Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Petitgrain
- 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.
Soothes stress and anxiety.
Improves acne, oily skin and excessive perspiration.
- Don't use petitgrain oil during pregnancy.