Petitgrain, Combava Essential Oil
Petitgrain, Combava Essential Oil

Petitgrain, Combava Essential Oil

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Combava Petitgrain Essential Oil is a refreshingly zesty citrus for creative and culinary adventurists. This Kaffir Lime essence is extensively used to lend dynamic dishes a burst of aromatic flavor. A favorite of natural perfumers, Combava Petitgrain offers tangy pops of citrus notes to enliven emotions and energize the mind.

Botanical Name: Citrus hystrix
Botanical Family: Rutaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Twigs and leaves
Country of Origin: Madagascar
Cultivation Method: Wild crafted
Composition: 100% Citrus hystrix
Consistency: Thin
Scent Description: Lemon-lime leaps above fresh citrus greenery while thick, woody base notes twirl against the forest floor. Crisp and tangy – Lemongrass and Petitgrain on a first date.
Blends well with: Rose Otto, Ylang, Palmarosa, Sweet Thyme, Cypress, Juniper, Cumin, Cardamom, Coriander, Fir, Spruce, Lemon, Bergamot, Inula, Patchouli, Vetiver, Lime, Blue Tansy, Chamomile, Vanilla, Frankincense, and Marjoram.
Uses: Diffuse to invigorate an environment and refresh respiration; beautiful to blend in massage oils for muscles or soothing skin serums for acne; a few drops in the bath soothes the psyche; let Combava love your lungs by inhaling in our Salt Pipe; enjoy its enlivening effects in pure perfumes.
Constituents: Citronellal

Combava Petitgrain Essential Oil, also known as Kaffir Lime Petitgrain, is a delectable darling of aromatic distillations. This rare gem is steam distilled from the twigs and leaves of the fragrant Kaffir Lime plant. This sparkling citrus essence is lusciously uplifting with tangy lemon-lime notes that soar above a rich, woodsy forest floor. It is both stimulating and calming, which helps to ground frazzled energy and elevate a sluggish spirit. Our Combava Petitgrain is full of cheer and is a delight to use in soothing blends or diffuse to invigorate an atmosphere.

Combava Petitgrain is distilled from the twigs and leaves of the Makrut Lime bush. This distinctive plant is known for its double leaves, long stalks, and green, lime-like fruit that seem to magically transform into lemons upon ripening. 

While this essence is often used to flavor Asian dishes and create refreshing room sprays and blends, it is more potent and powerful than a mere aromatic. That is because it is brimming with the botanical component citronellal, a unique constituent that offers many botanical benefit, such as used to deodorize and keep insects at bay. Any given batch of our steam distilled Combava Petitgrain can contain up to 80% citronellal – which is more than citronella oil contains!

“Constituents; variable; l-citronellal (60-82%), citronellol (10-14%), d-limonene (up to 6%), citronellyl acetate, iso-pulegol, sabinene, linalool (traces to 5%), ß -pinene ß -myrcene and y-terpinene (up to 2%); it is more often the d-isomer of citronellal that is found in lemon-scented essential oils such as citronella (Cymbopogon nardus) and lemon-scented eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora); it is not clear whether tin this instance chirality impacts on therapeutic actions… Indications: musculoskeletal (pain, inflammation, tension), antimicrobial (respiratory pathogens), skin (acne), psyche (stress, tension, insomnia).”
~ Jennifer Peace Rhind, Aromatherapeutic Blending: Essential Oils in Synergy

“Anti-infectious, antiseptic, liver decongestant, neurotonic with hormone-like properties, and very calming. Indicated for liver congestion and insufficiencies of the ovaries and testicles. Combava leaf oil is an anti-inflammatory and is a sedative indicated for anxiety, stress, agitation and insomnia.”
~ Jeanne Rose, 375 Essential Oils and Hydrosols