May Chang (Litsea cubeba) Essential Oil
- Product Code: EO-L08
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £1.80
Litsea cubeba (May Chang or Exotic Verbena) essential oil is obtained from the small, pepper-like fruits of a small tropical tree with fragrant leaves and flowers.
This exotic plant has traditionally been used in Chinese medicine for treating conditions such as aches, pains, headaches, period pain, asthma, chills and digestive problems. The oil has also, historically, has been blended with Almond Oil and used to perfume the body prior to meditation or prayer, in order to impart a sense of strength, calm and mental clarity.
May Chang essential oil, has a citrussy aroma that is somewhere between orange and lemon. It has a gentle pungency that can be helpful if you wish to cover the scent of an aromatherapy oil which is helpful to the client but not always appreciated in terms of scent. Tea Tree and Clary Sage essential oil are two prime examples.
May Chang is known as an 'oil of tranquility' and is recognized for its powerful effect in terms of promoting physical relaxation and mental calm. It is particularly recommended for those suffering from work related stress and an inability to switch off. It is also useful for skincare.
- Species: Litsea cubeba
- Plant family: Lauraceae
- Origin: China
- Note: Top
- Extraction method: Steam distilled
Non toxic. May be sensitizing for sensitive skin.
May Chang (Litsea cubeba) essential oil is popular for use in skincare. It has strong antiseptic properties that are particularly useful for treating oily skin, blemishes and acne. Its antifungal properties can be beneficial for athletes foot and it can also be used to deodorise and combat excessive perspiration.
Litsea cubeba oil has a tonic effect on the nervous system and can help to boost concentration and provide clarity of thought when you are feeling nervous, stressed, anxious or confused. Its uplifting action is said to create a sense of inner lightness where negativity has set in.
May Chang has a revitalising, stimulating, uplifting action that may help to relieve fatigue and lethargy. Its antiseptic, anti-viral properties area ideal for cleansing the atmosphere and helping to prevent coughs, colds and flu. It has a tonic effect on the respiratory system and a mild stimulant effect on the digestive system which can be helpful for problems such as constipation, indigestion and trapped wind.
Blends well with:
|Middle notes (herbs and flowers) and citrus oils. Also works particularly well with Sandalwood or Cedarwood.|
Citral 78%, Geraniol 1.5%, Citronellol 1.5%, Limonene 15%, Linalool 3%