Product Spotlight: Litsea

The Source Plant

For hundreds of years, Litsea, a plant native to East Asia, has been used by the indigenous people of Taiwan in traditional health practices. It is also known by the name “mountain pepper” in Mandarin,the plant’s small berries resemble peppercorns and are harvested from July through September.  Like Manuka oil, Litsea oil’s source plant is a tree; it bears pale lemon-scented flowers and small fruits that look like little peppers, hence the nickname. While the fruit is steamed distilled for Litsea essential oil, the timber is sometimes used for furniture or construction. Sweet and soothing, bright and lemony-fresh, inhale straight from the bottle for a quick pick-me-up.


Uses and Benefits

  • Use it in a diffuser to help create a relaxing and cheerful atmosphere
  • Include Litsea in a bath or massage oil to liven up your day.
  • For a refreshing boost, add it to DIY soaps and lotions.


Aromatic pairing

Combine Litsea with complementary oils such as Lavender, Sandalwood, or Frankincense for a balancing, tranquil aroma. 



Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. 


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