Aroma: Intensely sweet and lemony
Latin Name: Litsea cubeba
Country of Origin: China
Cultivation Method: Conventionally grown
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Extracted From: Fruits
Color: Pale yellow
Perfumery Note: Middle / Top
Aromatherapy Properties: Strong, bright, and stimulating. Its aroma inspires and brings fresh energy.
Suggested Use: The lemony scent of Litsea cubeba clears the mind and uplifts mood. Its potent aroma can be used to help deodorize a room. Very heavily diluted, it can have benefits to a variety of skin conditions. Its astringent qualities may be beneficial to oil skin. Dilute to 0.5%, which equals about 3 drops of essential oil per ounce of carrier oil. Dilute more heavily with sensitive skin.
History: Litsea cubeba oil has been used since ancient times, as an herbal Chinese medicine for muscle aches and indigestion. It has also long been used in Ayurvedic medicine to expel negative energy. Today, it is widely used in the perfume and soap industry for its potent lemon-scented aroma.
Specific Safety Information: Not for internal use. Dilute heavily with topical use. Not for use during pregnancy, breastfeeding, with young children, and with certain health conditions. Contact your doctor if you have any questions before use.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure a disease.