Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Petitgrain

Petitgrain oil comes from the leaves of bitter orange (Citrus aurantium) trees. It can be used as a cheaper alternative to neroli oil, which is made from the blossoms of the same plant. Petitgrain has a sweet, floral, woody scent. It has a calming, relaxing effect on the mind and body.

Citrus aurantium leaves
Citrus aurantium leaves
Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium)

Properties edit

Citrus sinensis essential oil.

Digestive edit

Relieves indigestion.

Emotional edit

Soothes stress and anxiety.

Skin edit

Improves acne, oily skin and excessive perspiration.

Caution edit

  • Don't use petitgrain oil during pregnancy.