Petit Grain Bigarade - Essential oil

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Petit grain bigarade – Essential oil 


Format: 5 ml 

Certified pure  

Origin: Paraguay 


The bigaradier is a small tree of 3 to 10 meters, thorny, with evergreen leaves, very fragrant flowers, with edible but bitter fruits. This tiny tree is a real treasure with immense virtues to adopt, since its essential oil is extracted, either from the zest, the flowers or the young twigs, and can be used in a wide spectrum.1 


A single-blind randomized controlled trial2 was conducted in 80 patients (randomly divided into 2 groups, 40 in each group, i.e., 1 intervention group and 1 Control group) undergoing coronary angiography at Imam Ali Hospital in Kermanshah, Iran, from April to November 2016 to determine the efficacy and safety of Citrus aurantium essential oil on anxiety in these patients. 


Patients in the intervention group inhaled Citrus aurantium essential oil for 15 to 20 minutes approximately 60 minutes before angiography. Following the same procedure, distilled water was used instead of Citrus aurantium in the control group. Anxiety scores, vital signs including systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), respiratory rate, and pulse rate were recorded before and 20 minutes after the procedure.  Among the Intervention group, the mean scores of STAI, SBP, DBP, respiratory rate and pulse rate were significantly decreased while in the Control group, neither the anxiety scores nor the vital signs changed significantly.  The conclusion shows that Citrus aurantium essential oil was effective in reducing anxiety and stress levels in patients undergoing coronary angiography. 


It's a great idea to try it as a vapour, as its fresh, floral and herbaceous scent is much appreciated by children and adults alike! 


Recipes & Impressions - Yours  


Valérie M.: " I really like Petit grain bigarade! It adds a little citrus punch to all the synergies I create for myself..." 

Jonathan F.: "My own hair water recipe has evolved a bit lately: Atlas Cedar, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Rosemary, Petit Grain, Balsam Fir and Scots Pine. It's so intoxicating. I use it in the morning and evening."  

Marie Ève G.: "I love this oil for my skin and in my shampoo." 


My properties: 


Antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, digestive antispasmodic, soothing, calming, healing, rebalancing, regenerative, nervous regulator, tonic. 




Olfaction, Diffusion, Bath, Skin application, Cooking. 


My botanical name: Citrus aurantium 

My family: Rutaceae 

My color: Yellow to brown 

My odor: Fresh, sweet, floral 

Synergy: Atlas cedar, Mandarin, Peppermint, Neroli, Orange 



  • Before using any product containing essential oils, please check and follow the precautions, warnings and contraindications.

  • Before using an essential oil, if in doubt, here is a tolerance test that allows you to check your sensitivity to essential oils. Simply place 3 drops of the essential oil mixture in the hollow of the elbow or wrist and wait a few minutes for a topical reaction, or up to 48 hours for an allergic reaction. Caution: do not use essential oils that are said to be dermocaustic or phototoxic, as they may cause burns on the skin.

  • Do not apply them pure on the skin or on the mucous membranes.

  • Avoid any contact with the eyes.

  • Respect the recommended doses.

  • Keep out of reach of children.  


Note: the properties, indications and methods of use are taken from reference books or websites in aromatherapy. They are regularly found there and for many confirmed by observations in scientific environment. 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 in a therapeutic purpose, consult a health professional.  


Notice: although natural, essential oils are active products that require responsible handling. In no case will Maison Jacynthe be held responsible for the consequences of an incorrect or careless application of these products or the methods presented.  






2. Khalil Moradi, Hossein Ashtarian, Nicholas Yakubu Danzima, Hamid Saeedi, Behrouz Bijan, Farzaneh Akbari, Mohammad Mehdi Mohammadi. Essential Oil from Citrus aurantium Alleviates Anxiety of Patients Undergoing Coronary Angiography: A Single-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial. Chin J Integr Med. 2021 Mar;27(3):177-182.  doi: 10.1007/s11655-020-3266-5. Epub 2020 Jun 22.


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