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 a relaxing ambiance—add to a massage oil or your diffuser blend for a tranquil atmosphere.
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.
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 subsp. amara 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: