This weeks’ Oil Spotlight is the beautiful Litsea.
This lemon-like essential oil has many surface cleansing properties, due to its similarities with many of our other citrus oils. When diffused, Litsea essential oil can have strong rejuvenating effects, bringing a fresh energy to your day! It’s clean, sweet, fresh scent is uplifting and helps clear your mind and rejuvenate your energy
Litsea Cubeba is a tree that is native to the Southern region of China, as well as the tropical areas of Southeast Asia such as Indonesia and Taiwan, but varieties of the plant have also been found as far as Australia and South Africa. This oil is obtained from the small pepper-like fruits which are found on the tree.
Here are some great ways to use it, check them out below:
1. For the Face
A great way to use the Litsea Essential Oil is to help with acne prone or oily skin. This blend can help maintain a healthy microbiome on the skin and further prevent breakouts. There are great properties in this oil which help even those who sweat a lot, by reducing the bacteria in sweat which leads to bad smells.
Other than this blend, you can also add a couple of drops to your body lotion and let it work that way.
2. For the Body
For those who perhaps suffer from an unsettled stomach, why not try this blend? By massaging it on your stomach the Litsea Oil can help when added to a fragrance free moisturising cream.
Others have also used this oil to help when cleaning! Because Litsea has some good disinfectant qualities, it can be used as an efficient, all natural cleaner.
Not only does this help with cleaning around the house and eliminates the use of harsh chemicals, it also smells good!
4. Diffusing the oil
Another way we can use Litsea is to help the body. For those who are often stressed or emotional, use this oil to help stop those negative feelings. Litsea Cubeba scent helps with the nervous system and has a positive effect on your body and mood. What a great way to start the day, or finish it!
5. Why not make a soap?
Another fantastic way we can use the Litsea Essential Oil is in the form of a soap! The strong and sweet aroma of the oil is what makes it a popular choice when it comes to making soaps, or even candles! This is a luscious lemon lavender soap recipe we have found and one we think might be worth trying, for those who enjoy making soaps! Enjoy =)
I hope you enjoy using this oil just as much as i do!
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