Petitgrain oil

Petitgrain oil

Even though Petitgrain oil is extracted from same plants as bitter orange and neroli, it still has some unique properties of its own. The oil is sometimes distilled from stems, twigs and even branches of the tree. Petitgrain oil is less citrusy and less floral than bitter orange and neroli. It is mainly produced in Paraguay and France. Earlier this oil was extracted from green and young oranges.

Petitgrain oil is used mostly in the perfume and cosmetics industry, as well as in food and beverages industry. The oil is also beneficial emotionally as it is used for uplifting your mood, helps in calming and balancing people when emotionally down. This oil has wonderful medicinal properties as well as due to which this oil is popular in aromatherapy and herbal medicine making.

Product Name : Petitgrain Essential Oil
Botanical Name : Citrus Aurantium
Other Names : Citrus Aurantium
Country of Origin : Paraguay
Color : It is pale yellow in color
Odor : It smells like orange blossoms
Extraction Method : Steam Distillation
Solubility : It is soluble with other essential oils.

Initially petitgrain organic oil was produced using the unripe oranges in the distilleries when these were of cherry size. This is the reason that why it has been named as petitgrain as in French it symbolizes little grains. However, because of being expensive, the extraction was further commenced using leaves and twigs of the orange tree.


Apart from being used in aromatherapy and herbal medicines petitgrain has other medicinal benefits as well. It helps in preventing septic problem in the body, reduces anxiety, and treats insomnia. It is also used in making of deodorants.

It is also beneficial in controlling cold and cough and also reduces cramps, removes acne, soothes nerves and it also helps in easing out negative feelings.

It also helps our body when consumed. It not only have external effect it also has internal effects.

Therapeutic Benefits

Petitgrain essential oil possesses antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, anti-depressant qualities. It has numerous health benefits and is very popular in almost all the industries.

It is also good for maintaining moisture and oil balance of the skin and also for treating acne, pimples, and abnormal sweat.

Blends well with

Petitgrain essential oil blends well with orange, neroli, geranium, ylang ylang, lemon and jasmine essential oil.

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