Petitgrain Essential Oil
Petitgrain Essential Oil is an exceptional anti-inflammatory and antibacterial aromatherapy oil, making it ideal for skincare applications. Whilst it is beneficial for normal skin, it really comes into its own when used for problem skin. It calms, soothes and reduces the appearance of things like acne and rosacea.
It is arguably the best essential oil to use for sunburn. This is especially true, when added to Organic Rosehip Seed Oil, which is the ultimate aftersun carrier oil.
Petitgrain Essential Oil is an ideal aromatic accompaniment to Palmarosa Essential Oil, another incredibly affordable aromatherapy oil, which is excellent for all manner of skincare applications.
Petitgrain Essential Oil is beneficial for autoimmune skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis.
However, Khella Essential Oil is considered to be the ultimate aromatherapy oil for psoriasis. Nevertheless, Khella Essential Oil benefits aromatically and energetically when accompanied by Petitgrain Essential Oil and Palmarosa Essential Oil. So, these three oils together are an ideal combination for autoimmune skin conditions.
Whilst excellent for dermal applications, the use of Petitgrain Essential Oil should not be restricted to skincare. It is excellent for emotional health and for immune support. It calms the nerves and helps to restore balance to our body.
Petitgrain Essential Oil Health Benefits
Melissa Essential Oil health benefits are thought to include the following:
Analgesic + antibacterial + anticonvulsant + antidepressant + antifungal + anti-inflammatory + antimicrobial + antioxidant + antiseptic + antispasmodic + antiviral + anxiolytic, (antianxiety) + deodorant + hypotensive + immuno-stimulant + nervine + sedative + tonic
Please consult the Glossary Of Terms for more information.
Petitgrain Essential Oil Traditional Health Benefits
Petitgrain Essential Oil traditional health benefits are thought to include:
- Fatigue + exhaustion
- Hormonal balance
- Autoimmune conditions
- Immune support
- Muscle spasms
- Cognitive health
- Nervous system support
Petitgrain Essential Oil For Skincare
Petitgrain Essential Oil has been traditionally used to calm and reduce the appearance of blemished skin. As many skin conditions are exacerbated by stress, the stress relieving benefits of Petitgrain Essential Oil are indirectly responsible for some of the skin benefits we can expect from the beautifully delicately scented oil.
Many of the direct benefits of this oil for skincare applications are due to its antibacterial + antifungal + anti-inflammatory + antimicrobial + antioxidant + antiseptic actions.
Petitgrain Essential Oil has many skincare applications:
- Calms problematic skin
- Oily skin
- Rashes / itching
- Pore size reduction
- Reduce redness
- Tonifying & smoothing – evens skin tone
- Excessive perspiration
Wild As The Wind Petitgrain Essential Oil
Wild As The Wind Petitgrain Essential Oil is a premium quality aromatherapy oil, suitable for therapeutic purposes.
- INCI: Citrus Aurantium Amara Leaf/Twig Oil
- Plant Family: Rutaceae
- Parts Used: Leaves & twigs
- Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
- Perfumery Note: Middle / Top
- Chemical Family: Esters & Monoterpenols
- Appearance: Pale yellow, thin consistency
- Origin: Paraguay
- Shelf Life: 5 Years
- Production Levels: Up to 4ml of oil from every kilo of plant material
Petitgrain Essential Oil Background
Petitgrain Essential Oil is only one of three aromatherapy oils which are derived from the bitter orange tree. The other two are Neroli Essential Oil and Bitter Orange Essential Oil. These aromatherapy oils differ greatly in cost, with Petitgrain Essential Oil being the most affordable.
More caution must be applied to the use of Bitter Orange Essential Oil than the diversely beneficial Sweet Orange Essential Oil, which is obtained from the peel of the fruits of a different tree within the same plant family. (See INCI’s below.)
As Sweet Orange Essential Oil has a more appealing aroma, and is safer to use, this is the option Wild As The Wind recommends.
Sweet Orange Essential Oil INCI :: Citrus aurantium dulcis
Bitter Orange Essential Oil INCI :: Citrus aurantium amara
Petitgrain Essential Oil Origins
The bitter orange tree is originally from Southern China, but is now cultivated in some Southern American countries.
Petitgrain Essential Oil is obtained from distilling the twigs and leaves of the bitter orange tree.
Neroli Essential Oil is obtained from distilling the blossoms of the bitter orange tree.
Bitter Orange Essential Oil is derived from the peel of the fruit of the bitter orange tree.
*Because Bitter Orange Essential Oil is phototoxic and is very similar to Sweet Orange Essential Oil in therms of the benefits it offers, Wild As The Wind only stock Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil and not Bitter Orange Essential Oil.
Petitgrain Essential Oil Aroma
Petitgrain Essential Oil is a very refreshing aromatherapy oil, often used in room sprays. It has a mild citrus scent with woody, herbaceous undertones, and floral accents.
Petitgrain Essential Oil Blends Well With
- Bergamot FCF Essential Oil
- Cardamom Essential Oil
- Chamomile Roman Essential Oil
- Chamomile German Essential Oil
- Clary Sage Essential Oil
- Copaiba Balsam Essential Oil
- Geranium Essential Oil
- Geranium Rose Essential Oil
- Gurjun Essential Oil
- Hyssop Essential Oil
- Iary Essential Oil
- Juniper Berry Essential Oil
- Juniper Needle Essential Oil
- Khella Essential Oil
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Neroli Essential Oil
- Lavandin Super Essential Oil
- Lavender Spike Essential Oil
- Lavender High Altitude Essential Oil
- Lavender Maillette Essential Oil
- Lavender True Essential Oil
- May Chang Essential Oil
- Palmarosa Essential Oil
- Plai Essential Oil
- Rosemary Cineol Essential Oil
- Rosemary Camphor Essential Oil
- Sweet Orange Essential Oil
- Ylang Ylang I Essential Oil
- Ylang Ylang Complete Essential Oil
- Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
- Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil
Wild As The Wind offer a good number of the above oils within the organic essential oil range.
Cautions & Contraindications
- Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Petitgrain Essential Oil.
- However, it is phototoxic, and should not be applied topically prior to sun and sunbed exposure.
*Must be properly diluted prior to dermal application. Please refer to How To Use Essential Oils for more information about diluting essential oils.
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils
Wild As The Wind offer one of the most extensive ranges of premium quality, therapeutic grade UK essential oils available online.
Professional therapists use Wild As The Wind Essential Oils, including Osteopaths and Massage Therapists.
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils are also used domestically, for home remedies as well as in green cleaning products etc.
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils Are Suitable For:
- Diffusing & nebulising
- Diluting to make body & bath oils (1% dilution)
- Using in your household first aid kit (average 2% dilution)
- Adding to your shampoos, conditioners & liquid soaps (5 drops per 100ml)
- Diluting to make face oils (2% dilution)
- Formulating effective household cleaners & sanitisers (average 5% dilution)
Please consult How To Use Essential Oils for more information on how to use aromatherapy oils, and how to blend them.
However, not all essential oils are suitable for all applications. For this reason you must read the specific safety advice, including cautions and contraindications, for the specific essential oils you intend to use.
Wild As The Wind Customer Ratings:
Etsy: 5 stars Facebook: 5 stars Google: 4.9 stars
Wild As The Wind Essential Oil Availability
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils are available in the UK.
Wild As The Wind Customer Guarantees
Wild As The Wind essential oils are cruelty-free & vegan friendly. They are also some of the purest, most bio-active essential oils in the world.
Jen @ In Your Element TV –
Wild As The Wind Petitgrain is fabulous! It offers a rich and tantalising spectrum of citrus and woody scents. This high quality oil has been used in the detox blend of In Your Element conscious healing programme. Thank you again Rachel, beautiful healing oil as always xx