Petitgrain Absolue (Citrus aurantium amara)
Cirtus Aurantium Amara
Petitgrain absolute's sweet, citrusy smell has an uplifting effect on the mind and aromatherapists often use it interchangeably with orange blossom and neroli for reducing anxiety and helping to alleviate mental fatigue.
When used in skincare, petitgrain oil and absolute can help reduce the over-production of sebum and is an effective and mild antiseptic. As such, it is beneficial for skin that suffers from acne and oily, dandruff-prone scalps.
Lush purchases petitgrain absolute from an Egyptian supplier.