Aromatherapy Essential Oils

Petitgrain Essential Oil

Petitgrain Essential Oil

Citrus aurantium

Petitgrain essential oil smells like orange blossoms with a bitter, woody and herbaceous undertone.The colour of this oil is pale yellow to amber and it is watery in viscosity.

It originated in France.

Extraction Method:
Petitgrain oil is extracted from its leaves and twigs by the process of steam distillation.

Chemical composition:
Geraniol, linalool, nerol, y-terpineol, geranyl acetate, linalyl acetate, myrcene, neryl acetate and trans-ocimene.

Therapeutic properties:
Antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, anti-depressant, deodorant, sedative and nervine.


Petitgrain essential oil can help with :
  1. nervous exhaustion
  2. stress
  3. anger and panic
  4. relaxing the body
  5. easing breathing
  6. reducing rapid heart beat
  7. relaxing muscle spasms
  8. stomach pains.
  9. insomnia
  10. acne
  11. excessive perspiration


  • Petitgrain oil is in general non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing and non-phototoxic.

Blends well with:

Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary sage, Geranium, Lavender, Lime, Jasmine, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood and Ylang-ylang.