Petitgrain (Bitter Orange) Essential Oil Organic
Petitgrain: Citrus aurantium (L.) subsp. amara
Why Petitgrain? Petitgrain has a refreshing, sweet, and fruity base aroma with a spicy kick! When you choose this petitgrain essential oil, you’re supporting families and small farming communities in Paraguay. It is estimated that approximately 20,000 families are directly and indirectly involved in petitgrain essential oil production. Petitgrain is ideal for relaxation—add to a massage oil to soothe muscles or your diffuser blend for restful tranquility.
Quality Assured: Our organic petitgrain essential oil is responsibly sourced from Paraguay, an important producer of this essential oil. The oil is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree. Every batch of oil is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and produced without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Additionally, our expert aromatherapists here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally assess all of our oils—using touch, taste, smell, and lab analyses—to ensure that your essential oil is suitable for use and entirely free of adulterants.
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How to Use
Benefits: Petitgrain is a lovely oil to blend in a massage oil. You can also add it to your shampoo to help balance the natural oils of your hair and scalp. It is a delightful middle note to enhance your nighttime diffuser blend for peace and calm.
Regulatory Status: Petitgrain essential oil is listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.
Oils That Blend Well With Petitgrain:
- Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis
- Clary sage Salvia sclarea
- Lemon Citrus limonum
- Ginger Zingiber officinale
- Immortelle Helichrysum italicum
MORNING REVIVE SHOWER GEL:
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis oil: 15 drops
Grapefruit Citrus paradisi oil: 10 drops
Tangerine Citrus reticulata oil: 10 drops
Petitgrain Citrus aurantium oil: 6 drops
Unscented shower gel: 4 ounces
Blend the ingredients and use externally in morning shower.
Join ACHS President and Founder Dorene Petersen on a virtual travel excursion as she harvests petitgrain for distillation in Paraguay: