doTERRA Litsea essential oil (15ml)


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Tips for use:

  • Take internally to support a healthy immune system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, nervous system and musculoskeletal system.
  • Scattered to create an atmosphere with fresh, bright energy.
  • Use to flavor meat dishes and other appetizers.
  • Combine it with a base oil and massage your muscles after a hard workout or tiring day.
  • Add a drop to your facial cleanser or moisturizer for a sweet, uplifting scent and to reduce the appearance of blemishes.

What is Litsea Essential Oil?

Litsea is an evergreen tree or shrub commonly found in Japan, Taiwan, South China and Southeast Asia. Litsea is also called “mountain pepper”. It is considered a spicy condiment and is often used in the native cuisine of Taiwan. The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation from the fresh ripe fruits of the Litsea tree. Litsea essential oil is also often called May Chang oil.

What is Litsea oil used for?

Litsea essential oil offers many powerful health benefits when taken internally. Its main chemical constituent is citral, which is actually made up of geranial and neral together. Citral can support healthy cellular function, immune system health, and nervous system function.* It also helps calm and soothe muscles.*

The other primary chemical constituent of litsea is Limonene, which is known for its beneficial properties. Limonene may support healthy functioning of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, immune, cellular and nervous systems.* Experimental research suggests that litsea has cleansing properties and may support antioxidants.*

How to use Litsea Essential Oil?

doTERRA litsea oil can be used externally, aromatically and internally. To take advantage of its many health benefits, you can take a few drops of litsea oil in a vegetable capsule. You can also use it in your kitchen. It can add a new delicious flavor to an old favorite recipe.

Aromatically and externally, litsea oil blends well with the deep, rich aromas of oils like Sandalwood, Frankincense and Vetiver. It also works well with flowers like Ylang Ylang, Rose, Lavender and Geranium. You can create a new personal fragrance or diffuser mix. Use litsea as part of a soothing, relaxing massage to calm the muscles and create a rejuvenating, refreshing atmosphere for your mood.

Litsea’s natural cleansing properties make it a great addition to a natural surface cleaner or even to your skincare routine. It can be added to a facial cleanser to help promote a clear, healthy-looking complexion.

How does Litsea oil smell?

Although Litsea is not a citrus fruit, it has a distinct citrus-like aroma. Sweet, fruity and fresh, the scent of Litsea is often compared to that of lemons.