Tips for use:
- Take internally to support immune, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous and musculoskeletal health.*
- Diffuse to create an atmosphere of fresh, clear 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, Southern China, and Southeast Asia. Litsea is also called “mountain pepper”. It is considered a spicy spice and is often used in the native cuisine of Taiwan. The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of 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. The main chemical component 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 component of Litsea is Limonene which is known for its beneficial properties. Limonene may support healthy functioning of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, immune, cells and nervous systems.* Experimental research suggests that Litsea has cleansing properties and may support antioxidants.*
How do you use Litsea Essential Oil?
doTERRA litsea oil can be used externally, aromatically and internally. To take advantage of its many health benefits, take a few drops of litsea oil in a vegetable capsule. You can also use it in your kitchen. It can bring a new delicious taste to an old favorite recipe.
Aromatically and externally, litsea oil pairs well with the deep, rich aromas of oils such as Sandalwood, Incense en Vetiver. It also works well with flowers like Ylang Ylang, Rose, lavender en Geranium. You can create a new personal scent or diffuser mix. Use Litsea as part of a calming, relaxing massage to soothe the muscles and create a rejuvenating, uplifting, refreshing atmosphere for your mood.
Litsea's natural cleansing properties make it a great addition to a natural surface cleanser or even to your skincare routine. It can be added to a facial cleanser to help promote a clear, healthy-looking complexion.
What does Litsea oil smell like?
Although Litsea is not a citrus fruit, it has a distinct citrusy aroma. Sweet, fruity and fresh, the scent of Litsea is often compared to that of lemons.
doTERRA Litsea Essential Oil (15ml)
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Litsea, also known as May Chang, is a refreshing, rejuvenating essential oil with a lemony aroma. Litsea has long been used by the indigenous people of Taiwan and offers a variety of health benefits.
plant part: Fruit
Extraction method: Steam distillation
Aromatic Description: Citrus, sweet, fruity
Main chemical constituents: Geranial, Neral, Limonene
Diffusion: Use three to four drops in an atomizer of your choice.
Internal Use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. liquid.
Topical use: Apply one to two drops to the desired area.
Dilute with a carrier oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
See additional precautions below.
Possible skin hypersensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing or under doctor's care, consult your doctor. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears and sensitive areas.