Petitgrain essential oil is derived from the bitter orange tree, which has a long history of use in traditional health practices. There are three essential oils derived from the bitter orange tree. Petitgrain is distilled from the leaves and twigs of the tree, Neroli essential oil is distilled from the blossoms, and Bitter Orange oil is produced by cold pressing the rinds of the fruits. By sourcing Petitgrain from Paraguay through our Co-Impact Sourcing™ initiative, doTERRA is able to support needed rural community development projects and provide diversified income for small-scale farmers. This approach provides an economically viable alternative to clear-cutting land, dramatically helping to protect the remaining patches of the Atlantic Rainforest in eastern Paraguay.
- Petitgrain oil has a fresh, floral and often herbaceous aroma.
- The relaxing properties of Petitgrain essential oil can be beneficial for a massage.
- Reduces the appearance of skin imperfections, idealy used before applying moisturiser.
- Applying Petitgrain oils may promote calming and relaxing feelings.
- Blends well with other citrus oils such as Cassia, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Geranium, and Lemongrass.
- Mix Petitgrain essential oil with a face moisturiser to help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.
Directions for Use
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
Food additive use: Dilute one drop in 125 ml of liquid.
Topical use: For massage, mix 5 drops with 10 ml carrier oil. For bath, mix 5 drops with 5 ml carrier oil. For perfuming, mix 1 drop to 10 drops carrier oil.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.