Petitgrain Essential Oil Paraguay
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Petitgrain Pure Essential Oil
Citrus Aurantium Leaf Oil
Steam-distillation from the leaves and branches of the Paraguayan bitter orange tree. Petitgrain is a hybrid between the Bitter Orange (Citrus Aurantium) and the Sweet Orange (Citrus Sinensis) since the Bitter Orange tree struggles to thrive in Paraguay.
Strong, earthy, woody-floral odour.
Citrus Aurantium Leaf Oil is an essential oil obtained from the leaves and twigs of the Bitter Orange tree. (Citrus aurantium Linn. Subsp. Amara).Good in skin-care products for oily skin. Also good for soothing anxiety and stress. Do not use with commercial acne products, as irritation might occur. Petitgrain Oil is rich in Linalyl Acecate circa 50% and Linalool circa 20%. Our distiller advises that 1 Tonne of Petitgrain leaves will yield about 3.5 kilos of Essential Oil.
Paraguay produces almost 200 Tonnes of Petitgrain per year mostly in the North West of the country, which is over 80% of the total production worldwide. From these 200 Tonnes, almost 98% is exported worldwide, predominantly for use in mass market products like Soaps, Cosmetics and household products.
Relevant Constituents IFRA/IOFI 2017