Litsea Essential Oil

£6.15 £11.19 inc VAT

Distilled from the fruits, Litsea has an intense lemony, fresh, fruity odour. Litsea is deodorant and may help to maintain a healthy digestive system.



Litsea | Latin Name: Litsea Cubeba | Family: Lauraceae | Extraction: Distillation | Plant Part: Fruit

This Essential Oil is a pale yellow oil with an intense lemony, fresh, fruity odour that is less aggressive than lemongrass.

It is a small tropical tree with fragrant lemongrass-scented flowers and leaves.  The small fruits are shaped like peppers or lanterns from which the name Cubeba was derived. Native to East Asia, cultivated in Taiwan and Japan. China is the main producer of oil. Despite its folk names, this plant is not related to the lemon verbena. It belongs to the same family as the Laurel tree, Rosewood and Cinnamon.


Blends well with Basil, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Orange, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Rosewood and Ylang Ylang.

Litsea is a TOP note – Essential Oil Notes & Odours


Antiseptic, deodorant, digestive, disinfectant, insecticidal, sedative and stomachic. Litsea is used to treat acne, dermatitis, greasy skin and spots.  Also arrhythmia, high blood pressure, nervous tension and stress.

Essential Oil Properties & Meanings

Herbal & Folk Tradition

In Chinese medicine, it is used to treat dysmenorrhoea, indigestion, low back pain, headaches, chills, and travel sickness.  Recent research shows that it may be useful for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmia.

Safety Data & MSDS

Slightly sensitising if used neat on the skin over a period of time.  Otherwise, there are no contra-indications.  Litsea is used as a fragrance component in air fresheners, colognes and perfumes.

Aldehydes (citral)

Litsea MSDS
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