Lippia javanica – Essential Oil


Pure essential oil, indigenous to South Africa. Steam distilled. Organically grown, locally sourced.

Common names: lemon bush, fever tea (English); inzinziniba (Xhosa); umsuzwane, umswazi (Zulu); koorsbossie, beukesbossie, lemoenbossie (Afrikaans).

Botanical name: Lippia javanica

Amber glass bottle with recyclable plastic cap and dropper.10ml




Essential Oil Summary

Plant Summary

Indigenous to South Africa, the Lemon Bush is rich in volatile oils. The essential oil is highly desirable in the perfume industry, but is also admired for her decongestant, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory abilities.

If you are looking for a natural mosquito repellent, studies have shown the Lemon Bush extract to be the most potent repellent.

Creating with Essential Oils

Essential oils are also known as volatile oils. Essential oils are extracted from aromatic plants by steam distillation, resulting in a very concentrated herbal preparation. Essential oils are not safe to ingest but can be safely used in diffusers or topical first-aid and for cosmetic preparations like creams, shampoos, massage oils, and wound balms. As a guide use 1-4 drops in an essential oil burner, and 1 drop in 5mls carrier oil or a 1% concentration in topical preparations. Keep safely out of reach of children and animals.


Our range of indigenous, organically-grown essential oils are intended as part of an integrated approach to wellbeing. Information provided is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any medical condition, nor replace prescribed medication. If on medication, pregnant, lactating, or undergoing surgery please consult your healthcare professional before using essential oils.


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