Litsea Cubeba Essential oil, China

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Name:   Litsea Cubeba oil, China

Species:  Litsea cubeba fruit oil

Plant Part:  Fruit

Extraction Method:  Steam Distilled

Country of Origin:  China

Colour:  Pale Yellow

Note:  Top

Strength of Aroma:  Strong


Aromatic Description:  Citrusy like scent that compliments other citrus oils.


Blends well with:  All citrus oils, Basil, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium, Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Rosewood, and Ylang-Ylang.


Safety precautions:   Possible skin irritant.


Common UsesLitsea Cubeba helps anchor citrus essential oils to soap for a longer lasting more intense scent throw. Add .1% or so to your EO Blend.


Other information:  Litsea Cubeba oil, China, is also known as May Chang. A member of the Laurel family, the small tree is common throughout Asia. Although its fragrant properties were widely known for centuries, it wasn't steam distilled until about 60 years ago. Since then it has become popular and is sometimes used in place of Lemongrass. Lemongrass occasionally has an unfavorable methyl heptenone note not present in Litsea Cubeba. However, the sweet lemony high notes are virtually the same. For this reason it may be that Litsea Cubeba is preferable to Lemongrass. The price difference is negligible and the citral content is virtually the same.


Class: Aldehyde 


CAS#:  68855-99-2

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