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Petitgrain ( Citrus aurantium )
Petitgrain oil has a woody and at the same time a floral smell.
The therapeutic properties of petitgrain are antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, anti-depressant, deodorant, sedative and nervine.
Petitgrain oil can help with nervous exhaustion and stress-related conditions and in particular anger and panic. It calms and soothes the mind, while relaxing the body, easing breathing, reducing rapid heart beat, relaxing muscle spasms and stomach pains.
It is great oil to use for convalescing after an illness and also for insomnia and helps to clear up a greasy skin, acne and excessive perspiration, while toning the skin.
Petitgrain oil helps with nervous problems, soothes aches and pains, and helps clear and tone the skin.
Burners and vaporizers:
In vapor therapy, petitgrain oil can help with convalescence, anger, panic, depression and anxiety, calming irritation, while relaxing the body and boosting the conscious intellectual side of the mind.
Blended oil or in the bath:
As a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath, it assist with convalescence, anxiety, irritability, anger, panic, tension, rapid heartbeat, pain and insomnia, while calming and relaxing the body and fighting skin blemishes.
Cream or lotion:
When used in a cream or lotion, it is very useful to help clear up greasy skin and to release the congestion of such a skin, while at the same time helping to clear up acne, pimples and other skin blemishes.
Petitgrain oil blends well with
Although most essential oils blend well with one another, petitgrain oil blends particularly well with bergamot, lavender, palmarosa, geranium, rosewood and sandalwood.