Petitgrain oil is extracted from the Citrus Aurantium plant of the Rutaceae family. This essential oil is most useful for stimulating the mind. It calms anger and panic. Its relaxing properties can soothe fast heartbeat and insomnia. The oil cleans the oily skin and fights skin defects.
Petitgrain has a simultaneous woody and colorful flavor. The color of the oil is pale yellow or amber, and its viscosity is watery.
Petitgrain is extracted from fresh leaves and small sprigs by steam distillation, with yields between 0.5-1.0%.
The chemical components of the petitgrain oil are: geraniol, linalool, nerola, Y-terpineol, geranyl acetate, linyl acetate, mircen, neryl acetate and trans-ocimene.
Petitgrain oil is not toxic, irritating or sensitizing and therefore has no harmful side effects.
The therapeutical properties of the Petitgrain oil are: antiseptic, anti-inflammatory spasm, anti-depressant, deodorant and tranquilizer.
Petitgrain oil can help with nervous exhaustion and stress, mostly related to feelings of anger and panic. It soothes the mind, relieves breathing, reduces heartbeat and relaxes muscle spasms and stomach pains.
It is recommended to use the oil after you have suffered some disease. It also affects the skin very well by cleansing the oily skin, removing acne and excessive sweating and toning the skin.
- Application of inhalers: In vapor therapy, petty butter helps when we try to cope with anger, panic, depression and anxiety. It soothes annoyance by allowing the body to rest and to increase the mental and intellectual abilities of the mind.
- Application in massage oils and in the bath: In massage oils and in the bath, Petitgrain oil helps relieve disease, removes anxiety, irritability, anger, panic, tension, rapid heartbeat and insomnia. The oil completely relaxes the body and helps fight skin defects.
- Application in creams and lotions: When used in creams and lotions, Petitgrain oil helps to clear oily skin and removes acne, pimples and other skin defects.