Petitgrain Water

Petitgrain Water has a crisp, revitalizing, cleansing aroma and is suitable for all skin types. As a refreshing skin tonic, petitgrain Water will help to cleanse and tone the skin and has a mildly astringent affect. Simply apply on a cotton pad, or lightly mist the skin and wipe with a cotton pad. This will help to cleanse the pores and revitalize the skin.  Petitgrain bigarde is native to Southeast Asia. The tree now grows throughout the Mediterranean and sub-tropic areas worldwide.

Born with the celebrated siblings Neroli and Bitter Orange, petitgrain is known to the world as emotionally harmonizing oil. The essential oil of petitgrain is extracted from the leaves and twigs, where Neroli oil is extracted from the flowers and Bitter Orange oil is extracted from the rind of the fruits of the Bitter Orange tree. Trusted for attaining clarity of mind and mental wellness, petitgrain essential oil has been used in Ayurveda as excellent massage oil for treating inflamed tissues, muscular spasms and lymphatic damage.

Petitgrain is produced by steam distilling the leaves and small branches of citrus trees after the harvest of fruit.  The yield is 0.25-0.5%. The most important of the petitgrain oils comes from the Bitter Orange tree. Paraguay is a big producer.  Higher quality petitgrain comes from France and Italy. Petitgrain has a strong, bittersweet, floral and somewhat woody odor, sometimes vegetative (bad), dry and a bit leathery.

It is important to mention that the trace components in petitgrain lead to a good scent and especially in perfumery where they are important when the scent needs to be reconstituted. The petitgrain is distilled from the leaves and twig let’s when the fruit is pea-sized.

Although petitgrain is extracted from the leaves of the tree but at a time it was extracted from the green and small unripe fruits. These fruits were about the size of cherries and so the name petitgrain (also meaning little grain) was given to this oil. Mostly this is used as an active ingredient in many pharmaceutical and perfumery products.

Petitgrain is an essential oil derived from the leaves of the bitter orange tree, and it often comes from Paraguay. Most generally describe petit grain's fragrance as citrus-like, with hints of woody and floral aromas. It is widely used in colognes and perfumes as well as skin cleansers and other types of soap.

Benefit & Uses: Fragrance, scent, aroma, smell or odor, whatever form it may be has a strong impact on sensory receptors and limbic system followed by the entire behavioral and emotional set-up. Air freshener, diffuser, vaporizer or burner will help in attaining greater heights as it boosts the intellectual power, helps restore emotions, instills self- acceptance and self-love, promotes clarity of mind and augments the concentration power especially during prayers and meditation which empower the mind.

In vapor therapy, petitgrain can help with convalescence, anger, panic, depression and anxiety, calming irritation, while relaxing the body and boosting the conscious intellectual side of the mind.

When used in a cream or lotion, 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.

Antiseptic properties are the properties that help the wounds in their healing process and restrict them from getting infected and further developing tetanus. Owing to its antiseptic properties it is used in making many antiseptic products that help in restricting infection.

Spasms are the condition of extreme contractions that occur in regions like digestive system, respiratory system, and nervous system. Such contractions can lead to the problems like muscular and abdominal cramps, tiring coughs, intestinal pulls, congestions, convulsions, etc.


It helps people in getting rid of depressing thoughts and other mental disorders like mental fatigue, stress, anxiety, fear, anger, and other such ailments. It induces stimulating thoughts in the brain that also help in boosting morale and confidence.


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