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This crisp and clear essential oil relaxing properties help to calm rapid heartbeat and insomnia while clearing greasy skin and fighting skin blemishes.

Skin Concern / Treatments
Oil Skin
Acne
Skin blemishes

Benefits

It is great oil to clear up greasy skin, acne and excessive perspiration, while toning the skin. When used in a cream lotion or oil, it is very useful to help clear up greasy skin and to release the congestion of such a skin, while at the same time helping to clear up acne, pimples and other skin blemishes. As a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath, it assist with convalescence, anxiety, irritability, anger, panic, tension, rapid heartbeat, pain and insomnia, while calming and relaxing the body and fighting skin blemishes. The therapeutic properties of petitgrain are antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, anti-depressant, deodorant, sedative and nervine.

Oil properties
Petitgrain oil has a woody and at the same time a florally smell. The color of the oil is pale yellow to amber and it is watery in viscosity.

Origin of petitgrain oil
This is one of the three oils obtained from the orange tree, the others are neroli from the flowers and orange from the rind of the fruit. Petitgrain oil is extracted from the leaves of the tree but was once extracted from the green unripe oranges, when they were still the size of cherries, hence the name Petitgrain or 'little grains.'

Extraction petitgrain oil
Petitgrain oil is extracted from the fresh leaves, small twigs by steam distillation and yields 0.5 - 1 %.

Chemical composition
The chemical components of petitgrain oil are geraniol, linalool, nerol, y-terpineol, geranyl acetate, linalyl acetate, myrcene, neryl acetate and trans-ocimene.

Precautions
Petitgrain oil is in general non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing and non-phototoxic.

Petitgrain oil blends well with
Although most essential oils blend well with one another, petitgrain oil blends particularly well with bergamot, lavender, palmarosa, geranium, rosewood and sandalwood.

Zakia's Morocco uses Petitgrain oil

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