Petitgrain essential oil is often used for calming down nervous panic, stress and anger. It soothes your mind, relaxes your muscles and lifts your mood, while also slowing down your heartbeat.
Use it in your aromatherapy diffuser to calm your toddler's tantrums (or anyone else's tantrums for that matter!)
Although petitgrain smells less sweetly floral than neroli, its effect on the nervous system is very similar to neroli's, and it costs WAY less. So if you need to be thrifty, you can use it as a substitute for some or all of the neroli in a recipe.
Use petitgrain to ease tension, sadness and insomnia. Use a drop or two in a warm bath before bed or in an aromatherapy diffuser at the end of a long, stressful day.
It's good for clearing up oily, acne-prone skin, while also toning the skin (makes a great facial steam.)
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Petitgrain oil is one of the 3 essential oils extracted from the orange tree. (Neroli comes from the flowers and orange essential oil comes from orange peel.) Petitgrain is steam-distilled from the leaves and small twigs of the orange tree.
Sweet woody, floral, citrus scent.
Increases mental clarity
Slows rapid heartbeat, supports healthy cardiovascular function
lifts mood; antidepressant
clears, brightens and tones skin
helps ease nervous tension, anxiety and stress
may help reduce cellulite
promotes restful sleep
relaxes tense muscles and eases muscle spasms
soothes minor aches and pains
Petitgrain's medium-strength top note blends well with bergamot, cedar, clary sage, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lemon, palmarosa, sandalwood and ylang ylang.
No known cautions.
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