Petitgrain – Citrus aurantium – Paraguay
Family: Rutacea (Citrus Family)
Extraction: Steam distilled from leaves and twigs
Volatility: Middle note
Aroma: Woody, musty and refreshing
Esters(48-63%) – linalyl acetate (40-50 %), neryl acetate (1-3%), geranyl acetate (2-5%)
Alcohols (25-45%) – linalool (15-26%), nerol (1-2%), geraniol (2-5%)
Monoterpenes (10-28%) – myrcene (1-6%), b-cymene (3-5%), ocimene (2-5%)
Cautions / Safety Data
Do not use on the skin full strength. Always dilute in appropriate carriers before use. Not for internal use. If pregnant or suffering from serious medical conditions, consult a qualified health professional, experienced in the use of essential oils.
Very strong woodsy aroma. I refer to this oil as the masculine lavender. May be more suited for those who dislike the aroma of lavender but want the healing properties. Very easy to blend with most oils, enhancing most mixtures.
Essential oils are not meant to be a replacement for traditional medical treatment of diseases and conditions. When in doubt, please consult a physician.
Image credit: Photo of Petitgrain branches by Buendia22. Licensed under CC Attribution Share-Alike International 4.0. This image has been remixed/edited.