May Chang (Litsea cubeba) Essential Oil

May Chang (Litsea cubeba) Essential Oil

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May Chang (Litsea cubeba) essential oil has a spicy, lemony, citrus aroma with vegetative notes. Known as an 'oil of tranquility' May Chang is recognized for its ability to promote physical relaxation and mental calm.

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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.

Historically the oil from this exotic plant 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, 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 oil which is helpful to the client but not always appreciated in terms of scent. Tea Tree and Clary Sage 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. Also useful for skincare.

  • Species: Litsea cubeba


  • Plant family: Lauraceae


  • Origin: China


  • Note: Top


  • Extraction method: Steam distilled


Safety Note:
Non toxic.

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. It can also combat excessive perspiration and therefore makes an excellent deodorant.
Litsea cubeba oil has a tonic effect on the nervous system and can help to provide clarity of thought when you are feeling nervous, stressed, anxious or confused. 
May Chang has a refreshing, stimulating, uplifting action that may help to relieve fatigue and lethargy. Its antiseptic, deodorising action also makes it good for cleansing the atmosphere when bugs are about.
Blends well with:                   
Middle notes (herbs and flowers) and works particularly well with Sandalwood or Cedarwood.



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  • The information provided is for personal information and interest. It is not intended to offer a medicinal treatment for any condition. Please consult your GP or nurse if you have any health concerns whatsoever.
  • Essential oils are not to be used undiluted and are not to be taken internally.
  • Keep out of the reach of children.
  • If using an essential oil on your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body first (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).
  • If you have questions about using essential oils please contact us via the 'Contact Us' page in the footer.



100% Pure May Chang Essential Oil
Allergens Listing:

Citral 78%
Citronellol 1.5%
Limonene 15%
Linalool 3%



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