One of the three oils to be harvested from the orange tree, Petitgrain comes from the leaves and young shoots and has a sweet, floral aroma reminiscent of orange blossoms. It is a gently revitalizing fragrance that is calming but invigorating, setting the scene for joy, optimism and expressiveness.
Common Uses: Petitgrain has been known to be uplifting to the nervous system and has traditionally been used for nervous exhaustion and stress-related symptoms. It helps slow the heart rate down, especially when one is anxious, and can help with insomnia. It eases the breath and relaxes muscle spasms while calming anger, giving assurance when one feels panic. Diffuse 5-10 drops of Petitgrain to best absorb its benefits.