Petitgrain Bigarade


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  • Distillation Method: Steam
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Plant Part: Leaf
  • Latin name: Pogostemon cablin 
  • Cultivation: Wildcrafted/organically grown

About the Oil: 'Bigarade' is the classic, from the same tree producing Bergamot and Neroli essential oils. Oils from the bitter orange tree are generally relaxing and strengthening.

Petitgrain essential oil has been traditionally used in aromatherapy for acne, excessive perspiration, greasy skin and hair, and general toning of the skin. It is non-photosensitizing like other citrus oils can be. Petitgrain essential oil may also help dyspepsia and flatulence; further, it may support the nervous system in cases of insomnia, nervous exhaustion, and other stress-related conditions.

It can offer support for the digestive system in cases of certain infections and upset due to nervous tension. May help Calm other stress-related conditions. May relieve menstrual discomfort.

Aroma: Petitgrain oil is a pale yellow liquid with a wonderful bright floral orange scent, with a woody undertone - though not as sweet, for example, as Orange. Petitgrain aroma is uplifting and helps to refresh the senses, clear confusion, and reduce mental fatigue. The most important aromatic use of the oils is for their anti-anxiety, stress-relieving actions. Both are wonderful in diffusers for this application.