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
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.
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.