Did you know that the bitter orange tree produces three different kinds of oil? We get Neroli essential oil from its fragrant white blossoms while the fruit itself yields the delicate, bitter orange essential oil. Meanwhile, Petitgrain is produced from steam distillation of the leaves and twigs.
A popular ingredient in perfumery, Petitgrain is a top note essential oil with a scent that can be best described as sweet yet tart, slightly floral, and herbaceous. It's impossible not to fall in love with its fresh and woody characteristics in fragrances, lotions, body sprays, and colognes. If you're getting tired of your usual personal care items, you can kick things up a notch by adding a few drops of Petitgrain essential oil!
Emotionally, many people find Petitgrain relaxing and calming to the senses. Combine with other citrus oils such as Cassia, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Geranium, or Lemongrass and diffuse to turn any room into a peaceful and calming space. You can also create your own pillow mist by adding a few drops of Petitgrain along with Lavender or Bergamot in a mixture of rubbing alcohol (or vodka) and distilled water. What about carrier oils? Nope, it can stain your sheets so better leave it out in this recipe!
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