Petitgrain

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

 

Indications:

 

Mind & Spirit:                                   

 

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

 

Body: 

                       

  • 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

 

Traditions:                

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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