Litsea cubeba essential oil - Litsea cubeba
The harvesting season of the berries of litsea cubeba trees in China takes place in a very short period of time (three weeks during August-September). The trees are grown in mountainous regions and poor weather conditions can sometimes greatly affect the harvest. The oil is a major source of citral with a content of around 85%.
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CategoryEssential Oils and Extracts
Harvest PeriodJuly - Sept
Natural StatusEU Natural
Organoleptic Descriptorssweet, fresh, green, lemon, grassy, citral
Common Applicationsapple, bergamot, lemon, herbal, spring rain, grass, mimosa
AppearancePale yellow to yellow liquid
Optical Rotation-1.0 to +10.0
Refractive Index @20℃1.4800 - 1.4870
Specific Gravity @20℃0.880 - 0.895
Flash Point ℃65°C
Shelf Life (months)12
Storage RecommendationsSealed containers in a cool dark place. Check quality before use.