The sweet, lemony and refreshing aroma of the litsea cubeba oil uplifts the mind and promotes relaxation and inner balance.
The Litsea cubeba, or May Chang tree, is a small evergreen tree native to China and belonging to the laurel (Lauraceae) plant family. The oil is extracted by steam distillation from its round, berry-like fruits.
Citral makes up approximately 80% of the oil, it is a fragrant compound with a fresh lemon peel scent, close to lemongrass. The oil is often used in skincare for its antiseptic, toning, and astringent properties that help balance the skin’s sebum production.
Lush purchase litsea cubeba oil from a producer in China.