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

Citrus aurantium leaves
Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium)

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.

PropertiesEdit

 
Citrus sinensis essential oil.

DigestiveEdit

Relieves indigestion.

EmotionalEdit

Soothes stress and anxiety.

SkinEdit

Improves acne, oily skin and excessive perspiration.

CautionEdit

  • Don't use petitgrain oil during pregnancy.