Botanical Name: Litsea cubeba
Plant Part: Roots and Stems
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
Product Description: Litsea cubeba is an evergreen tree or shrub in the Lauraceae family that grows to 5–12 meters in height. It is native to parts of Southeast Asia. The leaves are typically a vibrant green, and the whole plant has a pleasant, lemony smell. Citral is often used in cosmetics and cleaning products.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided, and it should be avoided by those with glaucoma.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.