Petitgrain Bigarade Essential Oil


Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium ssp amara
Geographic Origin: Italy
Method of Farming: 100% Pure – Conventional
Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Part of Plant: Leaves & terminal branches


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“𝐼 β„Žπ‘Žπ‘£π‘’ π‘“π‘œπ‘’π‘›π‘‘ Petitgrain Bigarade π‘π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘‘π‘–π‘π‘’π‘™π‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘™π‘¦ β„Žπ‘’π‘™π‘π‘“π‘’π‘™ π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘™π‘œπ‘›π‘’π‘™π‘¦ π‘π‘’π‘œπ‘π‘™π‘’, π‘‘β„Žπ‘œπ‘ π‘’ π‘€β„Žπ‘œ π‘π‘’π‘Ÿβ„Žπ‘Žπ‘π‘  𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 π‘Ž 𝑙𝑖𝑑𝑑𝑙𝑒 ‘π‘‘π‘œπ‘€π‘›’, π‘Žπ‘™π‘ π‘œ π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ ‘π‘€π‘–π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿ 𝑏𝑙𝑒𝑒𝑠.’ (π‘†π‘’π‘Žπ‘ π‘œπ‘›π‘Žπ‘™ 𝐴𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑐𝑑𝑖𝑣𝑒 π·π‘–π‘ π‘œπ‘Ÿπ‘‘π‘’π‘Ÿ).” (Daveis, P. π΄π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘šπ‘Žπ‘‘β„Žπ‘’π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘π‘¦ π‘Žπ‘› π‘Ž-𝑧. The C.W. Daniel Company, UK 199

Citrus aurantium ssp. amara is a wonderful evergreen tree responsible for producing Neroli Essential Oil from its flowers, Bitter Orange Essential Oil from its fruit and Petitgrain Essential Oil from the leaves & twigs.Β  As Neroli Essential Oil is slightly water-soluble, the water remaining after the distillation contains traces of Neroli Oil. This is available as Orange Flower Water. The tree features long and very fragrant flowers which morph into abundant fruits, lasting for months. The color of the Petitgrain Oil is a pale- or amber colored liquid. Petitgrain Bigarade Essential Oil has a pleasant, fresh-floral, sweet odor, reminiscent of orange flowers, with a slightly woody-herbaceous undertone and very faint but sweet-floral dry out.

If you are lucky enough to live in Marrakech, Morocco when the Bitter Tree blossoms, you can view one of Mother Nature’s most amazing botanical gifts displayed among the private gardens, public places & along the streets..Β 

The Aromatherapy Place offers AUROMA Neroli, Bitter Orange & PetitgrainΒ essential oils. Over time, treat yourself to a special sensual experience by trying and comparing the qualities of each.

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1/3 fl oz (10ml), 3.38 fl oz (100ml)


AUROMA Essential Oils are the highest quality essential oils available in the world today. Each oil is from an individual farmer and from a particular year’s harvest. As AUROMA knows each of the Farmers, they guarantee the authenticity of each oil. Just to be certain, they analyze each oil using the latest state-of-the-art GC-MS technology, which can detect impurities to one part per billion. Yes! AUROMA represents the best there is in Essential Oils. We can supply the following documentation: Certificates of Analysis and Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

To meet the stringent demands of the professional aromatherapist, AUROMA has drafted the following seven requirements that an essential oil needs to meet so it can be used with confidence:

  1. BIO-TYPE: Not only does an oil have to come from a defined botanical species, but from a particular genetic strain.
  2. CHEMO-TYPE: The same botanical species can often produce completely different constituents.
  3. GEO-TYPE: Oils from a particular area are often of superior quality. Examples are Rose Oil Bulgarian or Sandalwood East Indian.
  4. COMPLETE OR WHOLE: The oil should come from a single distillation and should not be rectified.
  5. WILD OR ORGANIC: Where possible, AUROMA always selects the wild growing plants for distillation. When wild types are not available, AUROMA commissions farmers who do not use pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Certified Organic options are available.
  6. EX STILL: AUROMA distills small lots of expensive oils in-house and advises farmers on distillation methods.
  7. ANALYYSIS: Oils are tested by AUROMA in Australia with the most advanced state-of- the-art equipment in the world.


  • Just to smell: You can enjoy the aromatherapy of your favorite Essential oil or Blend without even taking it out of the bottle. Keep a bottle in your purse or your car. Simply open-up and smell. This can be particularly helpful during times of stress.
  • As a natural Perfume: Dab a couple drops of your most aromatic Essential Oils or Blend onto your wrists, in the same way you might use perfume. Do a patch test first before putting any Essential Oil Blend directly on your skin. Petitgrain Bigarade is a popular ingredient in eau-de-cologne.Β See β€œCautions.”
  • In a Diffuser: Using a diffuser with an Essential Oil or Blend is an easy way to make your space smell wonderful, while using aromatherapy to revitalize and purify your indoor space. Petitgrain Oil may help with nervous exhaustion and stress-related conditions and in particular anger and panic. It calms and soothes the mind, while relaxing the body.
  • As a Room Spray: Bring the Outdoors Indoors. Fill a 4-fluid ounce glass mist spray bottle with water and add your Essential Oil or Blend. Tighten the cap, shake well before using and spray the mist into the air. As the air freshener ages, the sent improves and becomes stronger. Spray around your home, your office, your clothes, your clothes, your pets, etc.


Balsams, Bergamot, Cistus, Clary Sage, Clove, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Orange Bitter, Palmarosa, Rosemary, Rosewood and Sandalwood.

Whenever you use Essential Oils or 100% pure Essential Oil Blends on the skin, they should be diluted in a vegetable oil. However, always check for skin sensitivity before applying the finished product to the body. See β€œCautions” below.

Suggested Dilution Rates follow:

  • 10ml Base Product: A 1% dilution requires a total of 2 drops essential oil, or a pure blend, 2%=4 drops, 2.5%=5 drops
  • 50ml Base Product: A 1% dilution requires a total of 10 drops essential oil, or a pure blend, 2%=20 drops, 2.5%=25 drops
  • 100ml Base Product: A 1% dilution requires a total of 20 drops (1ml) essential oil, or a pure blend, 2%=40 drops (2ml), 2.5% 50=drops (2.5ml)
  • 1Ltr Base Product: A 1% dilution requires a total of 200 drops (10ml) essential oil, or a pure blend, 2%=400 drops (20ml), 2.5%=500 drops (

Please ensure that the total number of drops does not exceed the dilution ratio. For example: 2.5% dilution = 1 drip Geranium, 2 drops Palmarosa & 2 drops Mandarin diluted in 10ml Jojoba Oil. Total drops = 5


Petitgrain is non-toxic. It is a very mild skin irritant which does not cause skin sensitization or phototoxicity. (Tisserand R, Bolacs T, Essential oil safety. Churchill Livingston, UK)

The Aromatherapy Place does not recommend ingesting essential oils unless a specific dosage instruction is given to a consumer by a qualified medical practitioner.Β 

Do not apply directly to skin. May case skin irritation in some individuals. Β Always dilute with a carrier oil.Β A skin test is recommended prior to use on the skin.

Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult a health professional prior to use. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes.Β 

Please check with a professional for safe essential oils to use with children or the elderly. Do not use essential oils on a child younger than two years without professional advice.


We recommended that Essential Oils or 100% pure and natural Blends be stored in amber or cobalt blue glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life. Keep away from excessive heat and light. A bathroom, bedroom or kitchen cabinet should be a good storage location.