Petitgrain Bigarade Oil
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Petitgrain bigarade oil is obtained by steam-distillation of the leaves, or of the leaves, young branches and immature fruits of the bitter orange tree. Petitgrain bigarade oil is a pale yellow to amber yellow clear mobile liquid with a slight blue fluorescence, which has a fresh ethereal, slightly orange and green odor. In petitgrain bigarade oils from various origins, over 157 chemicals have been identified. A full literature review of the qualitative and quantitative composition of commercial and non-commercial petitgrain bigarade oils of various origins, their chemotypes and with data from the ISO standard, has been published in 2016. Contact allergy to allergic contact dermatitis from petitgrain bigarade oil has been reported in four publications only. Two published case reports both describe occupational contact dermatitis from petitgrain bigarade oil. Two hundred dermatitis patients from Poland were tested with petitgrain bigarade oil 2% in petrolatum and one (0.5%) reacted.