Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil


Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil


100% Pure Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil

Botanical Name: litsea cubeba

Litsea Cubeba, a citrus plant native to China, is also known as May Chang.

This oil is very heavily used in the fragrance industry to create perfumes to mimic violet-like fragrances. In the raw chemical industry, Litsea Cubeba is also used to synthesize Vitamin A.

Uses of Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil
  • Great oil to use to scent bar soap and body washes
  • Great addition to any blend of citrus oils as a sharp top note
  • Because of this oil's clean smell, diffuse in your home while cleaning.
  • Add to the basin in your toilet for a long lasting clean.
  • Add a few drops to your dishwasher before washing a load to enhance the cleaning properties.
  • Has been known to help with symptoms of seasonal depression.
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History and Background

Litsea Cubeba has been used for centuries for its many properties including its cleansing and purifying properties. A very widely used oil, Litsea Cubeba is popular in Chinese medicine.

Physical Description

Clear with yellow tint

Aromatic Description

Litea Cubeba has a very strong citrus scent similar to Lime, but sweeter.

Biological Makeup and Components

Citral, limonene, miycrene, methyl hepetone, linalol, linyl acetate

Extraction Technique

Steam Distilled from fruit.

Information for Aromatherapists

Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil is a top note and blends well with other citrus oils, Basil, Bay, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Coriander, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper, Marjoram, Orange, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Thyme, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang.

Our Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers or carrier oils.

  • Do not apply undiluted to the skin.
  • Any person with a history of plant or food allergies should read ingredients before using.
  • For external use only. Do not ingest.
  • If you are pregnant, epileptic, have cancer, have liver issues, or any other serious illness, we strongly suggest you consult a medical professional prior to using this essential oil.
  • Always keep essential oils out of reach of children.
  • Keep this oil tightly closed and in room temperature or cooler spot.
Additional Safety Information


All of our essential oils are 100% natural and free of any chemicals, pesticides and synthetic perfumes.

These products are NOT intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. This information is NOT a substitute for professional medical treatment or consultation. Prior to using essential oils, Source Vitál always recommends consulting your medical professional if you are pregnant, epileptic, have cancer, have liver issues, or any other serious illness. Do NOT ingest essential oils internally or apply undiluted oils onto the skin without consultation from an experienced and trained aromatherapist or aromatherapy practitioner. Always consult an aromatherapist before using essential oils for babies and children.

Keep all oils tightly closed and cool. Always keep out of reach of children.

The information provided on this web site is compiled from common knowledge and is intended for your general knowledge only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.