Litsea Cubeba, ext.

INCI: Litsea Cubeba Oil

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CAS No. 90063-59-5

EC No. 943-438-6

REACH No. 01-2120118332-70-XXXX


Khush Ingredients are very pleased to introduce Litsea Cubeba oil into our range of stock products in the UK. Our oil is received from our Chinese partner from the province of Yunnan, who has REACH registration enabling us to import and supply in quantities up to 10 tonnes.

Litsea Cubeba is a perennial, dioecious tree or shrub, widespread in areas of southern China. The oil is known in Chinese as May Chang translated as Oil of Tranquility, made from the plant fruit, leaves and flowers. We think that it smells very citrussy and pleasant with a bit of spice.  

Chemically the essential oil is the main source for extracting natural citral, so we can also offer natural citral (>96% citral) ex-litsea cubeba. Khush Ingredients is REACH registered for this in the UK and Netherlands. 

Litsea is similar to Melissa oil. Other citral sources we offer are the amazingly high level of citral (and its many isomers) naturally occurring in our lemon myrtle oil, the unusual and exotic lemon scented tea tree (which is nothing like tea tree) and one of our largest sellers, lemongrass oil. Melissa and Lemongrass are also available as organic oils.


This product is supplied in 180kg metal drum containers or 5kg and 25kg plastic drums (HDPE) or 1kg aluminium bottles.


This ingredient is produced exclusively for Khush Ingredients in China. Main harvest periods are highlighted in bold.

Shelf Life:

36 months when stored within advised conditions, re-test every 12 months thereafter for a possible 24 months. 

Sample Requests:

All of our oils are available as samples, enabling you to see for yourself how they vary and what suits your use best. For sample requests, please email us at:

We regret that we can only sample bona-fide companies. If you are a smaller entity, then you are welcome to visit our Oxfordshire laboratory to see our oils first hand. For any furhter questions please do call us on: (+44) 1993 882883.

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