Scientific Name: Citrus aurantium
Country of Origin: Paraguay
Synonyms: C.bigaradia, petitgrain bigarade, petitgrain Paraguay
Plant Family: Rutaceae
Plant Parts Used: Orange Tree/Leaves and young shoots
Extraction Method: Distillation
Physical Characteristics: Pale yellow to amber liquid.
Dominant Note(s): Middle to top
Aroma: Rather haunting fragrance, alternately woody and floral.
Main Constituents: 40-80% esters, mainly linalyl acetate and geranyl acetate, as well as linalol, nerol, terpineol, geraniol, nerolidol, farnesol, limonene among others
Blends With: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cardamom, Geranium, Lavender, Melissa, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang
Safety Precautions: Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing, non-photophobic