Petitgrain essential oil
Botanical (and family):
Citrus aurantium var. amara. Family Rutaceae.
Native to Southern China and Northeast India. Oil is produced in France, North Africa, Paraguay and Haiti.
- Description of plant:
An evergreen tree with glossy dark green leaves and fragrant white flowers.
Steam distillation of the leaves and twigs.
A pale yellow, rather mobile liquid of strong, bitter-sweet, woody-floral odour and fresh citrus notes.
MIDDLE TO TOP NOTE
- Odour effects:
No major precautions noted.
Main chemical constituents:
Methyl anthranilate, linalyl acetate, geranyl acetate, neryl acetate – 14%
Jasmone – 1%
Indole – 8,5%
Phenylacetic acid – 1%
Limonene, Beta-Pinene – 35%
Linalool, alpha-terpineol, geraniol, nerol, nerolidol, farnesol, benzyl alcohol, phenylether alcohol – 40%
Properties and indications:
Gives assurance when feeling down and refreshes the mind. Has a soothing action on emotions.
A nervous system sedative, could aid anxious states, easing breathing and relaxing muscle spasm.
Could act as a mild immuno-stimulant. Helpful for painful digestion.
Could help in clearing up skin blemishes like pimples.
Fragrance component in soaps, detergents and perfumes, especially colognes.
- Blends well with:
- Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cardamon, Geranium, Lavender, Melissa, Neroli, Oraange, Palmarosa, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Ylang, Ylang.