Essential Oil of the Month: Petitgrain – The Stress Relieving Aphrodisiac!

Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium bigaradia Rutaceae) translates to small grains. It comes from the immature bitter orange.

Stem distilled from Twigs, leaves and stems.

It has a sharp green, fresh orange, floral with a touch of woodiness.

Note: Top & Middle

Chakra: Root & Heart

Chakra Color: Yellow

Blends well with:

Basil, bergamot, coriander, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lime, mandarin, neroli, orange, palmarosa, rosewood, sandalwood and ylang ylang.


It treats acne, fatigue, oily skin, insomnia, and stress. It is an antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, antidepressant, deodorant, nervine and sedative substance. It encourages a balanced monthly cycle for women. This oil can help to release denial, avoidance and self judgment.

It is energizing, reassuring, stabilizing and uplifting. It is considered an aphrodisiac. It inspires strength and commitment.

Essential Oil should not be applied directly to the skin but in carrier oils, putting the oils directly on the skin is too harsh due to their concentrated form. Add a few drops essential oil to the carrier oil.

If you are pregnant, receiving cancer treatment, or have a weakened immune system the use of essential oils is not recommended!

While essential oil will not go rancid, carrier oils can. Store your carrier oils in a cool, dry, and dark place.


While I’ve attempted to use credible sources for information, this is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. If there is a disparity between the information presented within this blog and the advice given by your medical professional, please follow the medical professional’s advice as he/she will know you and your medical circumstances.

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