Petitgrain Essential Oil: Properties, Uses, Composition and Safety

Oil Name: Petitgrain Essential Oil

Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium

Oil Overview

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.

Oil Sources

Originating in France, Petitgrain oil is extracted from its leaves and twigs by the process of steam distillation.

Essential or Carrier Oil?

Essential Oil

Chemical Content

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


Citrus, Herbaceous, Woodsy

Therapeutic Properties:

Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Deodorant, Nervine, Sedative

Possible Uses

Acne, Insomnia, Muscle Spasm, Muscular Aches and Pains, Nervous Exhaustion, Nervous Tension, Nervousness, Stress, Tension



Detail of Warnings

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

Compatible Combination Oils

Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lime, Neroli, Orange, Palma Rosa, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Ylang-ylang


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