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Petitgrain Essential Oils

petitgrain-essential-oils.jpgA 'Petitgrain' oil is always derived from the leaf of a citrus tree. When the term is used on its own, it nearly always refers to 'Petitgrain Bigarade', an oil steam distilled from the leaf of the Bitter Orange tree. (The Bitter Orange tree gives three oils: Petitgrain Bigarade, Bitter Orange from the rind of the fruit, and Neroli from the flowers).

Petitgrain used to be distilled from the small, unripe fruit (hence 'petit'  and 'grain') but then it was found that a very similar oil could be obtained very much less expensively by steam distilling the leaves. So we now refer to any leaf oil from a citrus tree as a 'petitgrain'.

Petitgrain Bigararde is a great balancing oil, a component of many fragrances, and has wide value in aromatherapy with its uplifting influence, which makes it useful against sadness, as an aid to sleep, and for stress and anxiety. All petitgrains are relaxing and stress-relieving, but each has its own signature. They blend well with lavender, clary sage, geranium and sandalwood.

  • Petitgrain Bergamot, Citrus aurantium bergamia

    Petitgrain Bergamot Citrus aurantium bergamia (2470 - 5ml) is a pure therapeutic-quality aromatherapy essential oil from Italy, and is obtained from the leaves. For more general information and related oils please see...

  • Petitgrain Bigarade Organic (dist. with bitter orange flowers), Citrus aurantium amara

    This Petitgrain is distilled over Bitter Orange flowers.For more detailed information about this oil, its uses and application, please see Petitgrain Bigarade.Petitgrain Bigarade Organic (dist. with bitter orange flowers)...

  • Petitgrain Bigarade Organic, Citrus aurantium

    Petitgrain Bigarade Organic Citrus aurantium (2450 - 10ml) is a pure therapeutic-quality certified organic aromatherapy essential oil from Egypt, and is obtained from the leaves. For more detailed information about this...

  • Petitgrain Bigarade, Citrus aurantium amara

    Petitgrain Bigarade is light, fresh, flowery, and a wonderful oil to soothe, that has good antiseptic and deoderant properties. It is frequently used in bath preparations. Emotionally it is uplifting and is a superb oil to...

  • Petitgrain Combarva Organic, Citrus hystrix

    Petitgrain Combarva Organic Citrus hystrix (2455 - 5ml) (also known as Kaffir Lime) is a certified organic pure therapeutic-quality aromatherapy essential oil from Madagascar, and is obtained from the leaves. For more...

  • Petitgrain Lemon, Citrus limonum

    Any oil with 'petitgrain' in its name is steam distilled from the leaf of a citrus tree, in this case obviously Lemon. The aroma is indeed reminiscent of lemon, but with an astringent quality which is very gentle and soft...

  • Petitgrain Mandarin Organic, Citrus reticulata

    Petitgrain Mandarin could become your 'go-to' oil for insomnia. It contains a specific ester which is rarely found and which has a powerful sedative effect. In such cases create a blend of petitgrain mandarin with a couple...