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Name: Litsea Cubeba

Botanical Name: Litsea cubeba

Main Constituents: Citral: 68%

Origin: China

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Part of Plant: Fruit

Description & Colour: Pale yellow to yellow liquid, thin consistency

Aromatic Summary: Most similar to Melissa, Litsea Cubeba is sweet and citrusy. Also compared to Lemongrass, without the musty notes and sweeter

Flashpoint: 54.44°C

Storage:  Transfer out of any metal and shipping containers (used for safe shipping), keep in dark glass container

Safety Notes: For external use only; dilute before use. May cause skin irritations, a skin test is recommended prior to use, avoid contact with eyes. Avoid during pregnancy

Usage: Antiseptic, deodorant, digestive, disinfectant, sedative, stomachic. Skincare (acne, dermatitis, insect repellant), nervous system (tension, stress, high-blood pressure)

Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Geranium, Jasmine, Rose, Rosemary, Rosewood and Ylang-ylang.

Litsea cubeba is a small fruit shaped like peppers that grow on a on a tropical tree with lemon-grass scented leaves and flowers. The root and stem are also used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a multitude of ailments like lower back pain, muscle aches and headaches.

This information is for education purposes only and in no way is meant to serve as medical or professional advice. We are not responsible for any products made using these oils or the outcome of any application thereof. As always, we recommend testing all products.