Petitgrain (Bigarade)

Petitgrain - AroMed's Citrus aurantium var bigaradia is organically grown, and the leaves and twigs from the bitter orange tree are steam distilled in Paraquay. It is in the rutaceae botanical family, and a top-middle note with a fresh,floral, citrus, mildly herbaceous aroma.


  • Great in digestive blends. Try putting 5 drops in a half a ounce carrier oil and rub on you abdomen when experiencing stomach upset. Popular oil for children!
  • Petitgrain can refresh, uplift and relax during times of stress and anxiety.
  • A favorite for nighttime baths, blended with a small amount of patchouli or vetiver, as it is relaxing to the nervous system and can facilitate a restful nights sleep.
  • It is a great skin tonic, particularly for oily skin issues.

Emotional Support - Petitgrain embodies gentle strength. It encourages harmony, upliftment, joy, inner vision, strength, self-confident and expressiveness

Blends well with- bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, clove bud, cypress, eucalyptus lemon, frankincense, geranium, jasmine, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, mandarin, marjoram, neroli, orange, palmarosa, patchouli, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, vetiver, ylang ylang

Notes of interest- Petitgrain essential oil comes from the distilled leaves of the Seville orange tree. The blossoms of this tree produce the precious neroli essential oil. Petitgrain has a similar aroma to neroli, yet is much more affordable!

Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, deodorant, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation, skin care

Safety data- Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.


Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

Worwood, V.A. Aromatherapy for the Soul, New World Library, 1999.

Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.

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