Steam distilled leaves (no twigs) from the bitter orange tree Citrus aurantium var amara in Paraguay renders this highly aromatic Petitgrain bigarade essential oil with a lovely crisp and bright green middle note. For Petitgrain bigarade with a soft floral top note see our Petitgrain bigarade from Tunisia.
In natural perfume this petitgrain adds a similar yet less floral Neroli-like middle note in masculine and unisex accords. Citrus aurantium var amara is the same tree Bitter Orange essential oil (from the fruit rind), Neroli essential oil and Orange Blossom Absolute (from blossoms) are distilled.
Petitgrain bigarade is a versatile essential oil in aromatherapy and highly recommended for use in an oil diffuser to promote a sense of calm when feeling anxious or stressed. An excellent oil to diffuse for instances of insomnia.
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