Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium var amara
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Parts Used: Leaves & Twigs
Country of Origin: France
Pesticide/chemical free, wildcrafted/organic
Benefits: Petitgrain is an excellent antidepressant. It helps you treat many different mild, long-term depression disorders like Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). It helps relieve nervous exhaustion, stress, and mental fatigue. It stimulates the conscious mind and helps you have clear perception and focus. It is also good to use to help ease panic, anger, anxiety, and disharmony. It helps you re-establish nervous equilibrium. It improves mental clarity and memory. It is also very good for treating many skin disorders, including acne and boils. It helps regenerate skin tissue. It also helps normalize sebum production, which is necessary when treating greasy skin and hair.
Scent: Fesh-floral citrus scent with a woody-herbaceous backnote.
Suggested Use: As it helps ease congested breathing and nervous asthma, Petitgrain is useful for all respiratory infections. It works well as a deodorant and can help you treat excessive perspiration. It helps relax muscle spasms, particularly those of a nervous origin. It is useful for increasing muscle tone. It eases joint inflammation and heart palpitations. It aids arterial circulation.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.