Origin: a Latin derivative
meaning "Gift of the Earth."
Derived from the bitter orange tree, Petitgrain oil has long been used in traditional health practices, for cleaning purposes, and for its various internal benefits.* Widely used in the perfume industry, Petitgrain oil offers a fresh, floral, and often herbaceous aroma that makes it unique and useful in a variety of settings. From promoting restful sleep to supporting healthy immune function, Petitgrain oil uses and benefits are certainly far reaching and effective.*
If you are looking for the best place to buy Petitgrain oil, visit the doTERRA Petitgrain oil product page for more information about purchasing. As a CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade™ oil, Petitgrain has been carefully sourced and thoroughly tested to maintain potency and efficacy.
Petitgrain oil is also a part of the doTERRA Co-Impact Sourcing® initiative in Paraguay, where doTERRA strives to provide income for farmers in rural areas and to contribute to the protection of the Atlantic Rainforest in Paraguay.
The name Petitgrain is a French word that translates to “little grains.” It was given this name because the fruit of the bitter orange tree is quite small for a citrus fruit—about the size of a cherry.
Petitgrain oil comes from the bitter orange tree, Citrus aurantium. Originally from Southern China, the bitter orange tree was brought to Paraguay in the 19th century, and now flourishes easily in this part of the world. The bitter orange tree produces three different essential oils. Petitgrain oil is taken from the tree’s twigs and leaves and steam distilled to produce a refreshing, floral, and herbaceous essential oil. Neroli essential oil is derived from the blossoms of the bitter orange tree, and bitter orange essential oil comes from the rinds of the fruit through the process of expression. Petitgrain oil has been used historically for traditional health practices and has been a popular ingredient for the perfume industry since the 18th century.
Main Chemical Components: Linalyl acetate, linalool, alpha-terpineol
The chemical structure of Petitgrain oil contributes to its ability to provide calming and relaxing benefits. Essential oils with linalyl acetate and linalool, like Petitgrain, Lavender, and Bergamot are known for their relaxing properties. These chemical compounds contribute to a calming and peaceful environment, which is why Petitgrain can be helpful for promoting restful sleep.*
doTERRA sources Petitgrain from Paraguay as part of a Co-Impact Sourcing initiative designed to support small-scale farmers in rural areas. By promoting community development projects and offering farmers fair compensation, doTERRA is able to responsibly source a high quality oil that benefits users while simultaneously helping sustain the livelihood of growers in Paraguay.
Not only does the Petitgrain oil Co-Impact Sourcing initiative benefit the lives of those who plant, grow, and harvest bitter orange trees, it also provides a more environmentally friendly alternative to other uses for the land in this area. By providing this option, doTERRA is helping protect the Atlantic Rainforest of eastern Paraguay.
As a citrus essential oil, Petitgrain oil will blend well with other citrus-based oils like Bergamot or Lemongrass. In addition, it blends well with warm essential oils such as Cinnamon Bark or Cassia oil. The fresh, floral notes of Petitgrain oil also make it a perfect companion for essential oils like Geranium or Eucalyptus.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.