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Petitgrain Essential Oil

Petitgrain Essential Oil

6 ml
Botanical Name - citrus aurantium
Country of Origin - Paraguay
Method of Extraction - Steam

An evergreen tree up to 10m high with glossy dark green leaves and fragrant white flowers. Essential oil is produced by steam distillation from the leaves and twigs. Petitgrains are native to southern China and northeast India. The best-quality petitgrain oil comes from France but good-quality oil is also produced in North Africa, Paraguay and Haiti from semi-wild trees. Petitgrain oil has a woody and at the same time a florally smell, the color of the oil is pale yellow to amber and it is watery in viscosity. Petitgrain is one of the three oils obtained from the orange tree; the others are Neroli from the flowers and Orange from the fruit. Petitgrain oil was once extracted from the green unripe oranges when they were still the size of cherries, hence the name Petitgrain or 'little grains".

Properties - Antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cordial, deodorant, digestive, stimulant (nervous), tonic (cardiac, circulatory).

Uses - Petitgrain is one of the classic ingredients of eau-de-cologne. Extensively used as a fragrance component in soaps, detergents, cosmetics and perfumes, especially colognes (sometimes used to replace orange blossom). Petitgrain is employed as a flavor component in many foods, especially confectionery, as well as alcoholic and soft drinks. Petitgrain oil can help with nervous exhaustion and stress-related conditions; it calms and soothes the mind. It can also relax the body, eases breathing, muscle spasms and stomach pains. Petitgrain helps for convalescing after an illness and also insomnia. It helps clear up a greasy skin, helps with acne and excessive perspiration and tones the skin.

Cautions - Generally non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.

Price: $5.90
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