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Small grain bigaradier AB - Leaves - 10 ml - Essential oil Aroflora

Bitter orange AB - Leaves - 10 ml - Essential oil

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Organic small Grain Bigarade essential oil is one of the best for fighting stress, calming the mind, dissipating daily tensions and promoting sleep. Its original scent is a fine combination of woody, green and fruity. 10 ml bottle.

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Bitter orange essential oil - Citrus aurantium


Orange amère ou Petit grain bigarade - Citrus aurantium ssp amara

Family : Rutaceae

Certification :  Essential oil from controlled, certified organic cultivation, 100% pure and natural, uncut, undeterpenated. It is certified by Ecocert France (FR-BIO-01).

Part of the plant used : Leaf

Method of obtaining : Steam distillation

Origin : Paraguay 

Some information about Bitter Orange Seed

Organic bitter orange essential oil

Organic Bitter Orange Essential Oil, otherwise known as Bitter Orange, grown in France and North Africa, is widely used in aromatherapy for its fruits, leaves and flowers. The essential oil of Petit Grain bigarade is young and pale in colour and has a very characteristic, invigorating, lemony fragrance. It is notably used in the manufacture of Eau de Cologne and various skin creams. It is a tree much sought after in perfumery. Indeed, the zest of its fruit provides an essence traditionally used in liqueurs and aperitif wines (Grand Marnier, Curaçao...). The same tree will give an essential oil of bitter orange peel and the extremely rare essential oil of Neroli, extracted from the flowers.

Like Neroli oil (orange blossom), Petitgrain essential oil comes from the Seville sour orange tree. With properties similar to Neroli, but much less expensive, its delicate, sweet fragrance is somewhere between citrus and floral. It blends well with the scents of Bergamot, Lavender and Palma Rosa.

Its sedative and relaxing properties make this oil a natural tranquilizer that will be effective in combating many nervous disorders. It also has the property of being an anti-perspirant, a deodorant and regulates sebum secretion.


Linalyl acetate, Linalool
*The chemotype is the identity card of the essential oil, its chemical composition defined by chromatographic analysis. The same plant can have several compositions depending on the place and the variety. A chemotype depends on a property, an odour and a taste. 

Main indications

Nervousness, insomnia, exhaustion, stress, memory loss, intellectual overwork, sebum regulation, infected acne, etc. 

Allergens naturally contained in this essential oil : Citral, Geraniol, limonene, linalool. 

Therapeutic properties of the essential oil of petit grain bigarade

Main : Antispasmodic, Anti-infectious, Nerve balancer, Analgesic, Local anaesthetic.

Secondary Healing, Anti-inflammatory, Deodorant. 

Attention !

The bitter Orange Essential Oil is photosensitising. Do not use before exposure to the sun.



Advice for use

Essential oils are powerful natural substances and should therefore be used with care. Even though essential oils have been used since ancient times, there is often a lack of knowledge about how to use them and the precautions to take. Many books deal with essential oils. It is therefore advisable to refer to them to find out the traditional methods of use.

As an indication, here are some examples of use 


Application by massage or compress

It is advisable to mix a few drops of essential oil with a vegetable oil (sweet almond, jojoba, macadamia, rose hip, argan, olive, etc.) to use it as a massage oil.

To promote relaxation and sleep, you can dilute 10 to 20 drops of petit grain in 100 ml of neutral vegetable oil, then massage the spine and the soles of the feet.

For skin care, you can incorporate 1 drop in a lotion or cream to relieve skin problems (pimples, acne, etc.).

To promote the protection and proper functioning of the respiratory tract, dilute 10 to 20 drops in 50 ml of vegetable oil, applied locally to the plexus and throat.

To soothe and promote suppleness of the joints : 10 to 20 drops in 100 ml of neutral vegetable oil, then massage locally on a warm moistened compress. 

Use by diffusionThe essential oil of petit grain bigarade used in diffusion will promote relaxation and sleep. It is relaxing and balancing. It will promote a positive state of mind. It will also promote the proper functioning of the airways and breathe more freely. Diffusion 15 to 30 minutes before bedtime.


100% pure and natural oil

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An essential oil is made up of chemically defined molecules (about 10,000 listed) that have been secreted by special plant cells. It can consist of from one to several hundred molecules, which helps explain why some essential oils have many properties but different therapeutic effectiveness. To guarantee the properties necessary for effective aromatherapy, it is important that an essential oil is 100% pure and natural (not cut, not deterpenated, not mixed with alcohol or vegetable oils) and preferably organic. This is the case for the essential oils we sell. They are sold in tinted bottles with a dropper cap.

Go to the "Properties and characteristics of essential oils" file. Whether pure or mixed, you can use them in our different diffuser models. The information given on each essential oil is for guidance only. Beware of self-diagnosis, do not hesitate to consult an aromatherapist or any other recognised professional and read our special file "properties of essential oils"in our thematic files.

Essential oils can help you

Essential oils are primarily used to help you treat many ailments. But beware, even if essential oils are often extracted from edible plants, their concentrations make it necessary to remain cautious and respect their curative power. The use of essential oils is relatively simple and if you follow a few basic rules, they will put their therapeutic genius at your disposal. Covering with essential oils has more advantages than disadvantages.


Who is allowed to use bitter orange essential oil ?

Adults and teenagers

Children under 6 years of age

Pregnant and breastfeeding women

Pregnant women under 3 months

Infants under 3 months of age


Risks of using bitter orange essential oil


WARNINGThese properties, indications and methods of use are taken from reference books or websites on aromatherapy, hydrolatherapy and phytotherapy. They are regularly found there and many of them are confirmed by observations in scientific environments. However, this information is given for information purposes only, and in no way constitutes medical information, nor does it engage our responsibility. For any use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes, consult a doctor. 

Regulatory information on the use of bitter orange essential oil

Precautions for use : Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on children, pregnant or breastfeeding women. Prolonged use is not recommended.

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10 ml
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Bitter orange AB - Leaves - 10 ml - Essential oil

Organic small Grain Bigarade essential oil is one of the best for fighting stress, calming the mind, dissipating daily tensions and promoting sleep. Its original scent is a fine combination of woody, green and fruity. 10 ml bottle.

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