraguay and the Mediterranean region.
Petitgrain is a wonderful oil to use for insomnia, especially if the insomnia is a result of loneliness and depression. It is an antidepressant (great for Seasonal Affective Disorder) and NOT photo toxic, making it a useful addition to body lotions for use throughout the day.
In skincare, petitgrain is helpful to control the over production of sebum and is a gentle antiseptic. For skin that is prone to acne this oil is a great addition to a regular skin care regime.
This oil blends well with Bergamot, Clary sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Rosemary, and all citrus oil. And it makes a good massage oil.
Specific Cautions for Petitgrain Essential Oil:
Avoid in the first trimester of pregnancy.
Information retrieved from Green Valley Aromatherapy.
The information and opinions provided here are for general educational purposes only and do not replace medical advice. It is your responsibility to consult a suitably qualified medical practitioner to ensure that you will not have any medical problems from any use of this product.
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