Our organically crafted Mandarin Petitgrain Essential Oil is steam distilled from the shiny green leaves of the Citrus reticulata trees, cultivated in sunny orchards of Italy. With its sweet, rich, deep-fruity, grape-like, floral odor, Mandarin Petitgrain Oil offer a bounty of benefits, including a mood-boosting scent and skin-soothing properties.
Though steam distilled from the same botanical species as Mandarin Essential Oil, Petitgrain Mandarin Essential Oil possesses its own characteristically unique aroma. The Mandarin Essential Oil is extracted from the peels of the fruit by cold compression, while the Mandarin Petitgrain Essential Oil is extracted from the fresh leaves through steam distillation. There is a Petitgrain from almost every citrus species; however the petitgrains are not distilled as frequently as the peel so they tend to be rare.
REPORTED BENEFITS AND USES
The anti-microbial, antiseptic, astringent, antioxidant, and tonic properties of Mandarin Petitgrain Essential Oil make it a beneficial additive in skin care products that are meant to soothe or even treat dry or oily skin, eczema, inflammation, and acne. It also works as a tonic that cleanses and detoxifies the skin while diminishing the appearance of pores. These properties make Mandarin Petitgrain Essential Oil an ideal ingredient for moisturizers and cleansers that nourish skin, soothe dryness and irritation, eliminate harmful bacteria, enhance collagen production, and plump, smooth, and brighten the complexion. Used in hair products, it can enhance hairs sheen and prevent hair loss.
Emotionally and energetically, the sedative scent of Mandarin Petitgrain Oil stimulates the release of pleasure hormones, namely serotonin, and dopamine, thereby improving negative moods and enhancing the feeling of relaxation. This profoundly calming and relaxing effect has the added benefit of enhancing sensual moods and promoting restful sleep.