8 ounce Spray Bottle
This is unconcentrated form of Petitgrain. The hydrosol is the product from the steam distillations before any more processing. We recommend keeping this product refrigerated for extended shelf-life.
Active ingredients: Petitgrain, Water
Botanical name: Citrus Aurantium
Botanical family: Rutaceae
Petitgrain essential oil is very similar to Orange Blossom (Neroli) essential oil; this is because they are both obtained from the bitter Orange tree. There are a couple of theories surrounding the derivation of the name Petitgrain; in the French language, petit grain means little grain, a possible reference to the visible essential oil sacs in the leaves of the tree, when held to the light. Another theory is that Petitgrain owes its name to the tiny, green unripe Orange fruit from which Petitgrain essential oil was originally extracted, until this proved to be too uneconomical. Today, true Petitgrain essential oil is obtained through steam distillation of the leaves of the bitter Orange tree, whereas Orange Blossom essential oil is taken from the flowers.
Hydrosols are sometimes referred to as hydrolats, distillate waters or floral waters. Explained as simply as possible, a hydrosol is the aromatic water that remains after steam-distilling or hydro-distilling botanical material such as lavender. —www.aromaweb.com