About Clementine Petitgrain Essential Oil
Clementine petitgrain essential oil does not have a long history of aromatherapeutic use, and was used mostly for perfumery purposes. Petitgrain is notable for its calming, centering, uplifting effect. It is known as a tonic oil, thus supporting the body with a particular affinity for the muscles and joints, and the female/moon system. Employed in direct inhalation, petitgrain essential oil can regulate, soothe and support the emotional and physical heart. This oil is well suited for use when recovering from short or long periods of being un-well. Petitgrain finds use for enhancing skin health and balance, improving tone, texture and clarity.
The calming and settling effect of petitgrain renders it useful to promote calm and relaxation, uplift mood, reduce stress, and support the body to stabilized after shock or trauma. A tonic and restorative to the brain, diffused petitgrain essential oil soothes and uplifts the mind while relaxing the body. Petitgrain can also promote deep, restful sleep. A well-known oil used to inspire sensual moods, Petitgrain can be used in a bath or diluted in a massage oil to honor a loved one.
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Clementine Petitgrain Essential Oil Profile
This type of clementine petitgrain comes from the distillation of leaves, small fruits and flowers of organic clementine trees in Corsica.
How to Use Clementine Petitgrain Essential Oil
- Direct Palm Inhalation: Use several drops in direct palm inhalation to promote tranquility. This oil can be used before bed to bring about an easy transition into a restful state.
Please use safety precautions, because citrus and the sun are incompatible. Citrus oils, including clementine petitgrain, are phototoxic, and can damage your skin if rubbed on the skin and exposed to sunlight.
Other Ways to Use Clementine Petitgrain Essential Oil
Clementine petitgrain essential oil can be applied topically, as a compress, in the bath, through direct inhalation, or diffuser. Because of its potential phototoxic effects, it should always be diluted and dermal applications avoided before exposure to sunlight.
- In the Diffuser: Diffuse clementine petitgrain whenever you wish to create a fresh, uplifting atmosphere. For variety you can add in florals such as lavender, or other citrus oils like grapefruit and bergamot for a sunny garden mix.
- In the Bath: Add several drops to bathwater to assist with convalescence, and to calm and relax the mind and body.
- Freshen Up the Air: Add 10 drops clementine oil and three drops rosemary or lavender to a spray bottle for a revivifying and purifying air freshener.
Clementine Petitgrain Essential Oil Recipe
Interesting Clementine Petitgrain Essential Oil Information
Normally, petitgrain refers only to the oil distilled from leaves and twigs. This type of Corsican petitgrain, however, comes from the distillation of leaves, small fruits and flowers of organic clementine trees. This process produces a much higher quality oil but also increases its overall value.
Petitgrain oil may be produced from bergamot, lemon, mandarin, and sweet orange leaves. Petitgrain of neroli is a classic ingredient in traditional French eau de cologne and has been used extensively in the perfumery industry, particularly as a substitute for the more costly neroli oil.
Safety Considerations for Clementine Petitgrain Essential Oil
Non-toxic; all citrus oils have the potential to be phototoxic. Do not take clementine petitgrain essential oil internally, or apply undiluted to the skin; avoid dermal-application before exposure to the sunlight.