Uplifting and relaxing
Litsea cubeba has a sweet, lemony aroma which has an uplifting effect and promotes relaxation. It is used in perfumery flavorings and aromatherapy.
Litsea cubeba oil is extracted from the May Chang tree, native to China. It is a small evergreen tree belonging to the Lauraceae plant family. The oil is extracted from the small pepper-like fruits by steam distillation, it is pale yellow and has a sweet, lemony aroma, similar to lemongrass.
Blending well with citrus oils, rosemary and lavendin the main constituent of Litsea cubeba oil is citral, making up approximately 85% of the oil.