Petitgrain essential oil is an aromatic oil derived from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree (Citrus aurantium) through steam distillation. It has a fresh, woody, and slightly floral scent. Petitgrain essential oil is valued in aromatherapy for its calming and balancing properties, often used to reduce stress, anxiety, and promote relaxation when diffused or added to blends.


Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Leaf/Twig Oil


Petitgrain essential oil is obtained from the leaves and twigs of the Citrus aurantium amara tree, also known as bitter orange or Seville orange. This tree is native to Southeast Asia but is now cultivated in various parts of the world, including Italy, Spain, and North Africa.


Skin Balancing

Petitgrain oil helps balance the skin's oil production, making it suitable for both oily and combination skin types.

Skin Toning

It has astringent properties that can help tone and tighten the skin, reducing the appearance of pores and promoting a smoother complexion.

Acne Control

Petitgrain oil's antibacterial properties can help combat acne-causing bacteria, reducing breakouts and blemishes.

Skin Soothing

It can soothe skin irritations, redness, and inflammation, making it valuable for sensitive or inflamed skin.

Stress-Related Skin Issues

Petitgrain's calming properties can help address stress-induced skin conditions like hives or rashes.



Petitgrain essential oil has a fresh, slightly woody, and citrusy scent that can promote relaxation, reduce stress, and alleviate symptoms of anxiety and nervousness.

Mood Elevation

Inhalation of petitgrain vapor can uplift the mood, reduce symptoms of depression, and enhance emotional well-being.

Sleep Aid

It may help improve sleep quality by calming the mind and reducing insomnia symptoms.

Mental Clarity

Petitgrain oil can enhance mental clarity, concentration, and cognitive function when used in aromatherapy.


Its pleasant aroma can be used to freshen the air and eliminate odors in living spaces.


Essential oils, when used in skincare, must be diluted to avoid skin irritation or adverse reactions. Use discretion and follow instructions on product labels.