All About Petitgrain
Petitgrain comes from the leaves and branches of the orange tree, and has a fresh, green, clean aroma with a hint of citrus and bark. Its aroma has been studied to help reduce anxiety and insomnia, and improve cognition.
A small amount of scientific studies were found on petitgrain essential oil. One human study implied that the inhalation may help improve work performance. High in linalyl acetate and linalool, the essential oil may also have antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-cancer, wound healing, and anxiolytic potential. More research is needed. Click the button below for a detailed review of research.
Petitgrain Essential Oil
Latin Name: Citrus aurantium
Other Common Names
- Bitter orange, bigarade, little grains, orange leaf
Petitgrain comes from the the orange tree.
Essential Oil Description
Petitgrain oil is steam distilled from the leaves and twigs of an orange tree, usually bitter orange, and sometimes from a lemon tree. Aroma is woody, herb-like, and slightly citrusy.
- Linalool / Beta Linalool / Linalyl Alcohol / Linalyl Oxide
- Linalyl acetate
- Neryl acetate
- Terpineol (alpha, beta, or gamma) / Terpinen-4-ol / Terpinolene
- d-Limonene / Limonene / Dipentene