We use petitgrain essential oil (a distillation of bitter orange flower, leaves and small twigs) in our REPAIR and BALANCE face oils for its antibacterial, antifungal, cicatrisant, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is an effective skin toning agent and topical treatment for acne and oily or irritated skin. These qualities also allow it to stimulate the healing process of cuts, rashes, and other skin abrasions and result in a quicker recovery. ​ 🌱

Of added benefit, petitgrain essential oil contains linalyl acetate, a compound that is celebrated for its ability to reduce anxiety, calm the mind, and provide a stabilizing and balancing effect on the nervous system. When used in aromatherapy, petitgrain is thought to have sedative and antidepressant qualities, and may be able to help treat a variety of stress-related conditions such as insomnia or shock.

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