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Litsea Cubeba (U.S.A.)
Essential Oil

Botanical Name:

Litsea cubeba

Plant Part:


Extraction Method:

Steam Distillation

Country of Origin:


Specific Gravity @ 20 °C:



160 ˚F

Description: Litsea cubeba are small plants found in tropical areas. The leaves are typically a vibrant green with a pleasant, lemon-like smell. It produces small, pepper-like fruits from which the essential oil is extracted. This Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil has a 75% minimum Citral content.

Color & Consistency: Light yellow to light brown.

Strength of Aroma: Medium.

Common Uses: Litsea cubeba is most valued for its calming and anti-inflammatory properties. Other therapeutic uses often found with litsea cubeba include as an astringent, antiseptic, insecticide, hypotensive, stimulant, for acne, indigestion and tonic.

Note: Top.

Litsea Cubeba

Blends with: Basil, Bergamot, Geranium, Ginger, Rose (all), Rosemary, Rosewood and Ylang-Ylang.

Aromatic Scent: Sweet Litsea cubeba essential oil has a crisp, citrus smell, with a complex lemony aroma. It has been compared to lemongrass and lemon verbena. It is considered sweeter and softer than lemongrass and a possible fragrance alternative to the costly lemon verbena, though it should be used as an alternative in terms of therapeutic potential.

History: Litsea cubeba essential oil has been used historically in both Japan and Taiwan. It is very useful as a scent-anchor for holding more elusive citrus essential oils in blends.

Cautions: Possible skin irritant.

Packaged in Amber Glass.

Available from Stock.

Litsea Cubeba (U.S.A.) Essential Oil 7621-0013

Litsea Cubeba U.S.A. (1 Oz.) 7621-0413$3.11
Litsea Cubeba U.S.A. (4 Oz.) 7621-0613$8.30
Litsea Cubeba U.S.A. (8 Oz.) 7621-0713$12.76
Litsea Cubeba U.S.A. (16 Oz.) 7621-0813$19.63
Litsea Cubeba U.S.A. (32 Oz.) 7621-0913$34.90
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