Citrus aurantium

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Distilled from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree, this oil has a wonderfully uplifting aroma, often used to chase negative thoughts and feelings. Some have found it very relaxing and even helpful in eliminating insomnia at night. It has been used in a number of formulas for oily skin and acne.

Botanical name

Citrus aurantium (twigs/leaves)

Country of origin


Extraction method

Steam-distilled from petitgrain leaves and stems

Dilution ratio

1:1 (parts essential oil to carrier oil)

Application method

Topical Application

Petitgrain has been traditionally used to:

  • Kill or retard bacteria
  • Fight infection topically
  • Improve and lift mood
  • Reduce pain, redness, and swelling that accompanies inflammation
  • Mask or neutralize unpleasant body odors
  • Relieve tension in muscles and organ 
  • Support and improve nerve function
  • Calm and soothe the central nervous system

Keep out of reach of children and well away from eye area. If pregnant or under doctor's care, consult your physician before using.

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