Litsea cubeba Pers. a/k/a May Chang, Litsea citrata and tropical verbena, steam distilled fruit, China. Despite these names, it is not related to lemon verbena but belongs to the same family as the rosewood or cinnamon tree. Sweet, spicy and citrus fragrance with vegetative notes. It is antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, insecticide, calming and sedative. Very uplifting and stimulating. It is a known tonic to the heart and respiratory system. May be helpful in cases of bronchitis and asthma. Used as an insect repellent. Blends well with lavender, neroli, and verbena.
Flash point: 160F. UN #3082, this product cannot ship via air/ocean, Class 9, Pkg. Grp. III.
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 (15 Reviews)
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Reviewer: Thomas Anerine (Garfield, NJ) 4.1.2018
My Favorite Smell.
I saw this getting an honorable mention at the end of a top 10 list. In my book, it's in the top 3. I rely on this stuff too much. I have to force myself to stay away from it so I can learn how to make new kinds of blends. Everybody who smells it in my soaps loves it. Smells a little bit like lemon, but has a certain additional sweetness. You can't get enough of the smell.
Reviewer: rachel merry (lorain, OH) 3.29.2017
Master of Cover
I agree with other reviewers on this essential oil providing staying power for other citrus oils, but the true reason this one shines so bright is how well it covers or blends with other less desirable scents. Carrot seed oil is a very strong, full scent in creams. No matter how little is used, you will smell it. Until Litsea! I added this in and voila!- no more waxy carrot smell. If you're looking for something to cover or pair for a better scent, do give this a try. It's my new EVERYTHING oil.
Reviewer: AMANDA MARTINEZ (EL PASO, TX) 2.17.2017
if you like citronella, or lemongrass this is just like them except it is slightly more lemony fruity. It smells very good on its own and Mixed with verbena fragrance oil. wish i had bought a bigger bottle.
Reviewer: Joanna Terry (Inwood, WV) 2.13.2017
Clean and fresh scent
Litsea smells great on its own so fresh and lemony. But for me it's most useful as an anchor for citrus blends. It's also great for non-citrus blends to add a bright, fresh note. It's been fun trying to blend with other essential oils. I haven't found a essential oil that Litsea didn't pair well with!
Reviewer: kathryn hanks (louisa, VA) 5.31.2016
Great anchor for CP soap
Like many others, I primarily use this as an anchor in CP soap. It's a great way to get that citrus scent to stay in your soap at a good price. Ends up saving you money because it cuts down the amount of "flighty" citrus oils you must use in your recipe.
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