What is petitgrain oil?
Petitgrain essential oil is distilled from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree, citris aurantium. This essential oil has a refreshing scent that is described as both floral and herbal. This oil is high in Linalyl acetate, linalool, and alpha-terpineol.
Benefits of petitgrain oil:
Petitgrain essential oil can be used to support a healthy nervous system—particularly with nervous stress and calming nerve excitement as well as soothing nervous digestive tracts. It also promotes healthy skin and hair and is particularly good for oily skin. Petitgrain helps support healthy cardiovascular function and provides antioxidant support as well.
It is emotionally balancing and is very uplifting. This oil can help with avoidance behaviors, and calms feelings of fear and panic, and emotionally helps with relinquishing self control and instilling self acceptance and love.
How to use petitgrain with animals:
Petitgrain can be diffused, applied topically or given internally.
For horses and cattle, apply 4-6 drops along the spine from tail to head, topically directly over the area of concern, or give internally (2 drops per 1,000 lbs twice daily mixed with feed.)
For dogs, dilute 1 drop in 50-100 drops of carrier oil and give one diluted drop internally mixed with food, apply topically along spine or directly over the area of concern or on the back paws on the skin between the paw pads.
For cats, water diffusion is preferred, if applied topically dilute 1 drop per 150-200 drops of carrier oil prior to applying to the area of concern or along the spine by petting.