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Petitgrain Essential Oil - Brisbane Australia


Botanical Name:                   Citrus aurantium var. amara

Synonym:                              C. bigaradia, petitgrain bigarade

Botanical Family:                  Rutaceae

Country of Origin:                 France, North Africa and Paraguay

Plant Part:                             leaves and twigs

Extraction Method:               Distillation

Characteristics:                    Fresh, sweet, floral, sharp

Properties:                             Antidepressant, antispasmodic, deodorant, sedative

Chemical Constituents:      
Geraniol, linalool, nerol, α-terpineol, geranyl acetate, linalyl acetate, myrcene, neryl acetate, trans-ocimene




Mind & Spirit:                                   


  • Relieves fatigue, insomnia, stress, nervous exhaustion, depression and low energy.




  • Treats backache, muscular tension, respiratory infections, digestive conditions
  • Good for skin conditions such as acne and blemishes.


Contraindications:                Nil

Note:                                     Middle to Top

Odour Intensity:                    5

Blends well with:                 
Bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, geranium, lavender, lime, jasmine, neroli, orange, palmarosa, rosemary, rosewood, sandalwood, ylang ylang



Petitgrain means “little grains”.  The leaves were used to treat epilepsy, however today it is used in perfumery, cosmetics and as a flavouring to drinks.

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