Petitgrain Bigarade Essential Oil


Petitgrain bigarade essential oil has sedative and anti-depressant properties.   It is an ideal oil for calming nerves and soothing emotions.  It is especially effective for helping to relieve anger and panic, and balancing mood swings due to hormonal imbalances.

It is a wonderful perfume for women, as inhaling it relieves PMS and menopausal symptoms.  It also relieves headaches in many cases.

Aromatic Profile

Top note:    Soft, fresh, green, leafy, delicate floral notes

Heart note:  Soft, fresh, green, leafy, delicate floral notes

Base note:   Green, leafy, herby, woody notes with slightly bitter undertone

Tenacity:  Medium

In natural perfumery, petitgrain bigarade essential oil is used in natural colognes, high class florals, chypres, fougeres, and oriental perfumes. It  blends very well with citrus essential oils, as well as kewda, khus nirali, and may others.


More About Our Petitgrain Bigarade Essential Oil

Size:  5 ml violet glass bottle  OR  30 ml violet glass bottle

Source:  Italy

Distillation:  Steam distillation from fresh, non-sprayed leaves

Botanical Name:  Citrus aurantium Bigarade

Note:  This oil carries the healing properties similar to other petitgrains, including  combava petitgrain mandarin petitgrain and lemon petitgrain.

Homeopathic Properties of Petitgrain Bigarade Essential Oil


Internal–oral, inhalation, diffusion

Externaltopical application, massage, bath, spinal and local compress, energy centers and meridian points

Observations and Anecdotal Information

Petitgrain Bigarade essential oil is distilled from the leaves of Citrus aurantium.

It tones the skin, treating both oily and dry skin conditions, including acne.  It is a strong antiviral, antibacterial, and immune stimulant.

It is wonderful for diffusing into the air.  It has been shown to inhibit the growth of staph, strep, and pneumococcus  bacteria.  It combines well with other citruses and petitgrains.

It has been used in the treatment of hepatitis, as an internal remedy, with proper dilution.

Petitgrain essential oil is an effective treatment for insomnia, restricted breathing, rapid heartbeat, and stomach pain.  In the bath, it will calm the spirit as it relaxes the body and releases muscular tension.  It is also fine choice for spinal compresses.

Petitgrain has antispasmodic properties, soothing and releasing muscle spasm.


  • Generally recognized as safe at normal dosage.
  • Not recommended to use with infants or small children.  It is very cooling and can be a shock to their undeveloped nervous systems.  For colic relief or other digestive issues in small children, try a highly diluted form of anise or caraway.
  • Keep all essential oils away from eyes.
  • Store in a safe place, out of the reach of children.
  • All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional.  Product quality and dosage are critically important when using essential oils internally.

None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA.  They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.  This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only.  It is not meant to be taken as medical advice.  See a health care professional for medical advice.

More about our disclaimer

Weight 0.004 kg

30 ml violet bottle, 5 ml violet glass bottle

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