Petitgrain Essential Oil
Though steam distilled from the same botanical species as neroli and bitter orange, Petitgrain Essential Oil possesses its own characteristically unique aroma. Petitgrain Oil is distilled from the leaves and sometimes the twigs and branches of the tree whereas Neroli Essential Oil is distilled from the blossoms and Orange Essential Oil is typically cold pressed from the rinds of the fruits.
Because it is distilled from the leaves and twigs, it is less floral and less citrusy than Neroli or Orange. It has a beautiful, fresh, woody that blends well with citrus rind and floral oils. It’s a joy to work with for aromatic blending.