The bitter orange tree has so many good therapeutic essential oils to offer. The Orange oil is from the orange peel, Neroli oil is from the blossoms and the Petitgrain oil is from the leaves.
Historically, Petitgrain has been used for many medicinal purposes. It’s been used for cleaning purposes, supporting healthy immune system and supporting nervous system functions.
Our dōTERRA Petitgrain is sourced from Paraguay. dōTERRA is supporting the local farmers and their communities have a sustainable and viable source of income through the Co-Impact relationship.
Petitgrain blends well with Birch, Blue Tansy, Cassia, Clove, Citrus oils such as Bergamot, Douglas Fir, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemongrass, White Fir, Siberian Fir. It is a gentle oil, but dilute anyways to be careful until you know you how your body responds to it.
Petitgrain is similar to Lavender except the smell is more masculine! Petitgrain contains up to 65% Esters. Lavender has 50% Esters. Esters tend to be most calming, relaxing, and balancing of all the essential oils constituents. Esters have a regulatory effect on the nervous system. Like Lavender, Petitgrain is amazing for cleansing and supporting the skin and tissues.1
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Cleansing The Skin: Apply on affected areas to cleanse skin.1
Open Airways: Mix equal portions of Petitgrain, Lime and Eucalyptus oil and inhale to help open airways during times of congestion and occasional coughs. Rub on chest, neck, back and bottom of feet.
Abdominal & Muscular Cramps: Combine equal portions of Petitgrain, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile and Frankincense with Fractionated Coconut Oil in a glass roller bottle and rub on lower abs and muscles.2
Calming Nerves: Combine Petitgrain with Lavender and Bergamot in a diffuser or on the pillow before bed to calm the nerves. Petitgrain also helps with balancing when experiencing excessive sweating.3
Deodorant, Cologne & Perfume: Petitgrain has a very pleasant scent. It is very popular in perfumes. Add Petitgrain to your perfume blend and spray it on your body. The cleansing power of Petitgrain will help cleanse body odor.
Scalp Skin Care: Add 2 drops into your shampoo and lather on the scalp, soak and rinse. Make sure you use toxic free hair care products. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) are carcinogenic. It is a degreaser and can separate skin layers causing dandruff, hair loss, eye damage and other issues.
Calming Blood Pressure: Inhale, rub on forehead and bottom of feet. Petitgrain helps to calm and balance blood pressure.4
Sleep: Diffuse 2-3 drops of Petitgrain before bed.
Radioprotective: Rub on your body and diffuse regularly. With all the technology in our environment, and especially radiation treatments, we may have disruptions in our cells and electrical systems in our body.567
Petitgrain is the oil of Ancestry. According to the Emotions & Essential Oils, the negative emotions Petitgrain oil helps to shift are as follows: Disowning ancestry, repeating negative family patterns, duty-bound, loyalty to unhealthy traditions, dishonoring progenitors
The positive properties we can incorporate are the following: Pioneering, chain-breaking, cultivating healthy traditions, embracing positive family connections
Calming Anger/Shock: Diffuse 2-3 drops of Petitgrain. Rub on tummy and heart reflexes.8
When things are difficult to shift or move out, use Petitgrain to help you ‘break the chains and patterns’ of habits. We can even change those inherited tendencies of the past too. We may feel so helpless when the same patterns keep repeating over and over even though we feel like we’ve really have tried, things don’t seem to feel like they are shifting. Petitgrain interrupts these electrical patterns and helps you ‘rewire’ your brain.
Reconnecting the Family: When there has been a rift in the family, Petitgrain encourages one to focus on the good that has been inherited from their family. Petitgrain encourages one to make peace and create a lighter path for those who follow. It helps you metabolize the negative and not pass it on. There is much to learn from challenges and negative experiences when we are willing to look for it.
We feel complete when we can let go of the past and accept the humanity of our ancestors. If they knew better, they would have been better. Their mistakes are understandable because they are human. We are not victims of the mistakes of the past. It is time to intentionally choose how we want to live.
If you have a tendency to blame or feel discouraged, then smell Petitgrain for the next few weeks and rewire your thinking patterns. Here are some ideas for new thoughts:
I have the power to choose how I respond to my world
I am grateful for the lessons of the past
I choose to forge new happy, positive patterns in my life
No human is perfect yet sometimes we forget and too often hold the bar up too high and allow ourselves to be unnecessarily disappointed. Petitgrain helps us be humble by being ok with our humanity. In reality, we shouldn’t be surprised when we keep falling short over and over again. When we accept that humanity about us, we can accept other’s humanity too. The key is to keep trying and changing. We can change one small thing at a time and that is all that is required.
Petitgrain encourages thoughtful awareness of who we are and of some of the patterns we are perpetuating. Only when we see patterns that we can intentionally learn how to break them. We break old patterns by deciding that those thoughts and beliefs no longer serve us. Then we need to decide how we want to live to cultivate new traditions. Ask yourself what you are going to keep and what you want to let go of. This is how you feel progression and more empowered.
We are all children of God, even your parents and ancestors are children of God. If their cultures and ways are not aligned to positivity and unity, then you can choose to change it now. Sometimes people feel guilty doing things differently from how it’s been done. Having a spiritual perspective helps us help everyone in the long run. Meditate and write down traits that you think are restricting to spiritual growth and intentionally rewrite it. You need to be brave and stand up for truth even if it means others may disapprove of you. As long as you are true to the light within you, you can’t go wrong.
In the long run, you are helping generations of people in your family heal because you’ve found peace, clarity, and wisdom.
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