Litsea cubeba essential oil

NZ $10.00

100% pure


Essential Oils: J - O


Litsea cubeba essential oil


Litsea cubeba






Deep lemon

Plant part used


Extraction method

Steam distillation






Oil and alcohol

Usage rate

Skincare : 0.1 - 1%
Soapmaking: 1 - 3 %



Blends well with

Basil, bergamot, geranium, jasmine, rose, rosemary, rosewood, ylang ylang



Palm oil


Animal tested



Description: Litsea cubeba are small plants found in tropical areas. The leaves are a vibrant green with a very pleasant lemon-like smell.

Strength of aroma: medium

Common uses

Aromatherapy: Litsea cubeba essential oil has a refreshing, citrusy scent that is often used in aromatherapy to uplift mood and promote a sense of relaxation. Inhaling the aroma of this oil may help reduce stress, anxiety, and mental fatigue.

Air freshener: The pleasant and invigorating scent of litsea cubeba oil makes it a popular choice for creating natural air fresheners, room sprays, and diffuser blends. Its aroma can help eliminate odours and create a clean and pleasant atmosphere in your living spaces.

Cleaning: The potential antimicrobial properties of litsea cubeba oil make it a potential ingredient for natural cleaning products. It can be added to homemade cleaning solutions to help disinfect surfaces and maintain a clean environment.

Insect repellent: Litsea cubeba oil is believed to have insect-repelling properties. It may be used in DIY insect repellent sprays or candles to deter insects like mosquitoes and flies.

Crafting and DIY projects: The pleasant aroma of Litsea cubeba oil can be incorporated into various crafting projects, such as making scented candles, bath bombs, potpourri, and homemade beauty products.

Sensory stimulation: Aromas can have a significant impact on our sensory experiences. Litsea cubeba essential oil's vibrant scent can contribute to a positive sensory environment and improve the overall ambiance.

Massage and relaxation: When diluted appropriately, litsea cubeba oil can be used in massage oils to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension, and create a calming experience.

Safety data: Very potent and not to be used on sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.

Packaging - See our blog on our commitment to sustainable packaging.
Our essential oils come in amber glass bottles with dripulator caps:
5ml and 20ml with an 18 neck dripulator cap, either white or black, depending on stock availability.
30ml, 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, with a 28 neck white dripulator cap (except for oils that are too thick for a dripulator, which have a black open pour cap).
500g and 1kg options come in an aluminium bottle; 5L comes in a plastic jerrycan.
If you need precise drops for your products we suggest you buy our 5ml or 20ml dropper bottles and transfer the oils or buy our disposable or glass pipettes

Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

General safety information: Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.



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