Petitgrain essential oil is derived from Citrus aurantium var. amara (also known as petitgrain bigarade and Citrus). It is the member of Rutaceae family. This oil is really essential when it comes to boosting and stimulating the functioning of the mind, also bringing calm and soothing effect to panic and anger. This oil possesses relaxing features that aid in treating the problem of insomnia, and regulating the heartbeat and thus, also regulating the blood pressure.
Although Petitgrain essential oil is extracted from the leaves of the tree but at a time it was extracted from the green and small unripe fruits. These fruits were about the size of cherries and so the name petitgrain (also meaning little grain) was given to this oil. Mostly this oil is used as an active ingredient in many pharmaceutical and perfumery products.
|Botanical Name||Citrus aurantium L|
|Origin||Petitgrain essential oil originated in Egypt.|
|Method of Extraction & Part of Plant Used||It is extracted through steam distillation from leaves as well as small twigs.|
Petitgrain oil is pale yellow to amber color. Its viscosity is watery.
This oil has woody as well as florally scent.
|Integrants||The main constituents of petitgrain essential oil are y-terpineol, geranyl acetate, linalyl acetate, myrcene, geraniol, linalool, nerol, neryl acetate and trans-ocimene.|
|Therapeutic Properties||The essential therapeutic properties of Petitgrain oil are antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, anti-depressant, deodorant, sedative and nervine.|
|Blends Well With||
Petitgrain oil mixes well with bergamot, lavender, palmarosa, geranium, rosewood and sandalwood.
Avoid petitgrain essential oil during pregnancy.
Anti-septic: Antiseptic properties are the properties that help the wounds in their healing process and restircts them from getting infected and further developing tetanus. Petitgrain essential oil possesses such properties and so it is useful for treating wounds. Owing to its antiseptic properties it is used in making many antiseptic products that help in restricting infection.
Anti-spasmodic: Spasms are the condition of extreme contractions that occur in regions like digestive system, respiratory system, and nervous system. Such contractions can lead to the problems like muscular and abdominal cramps, tiring coughs, intestinal pulls, congestions, convulsions
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