Essential Oil Petitgrain
Perfumery Note: Top
Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium
Aromatic Description: Petitgrain Essential Oil smells fresh, sweet, yet tart with subtle floral and woody characteristics.
Petitgrain Essential Oil Uses:
Petitgrain Oil is sometimes also known as Bitter Orange Leaf Oil.
Though steam distilled from the same botanical species as neroli and bitter orange, Petitgrain Essential Oil possesses its own characteristically unique aroma. Petitgrain Oil is distilled from the leaves and sometimes the twigs and branches of the tree whereas Neroli Essential Oil is distilled from the blossoms and Orange Essential Oil is typically cold pressed from the rinds of the fruits.
Because it is distilled from the leaves and sometimes also the twigs, it is less floral and less citrusy in fragrance than Neroli or Orange. Petitgrain Oil possesses an aroma that is sweet, yet tart with subtle floral and woody characteristics. It blends especially well with citrus, floral and wood oils. It's a joy to work with for aromatic blending.
Emotionally, Petitgrain Essential Oil is uplifting, calming and balancing. It can be included inhalers intended to help ease anxiety and high stress situations.
Typically when the common name of an essential oil is simply listed as Petitgrain Essential Oil, the oil is likely distilled from Citrus aurantium.
The aroma of Petitgrain Essential Oil is a wonderful addition to blends especially formulated for men (women love it too). Petitgrain is considered an aphrodisiac.