Plant part used
Small, pepper-like fruit
Place of origin
China, Indonesia, Taiwan
An evergreen tree or shrub 5–12 meters high in the family Lauraceae.
Method of extraction
Often used in air fresheners and toiletries. It replaces synthetic citral in many fragrances.
Blends well with
Basil, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium, Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang and all citrus oils.
Mind & Spirit – Uplifts and refreshes. This essential oil is calming and rejuvenating, especially during times of emotional fatigue and may help promote optimism and regaining a positive outlook.
Body – Very effective deodorant that helps to reduce excess perspiration, so added to a lotion it can be used to make an all-over body lotion.
Skin & Hair – Use it in skin care for its mild astringent properties which can be helpful with acne and oily skin.