by Andrea on February 18, 2009

A new batch of Neroli/Petitgrain co-distill has just arrived from South Africa!

Neroli/Petitgrain is an amazing co-distill. It’s always exciting to open a liter sized bottle of freshly distilled essential oil!

Neroli/Petitgrain is a unique combination, obtained by distilling the flowers and leaves of the Citrus aurantium var. amara tree at the same time.  The essential oil has the soft floral tones of neroli, blended with the earthier scent of the leaves.  In addition to offering a beautiful aroma for a natural perfume, Neroli/Petitgrain is an anti-spasmodic, and very calming. I love to use 3 drops of it in my bath, especially at the end of the day.

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Susana September 23, 2016 at 10:27 am

Hi Andrea! Can you tell me what’s the difference between Sweet orange (citrus sinensis) and Sweet orange (citrus aurantium)?


Andrea Butje September 26, 2016 at 4:02 pm

Hi Susana,
Common names for essential oils can change from place to place. I’m glad you shared the Latin names – that’s the way to know for sure which oil you have.
Citrus aurantium is the Latin name for Bitter Orange and Sweet orange is citrus sinensis. One important difference is that Bitter Orange (citrus aurantium) is phototoxic where as Sweet orange (citrus sinensis) is not.


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