Absolute Aromas - Petitgrain
Petitgrain has a subtle, sweet aroma, which soothes and uplifts the senses. It is a classic component of eau de cologne and is used in many perfumes. This oil is especially good for digestive problems, tension and uplifting the mood.
Plant Family: Rutaceae.
Country of Origin: Paraguay
Method of Extraction: The oil is steam distilled from the twigs and leaves of the Bitter Orange tree, Citrus Aurantium subspecies Amara.
Main Theraputic Properties: Antibacterial, Anti-infectious, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Calmative, Digestive stimulant.
Contraindications: Non toxic and non irritant in prescribed doses.
Did you know: The oil was first extracted from unripe oranges no bigger than a cherry, giving the name "petit grains" (little grains).
Oil Apperance: Pale Yellow to Amber.
Chakra: Heart & Sacral.
Chinese Element: Wood.
This is the same tree from which Neroli (Orange Blossom) and Bitter Orange essential oils are produced. It is sometimes referred to as the poor mans Neroli.
The Paraguayan oil is distilled exclusively from the bitter-sour subvariety of Bitter Orange trees, which grow both semi-wild and cultivated throughout the interior of Paraguay. Production of the oil is dominated by Paraguay with high quality and cost effective production.
Before an important evening out, try soaking in a tepid/warm bath containing 3 drops of Petitgrain, 1 drop of Rosemary and 2 drops of Bergamot, all blended in a teaspoonful of Coconut oil.
Blend the following oils in 10ml of Peach Kernel oil for a delicious-smelling massage oil to help you sleep: 1 drop of Petitgrain, 2 drops of Neroli and 2 drops of Lavender.
To soothe the senses and uplift the spirit, blend 2 drops each of Petitgrain, Neroli, and Orange in 10ml of Jojoba oil and swirl into a warm bath.