Petitgrain comes from the leaves of the bigaradier (bitter orange tree), a tree native to Asia. The bitter orange tree is present in particular in France, Italy, Egypt but also in Morocco.
Petitgrain bigarade essential oil comes from steam distillation leaves and small fresh twigs of the bigaradier.
The fruit of the bitter orange tree is not edible by humans, nevertheless it is a very popular tree in perfumery and cosmetology. Indeed, petitgrain is ideal for acne-prone skin, since its healing effect allows it to fight against acne and wounds. It is an anti-inflammatory that revitalizes the skin. It regulates excess sebum while providing a fresh and soft smell.