Petitgrain comes from the bitter orange tree which is native to Southeast Asia. This one tree also provides the essential oil of bitter (fruit) and neroli (flowers). Petitgrain, which in French means 'little grain' was originally extracted from the small, unripe oranges. Today, however, it is extracted from the leaves and twigs of the tree. The scent is similar to orange blossoms but less floral and more herbaceous with a hint of bitter.
Top 5 Uses:
Helps Reduce Anxiety
Petitgrain has a very relaxing effect, helping you overcome anger, fear, and stress. The uplifting scent boosts your mood and helps with positive thinking. Diffuse throughout the day to create an uplifting environment.
The lovely scent works perfectly as a natural deodorant. The anti-bacterial properties help prevent body odor.
Balances Oily Skin
Petitgrain can help reduce the over production of oil on your skin and helps to remove dead skin cells. Its antibacterial properties also can help reduce acne.
The scent of petitgrain can help reduce nausea. Add a few drops to a carrier oil and rub on your abdomen for stomach upset relief.
Relieves Tight Muscles
Petitgrain is a natural antispasmodic and can help relieve muscle spasms. Add a few drops to a massage oil such as sweet almond oil and rub into sore muscles.
Want to try petitgrain essential oil? Check our our CALM blend, available in a serum, spray, or pure essential oil blend. In this blend petitgrain is is paired with lavender, vetiver, and marjoram for a scent that is soothing, calming and uplifting.