Petitgrain has often been called “man’s lavender” as it contains much of the same chemistry and benefits of lavender, but without the floral scent. Petitgrain oil is sourced from the same kind of trees as Neroli oil, it just comes from the leaves and twigs instead of buds. Petitgrain is calming, uplifting, and is great for the skin.
Name of Oil:Petitgrain
Latin Binomial:Citrus aurantium subsp. amara
Countries of Origin:China, France, Italy, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Spain, Africa, Paraguay
Scent Profile:fresh, sweet, tart, woody, slightly floral
Parts used in distillation:leaves and twigs
Oil Characteristics:clear with a tinge of yellow, thin, top note, medium intensity
Cultivation: Certified Organic