Petitgrain essential oil comes from the leaves and twigs of the bitter orange tree. It has a spicy, sharp, grassy aroma that blends well with floral and woody essential oils.
What It’s For
Petitgrain essential oil helps open the crown chakra to heighten spiritual connection. Diffusing it during meditation or prayer time can be particularly effective. In Ayurvedic medicine, petitgrain is a powerful kapha reducer. This means that it can provide relief from exhaustion and burnout. Check out this blog post to learn more about the principle of Balancing Kapha Dosha and get a recipe for a blend with petitgrain.
Linalyl acetate is the primary constituent in petitgrain. This ester is also found in lavender and bergamot, and imparts the calming and relaxing characteristics to these essential oils. Additionally, it helps reduce inflammation and is beneficial for skin.
Who Should Use Petitgrain Essential Oil
If you occasionally feel spiritually disconnected, it could be a crown chakra imbalance or deficiency. Try inhaling petitgrain or applying it directly to the top of your head. You can also diffuse it or apply topically to help overcome mental fatigue and exhaustion. Interestingly, you can also use petitgrain to help overcome denial and improve self control.