Botanical Name: Litsae cubeba
Plant Part: Fruit
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Description: Litsea Cubeba is a small plant found in tropical areas. The leaves are typically a vibrant green with a pleasant, lemon like smell. It produces small, pepper-like fruits from which the essential oil is extracted.
Color: Pale yellow to yellow transparent liquid.
Aromatic Fragrance: Litsea cubeba Essential Oil has a crisp, citrus smell. It has been compared to lemongrass and lemon verbena. It is considered sweeter and softer than lemongrass.
Aromatic Strength: Medium
Common Applications: Also known as May Chang, Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil is most valued for its calming and anti-inflammatory properties. Other therapeutic properties include being astringent, antiseptic, insecticide, hypotensive, stimulant and tonic.
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Storage Directions: Essential Oils should be stored in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Essential Oils should be stored in colored glass, the most common storage method being used today are Boston Round Bottles in the amber tint.
Blends Well With: Basil, Bergamot, Geranium (all), Ginger, Jasmine (all), Rose (all), Rosemary (all), Rosewood and Ylang-Ylang.
Cautions: Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil is possible skin irritant. Avoid use during pregnancy.