Litsea cubeba (May Chang) Essential Oil

Rated 4.5 out of 5
Based on 24 reviews
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Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Essential Oil
100% PURE, THERAPEUTIC GRADE ESSENTIAL OIL
COMMON NAME Litsea cubeba (May Chang) Oil
BOTANICAL NAME Litsea cubeba
PLANT PARTS USED Fruit
EXTRACTION METHOD Distillation
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN China
 
May Chang is similar in action to Lemongrass oil due to its high citral content, however it has a finer more lemony aroma. In Traditional Chinese Medicine May Chang is used for cardiovascular and musculoskeletal ailments due to its cooling nature and it has a tonic effect on the whole body to promote wellness.
Nature/Essence – Invigorating & Cooling
SKIN ICON 72pxFOR THE SKIN
May Chang oil has an astringent effect on congested oily skin and acne. It is also a good choice in deodorant blends to help reduce excessive perspiration and odour, and impart a fresh clean fragrance.
 
BODY ICON 72pxFOR THE BODY
May Chang has a cooling and toning effect helpful for cardiovascular health, and in massage oil for sore, tired muscles, lower back or wherever heat needs to be dispelled. It is also used for indigestion and nausea, and as a respiratory tonic.
 
MIND ICON 72pxFOR THE MIND
May Chang helps stimulate and uplift a tired or negative mind and is a good choice when feeling mentally or physically exhausted. It has a tonic effect on the nervous system to help with nervous tension and stress.
 
HOME ICON 72pxFOR THE HOME
Diffuse May Chang to help purify and refresh the air, and it may also help repel insects. It is also a good choice in household cleaning blends for its antiseptic qualities and a sharp clean lemony scent.
BLENDS WELL WITH
Basil, Bergamot, Clary sage, Geranium, Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender, Petitgrain, Rose, Rosemary, Ylang ylang
Appearance Pale yellow to golden brown
Odour Description Intensely lemon like sweet, fresh
Main Constituents Citral, limonene, alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, sabinene, geraniol
Specific Gravity Min0.880 Max0.892
Optical Rotation Min -1 Max +12
Refractive Index Min 1.480 Max1.490

Typical GC analysis
Litsea-517
- Consultation with a suitably qualified practitioner is recommended prior to use
- For external use only.
- Do not apply to skin undiluted
- Not recommended for use during pregnancy
- Perform a patch test prior to use
average rating 4.5 out of 5
Based on 24 reviews
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24 Reviews
Reviewed by Brigid A.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Litsea EO

Love this oil, performs beautifully in CP soap, and has a lovely fresh citrusy type scent, which holds well.

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Reviewed by mariam m.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Another staple for me.

I love the scent of this oil. It’s lemony with a citronella vibe and it also reminds me of tree tree or peppermint. It’s fragrance is strong and has it’s own unique accord. This is one oil like to keep for my CP soaps.

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Reviewed by Raewyn O.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Havent used yet

Have heard great things in regards to this products though I havent used it yet.

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Reviewed by KH
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great

Smells great in soap.

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Reviewed by Zalina B.
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I recommend this product
Rated 3 out of 5
Review posted

Difficult stopper

The essential oil has a light orangey smell. This I found very pleasant, however I nearly spilt the ess oil in this sample bottle trying to get the stopper out. Zalina Barrington (Dip.Aroma 1999)

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