Petitgrain - Bitter Orange - Citrus aurantium amara

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Botanical Name -  Petitgrain - Bitter Orange - Citrus aurantium amara.

Plant Origin - Paraguay.

Oil taken from - Leaves and twigs of the Bitter Orange tree.

Extraction Method - Steam distillation.

Aroma Description - Citrus with a green, fresh woody aroma and a gentle

floral undertone. 

Traditional uses for Petitgrain Essential Oil include -

Oil is anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic,  so is a good choice for muscle aches, spasms, cramps and pains.

oil is a good sedative, and is useful blended with Lavender and Ho Wood for insomnia.

Petitgrain is also a powerful nervine (nerve tonic). making it helpful when treating anxiety, stress, fear, shock and anger conditions.

Used in skincare preparations it is gentle and refreshing - can be added to haircare products to reduce hair oil and is soothing to sensitive and irritated skin.

Petitgrain blends well with -

Cypress, Patchouli, Ginger, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Cardamom, and Black Pepper Essential Oils amongst many others.


Mantra Aromatherapy's Petitgrain Essential Oil is -

A pure and neat Essential Oil that has not been blended/adulterated or diluted in any way.

It is a Vegan product that is cruelty free.

Is presented for retail in a pharmaceutical grade brown glass bottle with a tamper proof cap and its own dripper insert for ease of use.

Each product purchased is freshly decanted from verified stock in the Uk in Wales.

Mantra Aromatherapy's Petitgrain Essential Oil is a Therapeutic Grade product and can be used as part of a Holistic treatment.

Product Safety -

Always store pure Essential Oils/Absolute Oils in brown glass bottles in an upright position with their cap firmly secured in place.

To maximise the shelf life of any Essential Oil/Absolute Oil it should be stored out of direct sunlight, in a cool, dry environment.  - A medicine cabinet is ideal!

Essential Oils/Absolute Oils should never be -

taken internally,

put on the skin without being correctly diluted first. 

never be put in or near the eyes nor put on areas of damaged or inflamed  skin. 

they should be stored away from children and used with caution around babies, small children and pets.

care and Medical advice should be taken before using Essential Oils/Absolute Oils if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you have a medical condition.

Always patch test before using any new Essential Oil/Absolute Oil.

Please note - important information - 

Disclaimer for Mantra Aromatherapy's Essential Oils, Absolute Oils and

Products -

The section on the Traditional Uses of Essential Oils/Absolute Oils is just that - what each Essential Oil/Absolute Oil has been used for Traditionally by generations of users. 

Mantra Aromatherapy are not making any medical claims for the uses of any of the Essential Oils/Absolute Oils/Products we sell. 

Essential Oils/Absolute Oils should not be used to treat, cure or prevent any medical condition and they should not be used to substitute mainstream medical treatments. 

We reflect only what has been written about the reputed traditional uses of each Essential Oil/Absolute Oil to help guide you to a starting point for your own personal requirements, enjoyment and research.