Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Petitgrain

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Citrus aurantium leaves
Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium)

Petitgrain oil comes from the leaves of bitter orange (Citrus aurantium) trees. It can be used as a cheaper alternative to neroli oil, which is made from the blossoms of the same plant. Petitgrain has a sweet, floral, woody scent. It has a calming, relaxing effect on the mind and body.

Properties[edit]

Digestive[edit]

Relieves indigestion.

Emotional[edit]

Soothes stress and anxiety.

Skin[edit]

Improves acne, oily skin and excessive perspiration.

Caution[edit]

  • Don't use petitgrain oil during pregnancy.