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Petitgrain Essential Oils

PetitgrainA ‘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 Bigarade 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.

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  • Petitgrain Mandarin

    Citrus reticulata
  • Petitgrain Bigarade

    Citrus aurantium amara
  • Petitgrain Bigarade Organic (distilled with bitter orange flowers)

    Citrus aurantium amara
  • Petitgrain Bergamot

    Citrus aurantium bergamia
  • Petitgrain Bigarade Organic

    Citrus aurantium
  • Petitgrain Lemon

    Citrus limonum
  • Petitgrain Combarva Organic

    Citrus hystrix