About: Citrus aurantium produces the 'bigarade' oils; Petitgrain from the leaves and twigs, Neroli from the blossoms, and Orange Bitter from the fruit peel. The Petitgrain oil is reminiscent of spiced or burnt Orange blossoms.
Latin Binomial; Citrus aurantium/Petitgrain bigarade
Country of Origin; Paraguay
Traditional Uses; Acne, excessive perspiration, greasy skin and hair, toning, dyspepsia, flatulence, convalescence, insomnia, nervous exhaustion, stress related conditions
Method of Production; steam distillation of dried leaves & twigs
Perfume Note; top
Safety; low need for dilution prior to topical application
How to Use:
Diffusing: Add 5-10 drops to your diffuser.
Topical Use, Bathing & Massage: Add 2-5 drops to 10ml of carrier oil and place in warm bath water or massage into skin.
Facial Steam: Add 2-5 drops to a bowl of steaming water and inhale deeply for 5-10 minutes. For best results, cover your head and the bowl with a towel to trap steam.