Hero BotanicalWhy We Love Litsea Cubeba

Why We Love Litsea Cubeba

If there were a scent more lemony than lemon itself, it would be Litsea cubeba. If you haven’t had the joy of experiencing this beautiful scent note yet, here’s a reference point – think lemongrass, only less earthy, more refined and sweeter with floral undertones.

Refreshing and uplifting, whether you’re after a natural fragrance to boost your mood, spring clean your space or your mind — Litsea cubeba is a scent note worth knowing.

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Litsea’s fragrance has beautiful wellbeing benefits. Referred to as the ‘Oil of Tranquillity’, it promotes relaxation of both body and mind. Just as uplifting as it is calming, the fragrance delivers a burst of positive energy. Spatially it can be used as you would the scent of sage to clear your space energetically to promote a fresh start. Mentally, it supports sharper focus and clarity of mind. We love using this revitalising scent to boost creativity and invite new ideas!


Also known as May Chang, this delightful scent note has a long history in Asian medicine and globally in aromatherapy. Though it features beautifully in various fragrance blends, it’s still not a super common addition in modern commercial fragrance, and for this, we’re drawn to it even more.


Litsea cubeba’s refreshing fragrance and strong antibacterial and antiseptic qualities make it a top consideration for natural household cleaning sprays and fresheners. In natural fragrance, we love it paired with lavender, rose, orange, neroli and petitgrain — all beautiful compliments to Litsea’s uplifting sense of calm.

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“Your fragrance is your message, your scented slogan”
– Maurice Roucel

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