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Quick Overview

Petitgrain100% pure Neroli Petitgrain, or 'Petitgrain sur Fleurs', essential oil is is distilled from the same tree as Neroli and Petitgrain using the flowering branches, rather than just the flowers or branches themselves. This certified organic oil is distilled from branches containing a minimum of 8% content of flowers. The resulting oil is somewhere between Petitgrain and Neroli in it's very wonderful aroma, and can substitute for Neroli in many applications.

Neroli itself is highly sought after in the perfume industry for its exceptionally subtle, soft floral aroma. Petigrain sur Fleurs is more middle note than high, which will appeal to many individuals.

Botanical Name: Citrus aurantifolia

PetitgrainBoth the deliciosa Tenore and the aurantifolia varities of Orange tree. The deliciosa Tenore is a Mandarin tree native to southern China whereas aurantifolia is a Bergamot tree, native to tropical and sub-tropical regions of the Asian continent.

Petitgrain essential oil at one time was extracted from small, green unripe bitter oranges the size of a cherry - hence the name 'peititgrain' or 'little grain'. This soon proved to be uneconomical as the production of this oil diminished the yield of bitter orange oil from the mature fruit later in the season.

Today the oil is is distilled from the fresh leaves and young branches of the tree.

Method of Extraction: Steam distilled

Parts Used: Leaves and twigs

Country of Origin: France

Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted

Blends Well With: Balsam-Peru, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Cypress, Eucalyptus-Lemon (Citriodora), Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Sweet Marjoram, Neroli (Orange Blossom), Oakmoss Absolute, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang.

Scent: Fresh-floral citrus scent with a woody-herbaceous backnote

Contraindications: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing

About the Oil

This Mandarin Petitgrain 'deliciosa Tenore'  essential oil is steam distilled from wild growing Mandarin trees in Corsica. This is an exceptional Petitgrain, and may be the more calming of the two oils, as Mandarin is noted for this quality.

The Bergamot Petitgrain 'aurantifolia' from Italy is the classic essential oil steam distilled from Bergamot orange trees wild grown in Italy.

Petitgrain essential oil is one of the classic ingredients in 'eau-de-cologne', and is often employed as a fragrance component in perfumes, colognes, cosmetics and the like, and can be used to add an orange flavor to many foods. In some cases, the aroma is used instead of its more expensive partner Neroli.

Aromatherapy Notes

The  'deliciosa Tenore'  Petitgrain essential oil is dark yellow-green with distinct lime-like and orange blossom top notes, a grassy, herbaceous middle note and undertones of light oak and beeswax.

Traditional Uses

All varieties of Petitgrain essential oil have been traditionally used in aromatherapy for acne, excessive perspiration, oily hair, and general toning of the skin.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Deoderant, Nervine, Stimulant (digestive, nervous system), Stomachic, Tonic


This oil is non-toxic, a non-irritant and non sensitizing; It is non-photosensitizing like other citrus oils can be.

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