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Petitgrain essential oil


Petitgrain essential oil: properties, uses, active ingredients and chemical composition. From which plant this essential oil is obtained and how to produce it at home.

L'Petitgrain essential oilit is extracted from the leaves and young twigs of the Bitter Orange, botanical species Citrus aurantium var. Bitter. The extraction process is by steam distillation. L'Petitgrain essential oilit is widely used in aromatherapy, in the cosmetic industry and especially in the perfume sector. For the production of Petitgrain essential oil at home, please refer to the article onsteam distillation.

The chemical composition of thePetitgrain essential oil sees the predominance of active ingredients and constituents such as geraniol, geranyl acetate, linalool, linalyl acetate, myrcene, nerol, neryl acetate and terpineol. Geranyl acetate is an alcohol-soluble monoterpene contained not only in the essential oil of petit grain but also inNeroli essential oil, geranium, lemongrass and palmarosa. Being soluble in alcohol, it can be used in the production of DIY perfumes; in the industrial field, geranyl acetate is widely used for the formulation of scented creams, soaps and perfumes. It is used to give creams a fruity and sweet touch. Nerile acetate is also heavily used to give creams and body lotions a floral and fruity aroma.

Differences between essential oil of Petitgrain, Zagara and Neroli

When it comes toBitter Orange essential oilor essence of bitter orange tends to fall into several misunderstandings. First of all, let's say that the essential oil of bitter orange is extracted with a mechanical extraction process that involves the cold pressing of the orange peel, and for this reason it can be defined as the essence of bitter orange. From the same tree (Citrus aurantium var. Amara) other essential oils are also produced such as Petitgrain oil, Orange blossom and Neroli essential oil. Let's see what the differences are:

  • Neroli essential oil
    The essential oil of Neroli is extracted from bitter orange blossoms (Citrus aurantium subs. Amara) by steam distillation.
  • Oilessentialby Zagara
    Orange blossom essential oil is extracted from bitter orange blossoms (Citrus aurantium subs. Amara) with an enfleurage process, that is, with a cold extraction using a solvent.
  • Oilessentialby Petitgrain
    Petitgrain essential oil is extracted from the leaves of bitter orange (Citrus aurantium subs. Amara)

Petitgrain essential oil, where to find it

If you are wondering where to buy thePetitgrain essential oil know that it is a very common essential oil even if not as widespread as the essential oils of other citrus fruits or those of lavender and peppermint. You can find Petitgrain essential oil in herbalist shops, in shops specializing in natural products or by taking advantage of the online purchase: a 50 ml bottle of Petitgrain Essential Oil is offered on Amazon at a price of € 8.95 with free shipping.

On the market there is no shortage of formulations created for massages. A half-liter bottle (500 ml) of massage oil based on sweet orange essential oil, Patchouli essential oil, Ylang Ylang and Petitgrain essential oil is offered on Amazon at a price of 19.50 with free shipping. For all information, please refer to the page: Petitgrain massage oil.

If the Petitgrain essential oil must be diluted before coming into contact with the skin, the massage oil mentioned is already diluted in grape seed oil, rich in polyphenols, linoleic acid and omega 6 useful for toning massages for the neck, arms, legs and buttocks as it stimulates local microcirculation and has a significant antioxidant effect thanks to the high content of vitamin E.

Petitgrain essential oil, properties

After seeing thepropertyof the blend of Petitgrain essential oil and grape seed oil, let's move on to the beneficial properties of Petitgrain. This essential oil is famous in aromatherapy for having a rebalancing and deodorizing action. Useful for relaxing and counteracting insomnia and anxiety. Thanks to its aroma and its deodorizing properties, it can perfume the house in an excellent way.

Petitgrain essential oil is recommended in case of acne, excessive sweating, for oily hair and skin impurities. You can add a few drops of this essential oil to neutral skin care products.

For a purifying face pack, add 2 drops of petitgrain essential oil to one green clay mask.The mask, thanks to the essential oil of Petitgrain, will be able to rebalance the production of sebum and counteract impurities and acne-prone skin.

Properties of essential oils

For the properties of essential oils mentioned in this article (Orange blossom oil, Neroli essential oil, sweet orange essence…) and for the property of all essential oils treated so far, I refer you to the individual cards listed in alphabetical order.

  • Sweet orange essential oil
  • Bergamot essential oil
  • Cypress essential oil
  • Citroenlla essential oil
  • Eucalyptus essential oil
  • Juniper essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Cedarwood essential oil
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Neroli essential oil
  • Palmarosa essential oil
  • Patchouli essential oil
  • Grapefruit essential oil
  • Ravintsara essential oil
  • Rosemary essential oil
  • Ravensara essential oil
  • Tea Tre essential oil
  • Thyme essential oil
  • Ylang Ylang essential oil
  • Orange blossom essential oil

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