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    Botanical Name: Litsea citrata

    Plant Part: Fruit

    Country of Origin: China

    Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation

    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.

    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    5/5 Stars out of 15 Reviews
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    My Favorite Smell.
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Thomas Anerine (Garfield, NJ, US) | April 1st, 2018
    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.
    Master of Cover
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    rachel merry (lorain, OH, US) | March 29th, 2017
    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.
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    AMANDA MARTINEZ (EL PASO, TX, US) | February 17th, 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.
    Clean and fresh scent
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Joanna Terry (Inwood, WV, US) | February 13th, 2017
    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!
    Great anchor for CP soap
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    kathryn hanks (louisa, VA, US) | May 31st, 2016
    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.
    Great Fixative
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Jena Milakovic Milakovic (Camp Hill, PA, US) | May 17th, 2015
    Litsea is also a great fixative for flighty citrus oils in CP soap. As it's already citrusy smelling, you can combine it with your citrus EOs before adding to the rest of your EOs. It really kept the lime in my cedar-lime salt bar. Cost-effective as well.
    Fresh, citrus smell EO.
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Iryna Davis (Frederick, MD, US) | April 24th, 2015
    Crisp citrus scent, close to lemon with a lemongrass undertone. Holds well in CP soap. Lovely on its own & blends well with many other essential oils, great price and quality.
    A Must Have
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Donna Hincks (Baton Rouge, LA, US) | February 13th, 2015
    I use litsea cubeba to anchor scents, straight, and mixed with lavender and tea tree. It's a staple that I have on-hand at all times. The versatility is a big plus. I like the lemon-like smell better than actual lemon in my blends and find that the litsea lasts quite a bit longer. It is a great addition to most citrus scents and many herbal (mint, rosemary, etc).
    Really good
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Beth A Hill (Bristol, TN, US) | January 15th, 2015
    I did some research on oils to use in a citrus blend for CP soap that would have some staying power. Enter litsea. It's a top note but can help fix other citrus. It's limey with a hint of lemon perhaps and some wood notes. I use it in a blend to help make lemongrass less grassy and more like citrus. Coriander is nice as well, hints of without being citrus and therefore easily dissipated. Yummy, so glad to have discovered it.
    A must for citrus cold pressed soap
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    Beverly Gatewood (Miami, FL, US) | November 4th, 2014
    Litsea cubeba is a new essential oil for me. I have had problems in the past keeping citrus scents in my cold pressed soap. I have read that adding litsea cubeba to the batch will fix the citrus oils. I tried it and was so excited that my soaps kept the aroma, complimented by the beautiful aroma of Litsea cubeba. I am going to be incorporating this oil in other products I may have usually used lemon grass.
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