Petitgrain Lemon

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Petitgrain Lemon

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Botanical Name Citrus limonum Country of Origin Egypt


Distilled from the leaves of the Lemon Tree
There is a Petitgrain from every citrus as the citrus oil comes from the peel and the petitgrain comes from the leaf. The petitgrains are not distilled as frequently as the peel so they tend to be rare. Lemon Petitgrain essential oil is pale yellow to greenish yellow liquid displaying a fresh, bitter green, penetrating lemon odor with a rich, sweet, floral and green undertones.

Properties Antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-stress, astringent, calmative, deodorant, digestive, nervine, refreshing, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, tonic, uplifting. Used for arthritis, rheumatism, muscle inflammation and pain, anxiety, insomnia.

Diffuse Lemon Petitgrain into the air to refresh and sanitize the environment. In natural perfumery it is used in fougere, chypre, colognes, floral bouquets(top note, herbacoeus bouquets. Unlike many other citrus oils, Petitgrain Oil is not considered phototoxic.