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Name: Petitgrain (Sicily)

Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium L. var amara

Main Constituents: Linalyl acetate: 45.92%

Origin: Italy

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Part of Plant: Leaves and Twigs

Description & Colour: Colourless to pale yellow liquid, thin consistency

Aromatic Summary: Orange blossom scent with more of a herbaceous aroma rather than floral. 

Flashpoint: 75°C

Storage:  Transfer out of any metal and shipping containers (used for safe shipping), keep in dark glass container 

Safety Notes: For external use only; dilute before use. May cause skin irritations, a skin test is recommended prior to use, avoid contact with eyes. Avoid During Pregnancy

Usage: Used in Perfumery, soaps, aromatherapy, mist spray, candles, and toiletries. Antidepressant, antiseptic, antistress, astringent, deodorant, digestive, fixative, nervine, refreshing, sedative, stomachic, and tonic

Blends well with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Lime, Jasmine, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Rosemary, Sandalwood, and Ylang-ylang

Petitgrain oil is extracted from the leaves and twigs of the orange, lemon, or tangerine tree. The oil used to be extracted from the unripe oranges or fruit when they were the size of cherries, hence the name petitgrain in french meaning “little grains”.

This information is for education purposes only and in no way is meant to serve as medical or professional advice. We are not responsible for any products made using these oils or the outcome of any application thereof. As always we recommend testing all products.