Hello lovely IMBBians,
Through IMBB I have come to know about countless essential oils like Ylang-ylang, rosehip and their amazing health and beauty benefits. Today, I’m going to talk about a little heard of, but potent essential oil extracted from the bitter orange tree. Let’s delve deeper into the beauty and health benefits of petitgrain essential oil.
1. As an Antiseptic:
The powerful antiseptic action of petitgrain helps in killing the infection-causing bacteria. If you have wounds or localised infections, petitgrain oil will prevent it from bacterial contamination, thereby reducing chances of sepsis. This amazing oil is both non-toxic and non-irritant, and thus can not only be applied externally but can also be ingested.
2. A Remedy for Skin Problems:
Oily skinned beauties can find a best friend in petitgrain oil. It fights and prevents the occurrence of acne and pimples, without compromising on the moisture and oil balance of the skin. It is perfect for summers when oily skin woes escalate and some nourishment is needed. Mix petitgrain essential oil with a lightweight carrier oil like sandalwood and massage it onto your skin for some time before washing off. A regular usage will reduce acne and prevent scars.
3. Natural Deodorant:
Instead of slathering toxic chemicals up your arm pit, use petitgrain essential oil as a natural deodorant. The woody and slightly floral fragrance of petitgrain leave no trace of body odour. It prevents microbial growth due to sweat accumulation, so your odour issues are not just masked, but are completely eliminated.
4. A Cure for Depression:
Battling with stress and anxiety? The calming properties of petitgrain oil help to soothe your senses, relaxing you with its aroma. It is a lifesaver for those who suffer from panic attacks, get stressed out easily and tend to have a nervous breakdown. Just a few drops of this oil will help to calm you down and feel positive.
5. As a Body Massage Oil:
Ayurveda makes use of petitgrain oil for a relaxing massage. Mix it with coconut oil and massage with firm hands. This massage is best suited for back, hands, legs and feet. If you are very tired and have an aching body, a massage with petitgrain oil will leave you feeling more energetic and pain-free in no time.
6. Effective Antispasmodic Agent:
We all have been victims of relentless chronic cough, muscular cramps, intestinal cramps and convulsions. Most of these conditions are spasmodic in nature. Spasms are involuntary contractions of muscles, tissues and nerves that are often excessive and exceedingly uncomfortable and painful. Petitgrain oil is a wonder ingredient for such cases. It is an effective antispasmodic ingredient that helps to control and ease such symptoms.
7. Insomnia Treatment:
If you are an insomniac and are on a high dosage of sleeping pills, it’s the time to try petitgrain oil. Petitgrain oil induces calmness, reduces anxiety, and thus lulls you to sleep. If you have difficulty falling asleep, place an aromatic oil diffuser with petitgrain oil in your room or pour a couple of drops of this oil in your pillow. You will fall asleep in no time.
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